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.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Morning Market and Rooster for Sale

Huh. It's snowing out there.


We are pleased to announce that we'll be at the morning market tomorrow! The roads should be pretty cleaned up by then and good for going out. In fact, the sun is trying to peak out as I write this! So glad this storm moved on fairly quickly.

We have several inches of snow out here, with lots of blowing into cracks around windows and such. However, the coop is very cozy and even though the barn had lots of snow blown in under the door and into the aisle, it remained cozy and nice. Water buckets are just beginning to freeze on top this morning.

The rooster in the photo above is of Winslow. If you're looking for a nice rooster that will pass on good laying genes, this is your fellow. He's just come into maturity and is ready for your hens. He's a Buff Orpington but is a little leggier than an Orp should be, so I suspect he has nice Leghorn genetics in him as well. If you're interested, you can email us at or talk to us at the market in the morning.

See you then!

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