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.
Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Bye Bye Appendix A!!! (BIG SMILE)
Well folks! It's time!!!!! It's time to do something that I've been looking forward to for a loooonnnnngggggg time! It's time to remove the Appendix A circle off my blog, because...ready???.....APPENDIX A IS GONE, GONE, GONE!!!!
Appendix A was written by a group of people OUTSIDE the Shetland Islands in modern times. It promotes a type of sheep that is not historical. It does not match the desires of shepherds like me who want to genuinely preserve and protect the real Shetland sheep. Genuinely protecting the real Shetland sheep is why I joined our national organization. Genuine Shetland sheep are simply amazing. Their wool is outstanding and cannot be matched in any other breed. They are solid, hardy sheep who are sweet, friendly, active, bright, outstanding mothers, and a joy to own.
Appendix A created lots of tension in our national breed organization. A very small group of very nasty people put it in place, without the knowledge of most of the membership. When the membership found out, there was shock and anger. But there was so much more to the story!
But for now, it's time to CELEBRATE!
AND! It's time to celebrate the return of integrity to our national organization!!!
WOOHOO! It's a GREAT DAY!!!