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, April 29, 2012

Coming up...

More pictures!  Coming up next is a picture of some lace I've knitted.  Plus, Mona had a lamb Friday night that you'll want to see if you love knitting Fair Isle...

The camera is giving me all kinds of trouble lately but I think it's all getting figured out.  Little Moonlight and Starlight are out on pasture and loving it.  Moonlight is FAST!  He is soooooo cute!  The garden has been getting planted, but just cold weather stuff as we've had many frosty nights of late.  We planted the onions in a raised bed this year.  I used to have 10 raised beds in my garden and I LOVED it!  This is the first one in our new vegetable garden (which is actually three years old now).  I love both white and red onions, so we planted a four foot by four foot square area, planting nine onions per square foot.  The first foot is white onions, the next all red, then white and so on, so when the onions start bulbing up in later in the summer, it will look like a patchwork quilt.  Fun!

Also in is the lettuce, spinach, garlic, radishes, and we've transplanted some perennials and herbs.  The raspberries have been thriving, and the fruit trees made it through all the light frosts!  Seeds started in the house are ready for transplanting already...

When it rains or gets dark, it's time to spin!  I'm also working on some knitting.  There is a time and place for everything, so when I'm on the run, the knitting comes along...when home, my wheel is whirling.

Watch for the upcoming pictures and have a nice day everyone!

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