N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Lambs Arriving Daily!

Paisley has the honours of having the first lambs of the 2008 season, here at Hopeful Farms. It was twins: a ewe and a ram and they are both healthy and active. Her sisters are also just about ready to pop and I am looking forward to seeing what they produce. Paisley is a first time mom and it always amazes me how well they know how to care for their little ones. Enjoy the pics.

Monday, March 03, 2008

Shearing Day Come and Gone

Saturday was "S" say at our little farm: shearing day. As usual, some of the fleeces were experiencing a little on sheep felting action, but I was very pleased over all with the quality of the fibre received. There was a little less this year after some of the girls and boys were sold and a manageable number of 49 for the day were clipped. Four of the rams have to wait for their haircuts, so I will have more to look forward to in a month or so. For the first time ever, Karen was able to shear the pygora goats. Usually by shearing time their fleeces have felted and started to molt. They were perfect little Ladies for their trim. All the wool has been sorted and skirted and ready to be sent for processing into rovings and hopefully will be ready for sale at Southwest Seminar this May 3rd. I will also be attending Knitter's Frolic in Toronto in April and WASSOON in May. Hope to see everyone there! Enjoy the photos.