Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Big News Tonight! and Little Lamb's Ears

I can't say much but I will tell you that I've got some major exciting news I'll be announcing on my "Once in a While" Newsletter tonight at midnight Eastern Time. If you want to be one of the first readers to know..... sign on up.

We just purchased a new Dorset ram lamb to be the papa to some of next year's babies. He is quite good looking, don't you agree? He came from the barns and sheep program at University of Massachusetts in Amherst. Only problem is he is very spoiled and craves attention. Poor little guy must have had all kinds of students hugging him daily. He'll transition and learn to graze as he spends more time on our farm. 

I love this perennial plant called Lambs Ears. It spreads quickly and does well, no matter what I do to it. Only problem is that weeds can pop up through the spreading mat carpet and sometimes I just have to dig it all out and start again. I grow it along a wall along the patio. There is also some in the pasture from weeding I have done. It looks sweet when the lambs are standing behind it. They will not eat it though. It looks great in a vase too. The texture and fur on the leaves really does look like a lambs' ear, doesn't it?


ellen said...

And it so magically soft and fuzzy!

ellen said...

Oh, glory..just got your news letter. Is is really that late where you are.
I have loved your Julia yarn and have been slowly working..I mean slow here, on a simple garter stitched blanket. I love garter stitch. It is so unpretentious and so comforting to me. My biggest fear is that I will run out of your Julia. Your colors always speak to me and they are so lovely.
Can't wait to see your new yarn. I know that it will be absolutely beautiful. Thanks.
Congratulations to you. I am thrilled that you are doing this.
You are a wonder.

Lu said...

Hi Kristin,
I just got your newsletter! Congratulations and yeah for we knitters to get your beautiful yarn back. I am looking forward to your patterns too!

stufenzumgericht said...

Hi Kristin,
I've just read it in your newsletter, congratulation! But I doubt, if the yarn will be available in Germany ;-) Have a nice day, Martina

Elaine said...

Congratulations again!! This is becoming a wonderful year for you. The new sheep is quite handsome. Perhaps he can come inside and visit once in a while? Do pet sheep ever stop being pet sheep?

mn_bird said...

Hip, hip, hurrah! This is wonderful news for you and for all of us! I adore your yarn. It is my favorite and I'm so glad that it is coming back!!


Anonymous said...

so happy to hear it! Great news.

Patty in maryland

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chris said...

That's wonderful news. Your yarn is so pretty and lovely to work with. Will the colours be the same? New ones?

Nancy said...

Bravo, Kristin! Can't wait to see the color selection!

I love Lamb's Ear. It is definitely a plant for those who enjoy the tactile qualities of plants and makes a nice backdrop for brilliant color. It is one of the plants I tell kids about when getting them interested in plants and gardening. Another is pineapple sage. I love the look on their face when they rub a leaf and smell it!

BTW, the Indians used Lamb's Ears for bandaging wounds. Anyone who has felt them can understand.

Caffeine Girl said...

I love the idea of sheep wandering amidst Lambs Ears.

mary kate said...

I signed up for the newsletter through your link but Idid not receive your newsletter.
I confirmed the subscription???
Should I repeat the process?
Mary Kate