I've not been blog posting, I've been Facebooking. It's a fact -- but soon lambs will be coming, and I have started looking at sheep blogs again.
I lost my old Dad this month-- he was wintering in Texas, as usual, this year, but the cold he left MN with turned into pneumonia, and with the many old-guy chronic health issues he had, he wasn't able to pull through. I was able to fly to Texas twice to spend time with him in his last few weeks, then hours-- and came back home with my mom, and Dad's ashes, a week ago.
We returned to MN on Thursday night, March 31st, and held the annual Shearing Day event on Saturday, April 2nd. I am grateful it went so very well. I am blessed to have friends from my local spinning group who spent the day skirting fleeces-- which they wanted half of after having their hands in it!
A special gift this year were visitors I'd never met--- some new "city" neighbors who moved in nearby, Rolf and Julie; a midwife named Renee; a young Dr. Leung; all of whom wanted to learn more about sheep-- as well as handspinner Renee's son, who is a vet-tech in training. Guess who gave most of the vaccine shots and trimmed most hooves? Such great help, so welcome.
About 10 fleeces left here that day and I want at least a half dozen for the fair, or the fiber mill-- so about
another 6 are available for sale. I have 3-4 in fawn/oatmeal color-- very nice-- and the same in black or charcoal gray. Some are Finn fleece, some are Shetland.
I'll post pictures soon. Soon it will be lamb pictures posted here-- we love this time of year.