Preparing for the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Every year has been a little different at the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival at the Tunbridge Fairgrounds in Tunbridge, VT, September 30-October 1.  Even if you don’t knit, it’s a ton of fun with great food and lots of opportunities to learn more about fibercraft. In the past, I have brought natural-color Cormo XContinue reading “Preparing for the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival”

We Went to the Festival

And I sold lots of yarn, batts and pelts. Saturday started off with lots of visitors inspecting the goods, but few purchases.  I was anxious that no one would be in a buying mood!  But suddenly around 12:30, an unheard “buy-things-now” alarm went off and suddenly 4 pelts, a pile of yarn and half ofContinue reading “We Went to the Festival”

More Sheep and Wool Festival Preparation

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 excitedContinue reading “More Sheep and Wool Festival Preparation”

Preparing for the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival

Somehow, getting ready for my second Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival seems like it will be more challenging than the first. First, I am not currently certain whether I will have yarn or not for the show.  With three weeks to go, it would be helpful to know if yarn is happening or not.  Continue reading “Preparing for the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival”

End of the Summer

  The ram lambs left on the 12th of the month, so the flock is down to the girls all dining in the Donkey Pasture, and the boys, banished to mow the lawn and subsist on shrubs in the periphery of the fields.   The guys were quite large when they left, and I’m lookingContinue reading “End of the Summer”

What goes right, what goes wrong.

I had a long to-do list for last Saturday.   The 4th Doctor needed shearing and the lambs needed to be weaned, which entailed moving them to a field near where I work. The first trip, at 9:30 in the morning, was to set up the paddock at work in Cambridge, 35 minutes from theContinue reading “What goes right, what goes wrong.”

Getting Together

After an escape and a few other instances of naughtiness, primarily instigated by The Doctor, I gave in.  Knowing a bit about sheep psychology, I made a guess: if I put the BFLs with the larger flock, they would be more inclined to stay put because the larger flock doesn’t pressure the fence.  After aContinue reading “Getting Together”