N-Ewes from Hopeful Shetlands

Monday, April 30, 2012

First Lambs Have Arrived!

Last evening one of my shetland ewes had a set of twins: a black ram lamb and a spotted katmoget ewe lamb. The little family is doing well today. I have about twenty others ready to pop this month, so I am going to be very busy. I am home from a very successful Knitters' Frolic and once again thank the organisers of this wonderful event and all the people who purchased from me or just stopped in the booth to say "Hello". My husband brought his
circular sock knitting machines and had great fun demonstating and talking about his passion. Here are some photos of the new arrivals.


  • How is Karen? Is she with-lamb? I'm having great fun spinning her fleece (along with those of Fancy and Sandy that I bought at your place on shearing day) down here in Windsor.

    I didn't make it up to the Frolic this year (boo,) but would love the chance to pop by (if I could) to see the ladies and their wee lambikins. And to say hello to Karen, of course - she's turned into something of a sheep-celebrity around here. On that note, could I please reserve her fleece for purchase next shearing day? Yes, I am a bit early, but... :)

    Ok, that's enough excited chatter from me - give your wonderful Shetlands my best!


    By Blogger Spilly Jane, at 8:13 AM  

  • Hi Jane, Yes Karen i expecting but no babies for her yet. Sorry but her fleece has already been procesed into roving and mixed with the other blacks. We had to shear in January this year as it was so mild, the sheep were starting to shed their fleece. I will pot when she has her babies and you are welcome to have a look. Bye for now, Michele

    By Blogger Hopeful Farm, at 1:01 PM  

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