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.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Iris helps around the farm
Oh Iris! You're such a good helper around the farm! Shetland sheep are great for keeping your farm looking neat and tidy. Since we use portable fencing, I can put the sheep where the eating is good as the farm moves through summer. By the time the sheep are done with their work, everything looks pruned up real nice...like a park!
Every day continues to be a busy spinning day, with lots of joy in working with the fiber. Our 2011 fleeces are really nice this year. I hope to have more fiber to sell in the future, as I know a lot of you have been asking! Meanwhile, even in the heat of summer, our yarn sales continue to be strong, with many, many repeat customers. The yarn truly sells itself!
Stay tuned for photos from around the farm!