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.

Friday, February 22, 2013

Snowy Update

Just a quick update that this latest storm was a well behaved, quiet storm!  Whew!  The snow fell quietly through the night last night, then stopped for several hours after sunrise.  It didn't start up again until later.  We got several inches out of it, but no wind.  The no wind part really saves the day!

The rams are still in the barn because this storm was forecast to have good winds with it.  It will be fun to let them out in the snow and watch them leap around tomorrow.  We are very grateful for the deep snow this winter overall.  Perhaps it will put us on a good green up for spring.  I must say I watched the grasses finish the fall season looking very weary and sparse.  I'm sure the grasses will be thinner, with more bare spots, and will exhibit slower regeneration come snow melt and mud season.  Around here, mud season usually starts mid March, lasting to about mid April, with grass greening up mid to late April.  A good muddy, cool spring is just what we need for recovery of vegetation.  So far, so good!

Also, thanks goes out to those who've already bought yarn!  Thank you for supporting our heritage flock and our small family farm!  We appreciate you!  Because of your support, we are able to keep this special breed going in a time of change.  Isn't it great to know that when quietly working on your knitting?!  Truly a knitter's delight!  I'll post more pictures of yarn available in the days to come.

Have a nice weekend everyone!

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