N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Friday, June 27, 2008

Lamb Shots

Everyone is growing well and mature colours are starting to appear on the lambs. I have many awesome lambs for sale, rams and ewes, so here are some pics. On a sad but happy note, Larry, my little bottle boy, is heading off to a new home tomorrow with a half brother for company. Both will be wethered and will be fibre pets. I always try to find homes for my bottle babies: they always seem to be rams, because I just don't feel right sending an animal that has come to trust me to auction or the butcher. I know they will be cared for and will be fibre suppliers as well. Here are some photos of some of the lambs.

Monday, June 09, 2008

Well Needed Rest

We are fresh back from WASSOON in North Bay and the Ontario Handspinning Seminar in Barrie last weekend. We had wool to be picked up from the mill in Frankenmuth Michigan before North Bay, so I suggested that we continue north through Michigan and then cut across the trans Canada to North Bay. It was a beautiful drive; we saw moose, bears porcupines, etc but I had no idea that it was soooooo far! Gil had never been over the Mackinac bridge and he enjoyed the trip immensely. Going to Barrie was a little more straight forward and we had a great time there as well. Most of the same vendors that were in North Bay were at Barrie, so lots of visiting occured. It is also nice to see past customers who show and tell me what they have done with fibre that they have purchased from me as well as their plans for the fleeces and fibre that they purchased that day. I have encloded some more pictures of the growing lambs and Smudgie and Coal befor they lost their fleeces. Smudgie's is in Hamilton and Coal's has travelled to Montreal. Enjoy.