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.

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Is it Wednesday Already?

Where has this week gone?  Things have been very busy here on the farm.  It's been hot and humid, but in a pleasant sort of way...I know that sounds strange, but summer is here and it's been nice.

We rotated everyone earlier in the week to their new, fresh grazing ground.  It takes time to move the fences and the grasses are lush, so putting up fence takes longer.  Speaking of wonderful to have the grass grow this year!!!  I don't think I'll ever take grass growth for granted ever again!  We've had a lot of rain and the grass is deep.  The sheep are VERY happy, and the lambs are growing great!

It's looking like market weather next Saturday is going to be very nice, so mark your calendars to be there!  The strawberries are ripe, the lettuces are very tasty, and early onions and carrots are ready for you.  Grab your grocery list, your favorite market bag, and head on over Saturday morning.  Don't forget to plan your next knitting project!  We have lots of lovely yarns freshly spun and ready for just the right special project you might have in mind.  Remember to come early as when a fleece sells out, it's gone until next year!

I'll leave you with a picture of some yarns that will be for sale Saturday morning.  These three skeins sell as a package, with the blue making a beautiful complement to the black.  If you'd like to buy them, but cannot make it to market, you can purchase them from our Etsy Shop (find the link to the right here on our farm blog).  Etsy is so convenient!  You can shop anytime, use your credit card, and the yarns will be shipped right to your doorstep!

Beautiful Shetland yarns with Claire's (East Friesian) Blue Ice

Coming up next (if I can get a picture!) Bear is really starting to.....well......SNOWBALL! lol  (Oh, he's sooooo cute...wait 'til you see!)

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