Wednesday, October 08, 2014

Every Week is Wool Week Here at the Farm

You all probably know this but in the Shetland Isles in the UK, they are celebrating Shetland Wool Week. I think it is a great concept to help promote the island wool industry - including woolen mills, farmers, and everyone who sells and believes in WOOL. You can read more about it here.You can follow along on their Facebook page too. My friends Gudrun Johnston and Mary Jane Mucklestone are leading a tour there this very week. You can follow their trip on Instagram by clicking their names above. 

Last week, on one of the first gray, fall feeling days, I went with The Farmer to check on the ewe flock. They are grazing about a mile from our farmhouse along with three rams in some pretty rough terrain. Most of the ewes should be bred by now and will start to lamb in late December, January and February. Here are some photos of the day. The leaves were just beginning to turn. Ness and Kate were with us and if you look closely, you will see them in the photos.

Hope you all are having a good week. Cannot believe it is Wednesday evening already!


Charlene Schurch said...

Love your posts about your animals, like all your posts actually.

I remember a photo a Kate as a puppy inside your home with a bottle lamb, and you mentioned Kate's training with a pro.

Would love to see some close up pictures of her along with an update of what a great dog she has become.

hawknitr13 said...

Loved to see your sheep in the beauty of fall colors! Dogs are great caretakers of them! Also enjoyed browsing the Shetland program...loved the Burra Bears lace! Exquisite!!!

Beth in Maryland said...

Wonderful pictures. Thank you!

LannieK said...

Beautiful photos, Kristin! I love fall and how the colors vary from one part is the country to another. And with sheep and their watchful dogs... Perfect! Thanks for sharing :-)

Constance Reeder said...

Hi Kristin, Your pictures are amazing! I love autumn and I love sheep :)