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, April 5, 2015

Farm News

Noticed longer periods between posts of late?  Well, things have been very busy and we here at Wheely Wooly Farm have had very little time to be sitting at a device such as this, recounting our steps around the barn and pastures.  Farms are always busy places and the days of putting my feet up and reading away the winter hours have dwindled.  There is much to do!!

So we are saying good-bye for awhile.  Writing this blog has been a blast!!  Making so many new friends with all of you has been a special, I got that amazing experience!  Connecting people is a powerful thing.  What fun it has been to experience the connections that come to us in such new ways, and span such huge distances!  We will surely miss giggling through our blog entries as the pace quickens here and sharing/exchanging all things sheep!

We will be back some time but I can't say when that will be. lol!  Thank you everyone for following us, tuning in, and learning what sheep farming is like in the modern world, or for contributing so many interesting perspectives on all things sheep, good eating, and good knitting/crocheting.  We will look forward to seeing you again in the markets and at events!

If you miss following us, catch us out in our communities.  We are the only booth selling genuine Shetland yarns...actually, we are the only booth selling handspun yarns exclusively actually, for many years now.  Keep watch for our sheep signs for soon it will be time to take them off the farmhouse walls, where they wait out winter, and hang them back out in the early morning sunshine on our canopy!  Our farm is expanding so watch for changes and new things in time.

(Actually, I have to mention quickly, I've finished some knitted wraps that are GORGEOUS!  These are unique, one of a kind quality lifetime pieces that you won't find in any store.  I have a black dressier wrap made with genuine Shetland from our flock, with hints of blues in it.  It has a beautiful sky blue trim with glitz crocheted over the two short sides for a lovely, fancier effect, suitable for a night out on a cruise or high style dining.  There is also a moorit genuine Shetland wrap that is wider and longer, with a berry colored lacy trim knitted off the short edges, and attractive black crocheted buttons placed along the border.  This one is perfect for your reading/coffee nook where you recharge your batteries.  It's beautiful!!  Currently on the needles is a lovely white wrap that is stunningly soft and lovely.  Haven't designed how this one will finish yet, as it's already a scramble with lambs and other spring farm work.  Prices range from $295. to $395.  They won't last long so if you'd like one, it'd be best to email us.)

So we'll see you out and about all around our state (as always), if you are here in Wisconsin.  If not, keep checking back here, to the Wheely Wooly Farm post, for we will be back when we have the time!