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, September 24, 2012

It's yarn! It's a fleece! No wait! It's a...

 Speckled Sussex hen!

Try saying that super fast five times in a maybe not!  Isn't she pretty?  She was at the poultry show this past weekend and  I have absolutely no idea who she belonged to.  I just love how her feathers remind me of Shetland fleeces and yarn.  All that depth of color so harmoniously blending together, just like handspun yarn!  I bet she'd be real pretty in the nest box on a nice pile of bright straw.  Waaannnnnttttt ooonnnnnneeeee!

By the Poygan Go-Getter did it again!  She came home in the blue, and so did her bird!  That's sayin' a lot, 'cause these people at this show know a few things about chickens.  She took Sweetie Tweetie, her Buff-Laced Polish hen who's six years old...yes, a six year old hen went a'showin!  Sweetie Tweetie got a first, AND Best of Variety!  It was another great day!  Wow!  It's been quite a year!
The 'tunies keep on playing all summer long

These bright and cheerful petunias have graced my back door window box all summer long, despite being positively BAKED in the blazing sun up to 110 degrees.  That's how hot it got on that side of the house on some of those wicked mornings, but they kept on blooming.  I wonder if you can get a chicken as cheerful-looking as these....

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