Hear about my journey into the world of sheep and fiber art on this week’s Woolful podcast . Join me and Sue Blacker for Episode 15: Gotland sheep, building a fiber mill, raising kids on a farm and rare breeds.
I have just received my first box of my very own Gotland wool yarn from the mill and have knit my first swatch. With each row I knit, I fell more in love with this yarn. Gotland sheep come in a range of true natural gray, from light silver to a deep charcoal. This yarn, from my two ewes named … Read More
Rug hooking has always looked so tedious to me, with all those tiny strips of fabric pulled through a piece of cloth, forming intricate patterns, details and pictures. Though I love the result, the process seemed intimidating, until a few weeks ago, when I discovered hooking with washed wool locks. I am working on my second piece. Before deciding on … Read More
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
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