Three Tips for Successful Felting with Curly Locks

I’ve been busy felting with our Gotland and Border Leicester curls. I thought I would share a few tips for successful felting with curly locks. Tips for Successful Felting with Curly Locks I lay a fine wool base of merino underneath my curls. You could use other fine wools, but I prefer using  merino for felted garments. You can either … Read More

Why Women Create

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Have you ever wondered why women create? More and more, I find myself yearning to create more. My life as a shepherd revolves around caring for my sheep. The demands of the farm and running a small business tend to overtake me and dictate how each day must be spent. I have recognized, however, a strong need to spend more … Read More

Felting with Gotland Curls

  Felting with Gotland curls has become a passion of mine. A very special Gotland breeder commissioned me to make a felted vest using her own Gotland curls. She wanted a vest that was light weight, one that she could use for layering under jackets. She sent measurements to me and a vest which fit her well to use as … Read More

Woven – the Interconnected Community Supporting Our Sheep

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~Woven~ All that I do as a shepherd is part of an interconnected community of individuals, from sheep shearers, to veterinarians, to mills, to hay farmers, to local feed stores, and to knitters and fiber artists. Our lives are all woven together through my flock of sheep. This felted vest represents that woven community and our relationships, one to another. … Read More

Favorite Posts of 2016

With 2016 drawing to a close, I thought I would take a peek at which posts you gravitated to the most in 2016. So here they are: Top Shepherding Posts How Can Sheep Survive Bitter Cold Weather-with Vermont winters, our flock must withstand snow, ice, and sometimes subzero weather. Here I shared the unique qualities that allow sheep to adapt … Read More

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