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 23, 2013
Spry little Daisy!
Meet little Daisy! She comes to our flock from one of the finest flocks in our state. Remember that email I mentioned in earlier posts? This little lamb was the result of those emails! She was described to us as "spry", and that she is!
She was tiny when we picked her up, and only a few days old. I believe the email said she was one of 6 lambs born to the mother! We've kept her in the warming box in the kitchen, with time out to hop and play. Yesterday, it was warm enough to take her outside to play, and what fun she had! She is strong, playful, vocal, and determined! It has been a joy caring for her!
Hopefully, I'll get pictures of our Shetland lambs soon!