The Shepherd and The Sheepcote

"When dusk falls, shepherds lead their sheep to a safe place to spend the night, where wolves or other predators cannot prey on the sleeping sheep. Usually the shepherd builds a stone enclosure with a small opening and he calls the sheep one by one into the sheepcote for the night. When all the sheep are safely inside the sheepfold, he will lie down in the opening so that nothing can come in the only door to harm the sheep.

The Shepherd always protects The Sheep!"

Friday, March 9, 2012

Baby Wolf Loom for sale

My Sis has decided that she loves, loves, loves knitting more than she will love weaving so she is selling her Schacht Baby Wolf Loom which she just purchased (used).
It is the wonderful smaller floor loom that folds up so it takes up less room.

  She also has several extra reeds and things that go with it.  See the complete listing under mpls. craigslist and search loom.

She is over on Sat. and we are off to do a Spring Garden Day down at St.Michael/Albertville Middle School where they are having classes on horticulture and all that good stuff plus vendors showing all kinds of their products and Master Gardeners to help answer our gardening questions.  Not quite sure how sheep fit into all of this but will take along the natural dryer balls that I make and naturally dyed yarn and fleece for garden mulch, etc.  I am hoping to find some garden seeds to promote planting for a dyeing garden to any one that may be interested.  You all have a good weekend!

Friday, March 2, 2012


Last week I took a few days and headed out to my sister's home in the woods to do some felting and fiber things.  Previously I had spun some wool from our grey Icelandic ram named Gisli for a pair of slippers for Sis to knit.

 She finished them up while I was out there and got them stitched together.
She then commenced the felting process on the slippers while I worked on scarves for up-coming sales this year.  We ran out of time, as usual, and I brought them home with one started and one not at all.
Last night I had the opportunity to use a top-loading wash machine and took both the slippers and threw them in and let it go.  This is where we are so far:
The one is still larger and they both still need to go a little smaller, like an inch or so and I am thinking that I will make some feet forms from my husbands feet so I can work on felting the shape correctly for his feet.  Not too bad actually and I know he will like them alot when they are done and when our wonderful polled ram has to move on to a new home, hopefully this year, we will have these wonderful slippers to always remind us of him.