Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles

Shetland Sheep: Rich in History, Rich in Textiles! Our farm mission is to enjoy and promote the wonderful diversity of the Shetland breed by fully utilizing to the best of our ability all they have to offer historically. We believe the best preservation and management of this breed includes it's full spectrum of history. We encourage old and new shepherds alike to join in the fun by engaging in fiber arts, especially spinning and knitting, as this breed is so intimately linked with those aspects of the arts.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Thanks Tovah Martin!

Sheepy people seem to have had an interest in Tasha Tudor, that famous illustrator who was a very interesting person. Tasha's illustrations were absolutely enough to draw people in; lovely violets, primroses, oak leaves, garlands, forget-me-nots...and so many others! Yet that wasn't all with Tasha. Turns out, most of us would have barely known what Tasha Tudor was like, until Tovah Martin and Richard W. Brown came along. If any of you have read Tovah's books on Tasha Tudor, you'll know what I mean.

I've always wondered what Tovah Martin was like, since she did spend a lot of time working on her Tasha books and others with garden themes. I've seen her on some shows doing a little segment on something garden. She must like gardening. It was written in Tasha Tudor's Garden that Tovah had Saanen goats. I thought she sounded like an interesting person in her own right.

Well, wonder no more! The spring issue of Country Gardens has a small, but nice write-up about Tovah, her home, gardens, and goats. What a pleasure to read about her plants and design dreams. I especially liked the round veg. garden. Is that a solar panel on the goat barn??

If you liked Tovah's writings on Tasha Tudor, don't miss out on this little article about Tovah herself! Thanks Tovah, for sharing a little about yourself!

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