Where’s My Mailbox?

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I always check for daily mail before coming inside from afternoon chores. The other day, I walked to the location where my mailbox should have been, but the mailbox was not there! The past month, I have watched the snow slowly creep up the post which supports the box.  With each new snowstorm, the post got shorter and shorter. The … Read More

Choosing the Right Pattern for My Yarn

posted in: Knitting | 3

As I am anxious to finish up my husband’s gansey, I find myself already planning my next knitting project. In December, I over dyed some gray Romney yarn with a mixture of cochineal and madder. The result was a lovely deep red. I have four skeins of this lovely yarn and I have been eyeing it ever since it came … Read More

A Good Time to Finish Projects

posted in: Fiber Arts | 7

Only one word describes our weekend weather…brutal. The temperatures dipped well below zero bringing wind chills to minus 40-60 degrees. Needless to say-I stayed indoors. Days like this provide a good time to finish projects. Sitting by a sunny window with my cup of tea, I finished my Gotland sheep rug hooking project I shared last week at KCCO.  All that … Read More

How Can Sheep Survive Bitter Cold Weather

I am often asked how my sheep can survive the harsh Vermont winter weather. Temperatures in our area often hover in the single digits with spells well below zero at times. Snow piles high around the barn, and cold winds blow frequently. With proper shelter and feed, our sheep have no difficulty with these winter conditions and cold temperatures. Proper … Read More

Three Things You Need to Know About Living with Rams

Living With Rams To maintain a peaceful existence with your rams, there are just a few things you need to understand about them. Peeking At the Rams Through a Hole in the Fence 1. Rams need friends. Often people forget that sheep need other sheep. They will put their ram in a field by themselves when not in with their … Read More

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