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, January 27, 2013


It's surely been an interesting day!  I spent the afternoon outside, tightening things up after predators have been sniffing around.  I also puttered about, too.  It was nice.  Temps were about at the freezing mark (very balmy for us lately).  As time passed, I noticed the skies were getting grayer, but the air was calm so I kept working around.  Soon, huge flakes of snow were coming down, and I needed to do some shoveling.

Then, I got quite a surprise!  A huge flash of lightning filled the sky!  WOW!  I scurried back into the barn.  Almost instantly, there was a low clap of rumbling thunder.  Lightning in January is not unheard of, but is certainly unusual.  It's not expected, so I was surprised.  Then, freezing rain began to fall.  It was cozy in the barn, so I continued on with my work.

For the next three hours, lightning continued to fill the sky every little bit.  More thunder was heard, and the storm continued to give us freezing rain.  The lights flickered in the house every little while.  When it came time to leave the barn for the warmth of the house, I scampered as fast as I could, not comfortable with the flashes.  Weird for a January day!

It's all past now and quiet has returned.  Yarn pictures coming next! lol

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