Sheep and Winter Storms

I am often asked how my sheep can survive the harsh Vermont winter storms. Yesterday our first big snow storm hit with a vengeance. We woke to swirling snow, subzero wind chills, and deep snow banks.  With proper shelter and feed, our sheep have no difficulty with these winter conditions and cold temperatures. Proper Shelter Well ventilated…protection from wind…plenty of space … 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

Shepherds and the Fiber of Our Being

Not long ago, I became a member of the Northeast Felt Maker’s Guild. They recently put out a “call to artist” for their upcoming collaborative exhibition. This year, the exhibition is titled, The Fiber of Our Being. …As felters we work the wool with every fiber of our being. There is a direct connection from our fingertips to our medium … Read More

Readying for Lambing Season

With udders filling, and bellies rounding, my thoughts go to readying for lambing season. If I have learned anything at all from my many years of lambings, it is that with each year, I will push myself to my limit, I will see and do things that will bring me to my knees in awe and wonder, as well as … Read More

Twelve Reasons Why You Might Be a Shepherd at Heart

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They say that people in the same profession often share common traits and interests. Over my years of shepherding, I have certainly found this to be true among sheep people. So if you are wondering if you just might be a shepherd at heart, read on. Here are twelve reasons why you might be a shepherd at heart: you walk … Read More

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