Shearing

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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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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Shearing…once, twice…done

Ah, shearing day, finally. Friday we got the shearing area all ready replete with hay for the sheep to eat as they were done being sheared. We don't feed them before shearing because then their rumens would be full and it's like eating a Thanksgiving dinner and then...

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Charlotte ~ then and now

Today is Charlotte's birthday, our April fool! Two years old, another lamb from Memphis and one of the best in personality, conformation and color, a lovely gray brown fleece. CVM fleece gets softer and darker with age. Charlotte is long legged which I prefer in the...

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Savannah ~ then and now

Today is Savannah's birthday. Five years old. She was our first CVM born here. Here she is, just minutes born, sitting pretty and ready to be licked by her mother, Memphis.And here she is this morning celebrating her birthday, sheepishly avoiding the camera.

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