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, May 19, 2013

More lamb pictures

 Why do I want to call him Snowball?
This is little Polar Bear, and he is SOOO CUTE!
He is 48 hours old in this picture.
 Wheely Wooly Pansy...another cutie we are so happy to have!
She is a purebred Shetland ewe out of Sweetie, our only white ewe.
Did I ever mention how SMART Shetlands are?  Pansy is sleeping under the pine tree.  She seems to naturally know it's safer there from birds of prey overhead.  Course, her mum lost her and got very worried until she figured out she has a little genius on her hooves!  Pansy is about 2 1/2 days old here.
 Some of the flock out grazing this afternoon.  The lambs LOVE that old horse path.  They run up and down it over and over all in a pack every evening!
 Wait a minute...are you a sheep?
An American scene...ok, ok, ok...yes, those are Scottish cows in the distance!  (Did you know they growl like bears when they are calving? Teehee)  Our apple trees are in full bloom today.  Their fragrance is such a special experience!  Every year, ya just gotta go stand under their perfumed pink umbrellas and look up at the brilliant blue sky through all their blossoms.  The air was warm today and not real windy, so their fragrance just hangs on the air in a heavenly way.  I love hanging laundry out on the line on days like today!

That's the view from Wheely Wooly Farm on this beautiful day in May!  Hope you enjoyed it!  If you like what you see, and wish to support locally grown, sustainably raised wool, you can support the flock and farm from our Etsy Shop...just find the link on the right side of our blog.  We will also be heading back to the  farmer's market when it begins on June 15th.  Also, you can find us in the Farm Fresh Atlas of Northeast Wisconsin.  Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, and we'll keep posting more pictures of the lambs!

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