Sheep

twenty years later…2020

twenty years later…2020

In 2000, my family started raising sheep. We bought 2 lambs, then 2 more, then 4 more a few times, lambed our own across two decades, and had many ups and some downs. A few years ago we decided it was time to ease out of shepherding. Now, in the fall of 2020, we have...

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Of sheep and geese

the sheep know the days on pasture are waning.they seize a precious afternoon together with pleasurequite sure they know much more about the shortening days and the coming of winter than we credit them forI took some time amidst regular work in...

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Hues to you!

My studio is brimming with color despite the backdrop of frigid and snowy weather outside. I frequently struggle with the yin and yang between the desk and dyepot with multiple projects and deadlines in both areas. Welcome to a glimpse of what has been cooking in the...

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Enjoy the feast!

First a few greens...(mind your manners Griffin!))Lucy says yum yum...Peach thinks mmm mmm good...Della smiles a yes!then a side dish, stalks of fresh brussel sprouts...brussels on grass, delightful....Dessert anyone?this morning Luna helped me create some paper art...

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Because of you

I am spurred on....by my family, friends, blogger buds and all the wonderful people I have met at shows and beyond. Such encouraging words, ideas and enthusiasm. I have heard from natural dyers who want to link up, knitters who want to knit with my yarns and some who...

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Good Growth

Our lambs are looking good at six months old with proper weight and conformation.Left to right: Griffin, Maggie and Lily. Maggie and Lily are twin ewes. Maggie's birth weight was 10.5#s and Lily's was 5.5#s and a bottle lamb. You can take a look back at the early days...

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Her final pasture

Ashley, our most famous, beautiful ewe has gone to greener pastures. Her health has been slowly declining since early summer and with each passing week it has been harder and harder to watch. She still ate well and grazed but she walked ever so slowly from stiffness...

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Waiting, watching and spoiling

Lambs are due within the week so I spend a fair amount of time coming and going from the barn to spoil the girls. Here is Memphis looking quite pregnant!Thankfully the lamcam connected to our bedroom TV allows me to keep an eye on them during the overnight without...

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Join us for a workshop?

Workshops for the 2010 season at Long Ridge Farm are open! Three day workshops with Michele Wipplinger are featured for August. The first is Basilan: Earth Pigments and Infusions from Mali, Africa. The second is Woad: The Ancient European Blue.Michele WipplingerPatty...

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