Lambs, Spring, and Sweaters

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Lambing season brings out my nesting instincts. Every year, just before lambs arrive, I go through this ritual of preparing for the new lambs. The barn has been swept clean. The lambing pen has been set up, ready to welcome the new lambs to the farm. I have readied my lambing kit, restocking, ordering, and taking inventory of my supplies. … Read More

The Gift of Lambing: Woolful Guest Post

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Hop over to Woolful to read my guest post on lambing season. Tomorrow, we being our watch here for our 2015 lambs to arrive. For now, we savor and remember the sweet moments from last year’s lambing season with this one picture which captures a single moment in time to cherish. (Join Soulemama to share your moment to remember.)

Combining Sheep and Alpacas on the Same Farm {guest post withTerry Miller}

Fiber farming is sort of like eating a bag of Oreo cookies…it is hard to stop at one. The first cookie fills your senses with all of its goodness, the sweet scent of chocolate and the perfectly round dab of white cream filling between two crisp wafer cookies. I never even go down the cookie isle in the food store, … Read More

Dreaming of Your First Flock of Sheep?

Are you dreaming of owning your first flock of sheep one day? If so, read this first. When the calendar marks the first day of Spring, our thoughts turn towards the hope of summer, gardens, and a longing for new life. This time of year, I receive many inquiries about lambs from people who want to start their own little … Read More

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