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.

Saturday, October 6, 2012


 The trees are stunning...

...but we froze anyway!  A chilly wind has swept down on us from the northwest, bringing a change in the air.   Leaving for market in the dark, with the chilly winds rocking the vehicle brought winter into focus.  As we pulled out, we reminisced about leaving home with the sun in our eyes this summer, while wearing tank tops even at such an early hour!  Our new canopy was WONDERFUL!  The sidewalls went up easily and kept us out of the worst of the chilly wind.  The purple color was bright and even brighter when the sun came out.  We loved it!  We how have more space for displaying yarn so setting up this morning was a lot of fun for me!   The woolcrow with the black coat was a busy place this morning.  Black coats sure show off our yarns nicely.  Crocheted flowers were also popular, as were some of Claire's yarn.  We are now out of the watermelon color, so if you'd like to get some and missed out, just let us know and we'll make more.  Otherwise, I might hold off on that color again until next spring.

***Special next week!  Buy two skeins of yarn or one gift pack and receive a crocheted flower free!***
(while supplies last)

And now, after being out in the cold fresh air for hours and hours, I think I'll take my next cue from Sophie...
...and get warm!

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