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 24, 2012

Wheely Wooly Farm is more than sheep

 Home grown lavender

 Incubating Buff Orpington eggs

 Good laying hens that genuinely free range

 Diversity is a pleasure!!!!!!

Perky colors to remind us of our country's original mission...FREEDOM.

As we approach our country's annual birthday celebration, it's time for us as Americans to do some deep thinking.  Our country is based on FREEDOM.  Freedom works.  People prosper, communities are safer, kindness flourishes.  What doesn't work?  Loss of freedom.  Loss of freedom brings loss of human rights, a trashed ecosystem, and much suffering.  As citizens of the United States of America, it's easy to be complacent in the comforts our parents and grandparents created for us off their backs. But we are losing those hard earned, and assumed freedoms, usually without us noticing.  Have YOU noticed?  Ask around.  Ask country people.  We are losing freedom.  What is important to you?  Do you like to eat?  Do you think eating is important? Do you think food is connected to health?  If you answered yes to even one of these questions, it's time to do some deep thinking.

Wheely Wooly Farm's blog is about light-hearted affairs, and it's kept pretty strickly to sheep.  While I'll happily debate Shetland sheep fleece lengths and trivial matters, our blog is rarely about anything but sheep.  Today, we are going to ask you, our readers, to begin increasing your awareness of your freedom.  Do you think you have the same freedoms today that you had yesterday?  Last week?  Last year?  I hope the answers don't upset you too much. 

It's time to prepare for our country's birthday celebration.  Time to think.  Change used to happen slowly, over time.  It isn't so like that anymore.  Today, changes happen swiftly, sometimes in the middle of the night, on a holiday weekend.  If you value freedoms, it's time to think.  If you think health is an inherent right, time to think.  

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