A Year in the Life of a Sheep Farmer

According to Chinese zodiac, 2015 was the Year of the Sheep. I am not exactly sure what that means-in terms of being Chinese-but I know what that means in terms of my life. Let’s take a look back at a year in the life of a sheep farmer-me. Twenty-fifteen most definitely was the Year of the Sheep-Gotland sheep. It started … Read More

Rug Hooking Sheep-The Easy Way

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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

Morning Farm Routines

Most of us find comfort in routines. We find ourselves almost on auto-pilot as we go through our daily rituals, whatever they may be. Routines are predictable and bring a gentle calmness to our day. Animals, like people, find comfort in routine. In the morning, all of the animals know approximately what time I show up with hay and water … Read More

Where is My Lamb?

“Baa….baaa…..baaaa,” rings out across the field. The ewes intensify their call if I happen to be within their sight. Their complaints ring loud and clear and my heart feels their concern. This weekend, we separated the lambs from their moms and several lambs left for their new homes. Contrary to the old saying that “sheep are not smart”, our ewes … Read More

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