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.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Dear Facebook Friends, and Surprise!

If you have any questions regarding Lil' Rainbow, don't be afraid to ask!  :)

 Ugh! (That's Annabelle through the window...trying to look out.)

We had quite a surprise storm last night!  Rain had been forecast, with flood warnings in low-lying areas.  Ice storm was not part of the vocabulary!  This morning, we woke up to this!  Ice is covering everything.  Limbs are down.  Trees are bent over.  Fences are sagging.  Cars were in the ditches everywhere.  School was NOT called off, or delayed!  Power is out is some areas.  And I think everyone was caught by surprise by this huge ice storm.  I had to stand still out there and just listen.  It was interesting.  The wind is blowing, causing the ice to crack and snap on the trees, but none of it is melting or falling off.  Strange.  Off in the distance, in the pastures, the meadowlark is singing, and the sandhill cranes are calling.  What a strange combination!  Crackling ice and spring bird song!  

Bad news.  More is on the way for tonight.  

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