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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how sweet it is

how sweet it is

This is Charlotte. Once a lamb, now 7 years old. This is Memphis, Charlotte's dam. Memphis won me a quite a few fleece ribbons and Memphis' dam, Athena, took Grand Champion fleece at Black Sheep Gathering in Eugene, OR. Just this spring this photo of Memphis was a...

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a lady’s man

a lady’s man

Neville, a most handsome CVM/Romeldale ram, lived across the river on Betsy's farm. He vacationed on our farm and spent time with our pretty ladies. A romancer caught in early morning. He chose his women one by one and gave them a whole day, complete with breakfast...

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they do remember

Katie, dear friend and prior shepherdess, is home for a visit from Rwanda after a year away. she came for the weekend here on the farm. a treat for us all. Katie was most excited to visit the flock, as she had done chores daily, helped with lambing and written...

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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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