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, July 28, 2013

Welcome EAA-ers!

Welcome to all our EAA visitors!  We hope you enjoy your visit to our neck of the woods.  Looks like the weather will be good for flying over sheep grazing in GREEN pastures!  ('s a beautiful thing!!)

For those of you who haven't heard of EAA, it's the Experimental Aircraft Association's annual gathering at our tiny airport.  It's an incredibly exciting look at aviation over the decades, where you can find all kinds of planes from old WWII bombers (with...ahem...nearly naked ladies painted on the sides) to modern wonders that take your breath away in power, noise, and intrigue!  Ever see a fighter jet whiz past you, deafening your screamed wows??  Ever watch the Harrier hover in place like the Jetson's family space mobile....only MUCH, MUCH louder, with shocking power?  Ever see a stealth silently glide over you like a secret bat...nearly causing all the cars and trucks on the road to crash as everyone tries to get a better look?  Ever watch the Concorde bank out over the water, sun on it's back, roaring past you at remarkable speed?  It's all beautiful and exciting!

From our pastures, we will spend the week watching dare devils paint the sky with smoke, acrobats flip their planes over and over and over, and war planes fly in formation with a slow, deafening rumble.  Off in the distance, as I tend my farm chores, I'll hear the buzz of something much higher in the air than a bee, snorkeling air, sputtering, and going silent as it falls at alarming speeds back to earth, only to buzz once again as the pilot pulls the plane back up and quickly buzzes into the blue, fading out of sight.  The only thing that brings my attention back to what I'm supposed to be doing is:

a) falling into a hole or dip into the ground as I'm walking, or
b) a cute lamb baaing...which always brings my attention back in focus.

Yep.  It's crooked neck week here on the farm!  Welcome EAA-ers!  We always enjoy your racket! :)  I can't imagine anyone getting bored out there on the grounds, but if you do, be sure to look us up and get some fine Shetland yarn for some of the best knitting you'll ever experience!

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