N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Sunday, July 25, 2010

Drawing a Blank

This past Tuesday our knitting group, along with some of the weavers and spinners, got together for a dye night.  We had a bunch of knitted wool blanks that we dyed as a project and to sell at the Woodstock Fleece Festival this October.  We had great fun and some of the junior members lent their skill and imagination to the mix as well.  A pot luck bar-b-que followed and the wool was left to dry on the line over night.  A fun way to spend a summer's evening for sure.

Saturday, July 03, 2010

Canada Day Special

July 1st I was out doing my evening chores, enjoying the cool weather when I noticed one of my bfl cross girls laying down with her nose in the air.  Looks like she's in labour I thought.  No can't be. She was up and on the move again.  On closer inspectionIi noticed the telltale water bag and sure enough she was in labour.  Nick noticed too and was off after her like a shot.  I got him penned up and sat and waited while she delivered a beautiful dark grey ram lamb.  It is so hard to tell when these girls are pregnant as they just don't show.  Hopefully not too many more are expecting.  July 15th is the cut off date and it can come none too soon for me.