Just a taste of what I’m bringing to the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival this year. I have about 100 skeins of yarn, hot off the mill(?), soft, huggable pelts from lambs and adults, hand-carded batts, some natural and some hand-dyed, and patterns. My mom wrote a nifty new cowl pattern that we are excited to share with you!
Some Sheep Updates, because I like doing them:
- With all of the maintenance mowing we’ve been able to do with the new tractor, I can finally say that the sheep are really thriving. It’s hard to find a spine or ribs on the Bluefaced Leicesters, and the Cormos are looking better, brighter and healthier than ever.
- Peggy, who is probably about ten years old, is still going strong. I thought I should cull her, but she has teeth enough and is keeping up with the herd very comfortably.
- Tardis and Dalek are getting ever friendlier. Eleanor is a ham, and is fat enough to be made into a ham. She is the size of my adult Cormos at the age of six months. Little Moose is taller but leaner, and Marianne is lagging in growth a little. She gets extra grain at feeding time.
- The rams deeply resent being separated from the ewes, but have nevertheless been great ram-bassadors in my front yard, greeting passers-by.
- Eleanor, Chickadee and Phoebe (sheep) will be at the Sheep and Wool Festival, along with me, Matt and Phoebe (person). I earnestly can’t wait to see you there.