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, January 19, 2013

Time to Rest was the last day of our winter market.  We attended more markets this year than ever before, hitting the road nearly every weekend!  We are ready for a rest!  It was a busy year with many miles driven, lots of hauling stuff, and lots of lifting, lots of loading and unloading, (and lots of sandwiches!).  Thankfully, yarn is easy to transport around in that it is easy to manage, easy to pack away, and lightweight!  We've already been getting hopeful questions and comments from customers regarding the summer season, which we won't miss, so watch for us again come summer in our new purple tent.  We'll be back with more fresh yarn in all your favorite Shetland colors!
Wheely Wooly Wink...handsome fellow!

In the meantime, we'll keep in touch here on our farm blog.  Watch for new developments to come!  We are discussing and planning ideas that would help us better serve you in convenience and accessibility.  Our goal is to fulfill your wishlists on what you'd like to see in the future from Wheely Wooly Farm and the fine yarns we produce.  We will also keep you posted on who is lambing and what their little lambs look like!  

Remember little Posie?  She's Claire's little lamb.  Pure sweetness!!
Don't miss out on 2013's lamb photos so stay tuned!

So now, as the sun sets, and the warm air stirs into a chilly breeze that's bringing in a deep freeze, I'm going to put my cozy wool socks on, put up my feet, and take a rest.  Here's an old picture of what that will look like....giggle, giggle!

Shepherdess break!

Beauty in winter

The beauty in this rest, though, is that you don't need to be afraid to email us if you want/need more yarn!  My email link is on the right side here of the blog.  Truthfully, I'm still sending some things out in the mail, so I'm not completely at rest yet.  We have some nice skeins of blacks left, as well as one of Claire's Pink skeins, and a few others.  Maybe I'll put them up on the blog for you to see and if you are interested in them, just email and we'll be in touch.  Remember, all skeins ordered through the mail receive a FREE crocheted flower! 

Have a nice weekend everyone and don't forget to come back and see what skeins are left in next week's blogs!

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