A NIGHT AT SHEEP AND SHAWL-ADVENTURES IN YARN FARMING-MORTICIA

28 03 2014

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ADVENTURES IN YARN FARMING

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Last night I went to Sheep and Shawl to hear a reading on Barbara Perry’s book Adventures in Yarn Farming.  I met Barbara years ago at many sheep events and am so glad to attend the event last night.  Her book is filled with delightful stories about her life on the farm.  We all get into sheep farming in different ways and its interesting to follow everyone’s story.    I knew I would love her book but in the first chapter, Casting On I was hooked by this quote “As a shepherd, I do some of my best work in my pajamas”,  True for me too. The whole reason I bought this old house is that I can open a door from my kitchen and go directly into the barn.  I hardly even saw the rest of the house seeing that I could walk in and feed and water my sheep with no more slipping on icy paths in the winter  I was SOLD!!!!!  Of course I was shocked when I moved in and saw the real condition of the house, oh well its 75% done now.

BARBARA SIGNING BOOKS AFTER THE READING

BARBARA SIGNING BOOKS AFTER THE READING

 

The reading last night was about lambing.  Something that I have never done.  A good part of the time I have had sheep I have been working outside the home and couldn’t add that to my schedule.  Lambs are so cute its was an inviting idea and now looking back I surely wish I had another Lottie, Seamus, Roger or Sadie.  They were the perfect sheep, in their disposition, longevity and intelligence.  But I felt there were always sheep and people were always either giving them away or you could buy some.   

The talk was so interesting and I learned a lot about lambing. Maybe someday she will allow me to come to the farm and see a lamb being born.

Her book goes into detail of the seasons of sheep.  The work that goes into keeping sheep and the joys of it.  You can tell how much she loves her flock.   The pictures alone make the book worth  the price but add to that the patterns, recipe’s all the information its a must have for the Sheep farmer to be or anyone wanting to read a true story about life on a farm.

Her yarns are all hand dyed and the colors are just beautiful, many are sold out before the year ends.  She has various things at her farm during the year.  Check out her web site http://www.foxfirefiber.com.

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Thank you Liz for having these wonderful events at your shop.

Morticia

Well as of yesterday afternoon, Morticia has 3 eggs underneath her.  Two from Sweet Pea that she rolled into the nest and one of her own.  We will know in 22 days!  I think another two eggs are all that she can have underneath  herself.  Sweet Pea’s eggs are mediums and after all even though Morticia thinks she is a large bird she is only a bantam.

Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog today Carole

 


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