N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Drumbo Fair

This past weekend members of the Oxford Spinners and Weavers and the Oxford Knitters took part in a sheep to shawl competition at the fair. Only two teams were available so it was very relaxed and a fun day. Our team, Wheels Away finished second: sounds way better than last. Hopefully next year there will be more teams but it is a new attraction so it takes time to catch on. Here are some photos of the shawls and the competitors.

Thursday, September 10, 2009


The air here is finally warm but all around signs of autumn have started to appear. We picked four giant puffballs from the field tonight and the trees have started to turn colour. Another sure sign of fall is the selection of sheep that I will keep and the ones that will be leaving the farm. I know my sheep have a good life but it is always a little sad when I have to send some to auction. I have decided on my rams that I will use for breeding next year. The large gray ram pictured here, will finally get his time with the ladies. He is gorgeous. Also the fall shows have started up and this Saturday September 12th I will be at the Waterloo County Knitters' Fair and next weekend I will be at Five Counties Seminar in Georgetown. Enjoy the pics of my BFL crosses and shetlands.