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!"

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Our 2012 lambs!

This handsome guy is the son of BonBon, one of our lovely Shetland girls.  He is a lovely ram and growing nicely.

This is ChocolateChip (don't ask me how she got that name!  I have no idea) and her new little black ewe lamb.  I would love to sell the pair to someone looking to start a nice flock of Shetland sheep.

This is Iris, daughter of Violet who was daughter of Buttercup, cousin of Rosebud...notice the flower theme? So I had to think of three more names for her welcome to Pansy, Daisy (who is sporting the cool summer do) and Marigold.  They are just a wonderful family and Iris is a wonderful mom.  Other little Icelandic babies just seem to like to hang out where this gang does.

We will be lambing for another week or two.  We choose to lamb late for the warmer weather. 

This weekend I am at a Art Festival and Farmers Market which celebrates fine, LOCAL Artisans and Growers and it is being held at Deer Lake Orchard at 1903 10th St. Sw, Buffal, Mn. 55313  It is from 10-6 on Saturday and 11-5 on Sunday.  They are planning on live music, nature walks through the orchard, visit with animals and babies and purchase wonderful local art and locally grown flowers, fruits and veggies and other local delicious food. There will be demos put on by some of the artists there, including me as I will have my spinning wheel along and my lovely wool items like handspun yarn for sale.  It is supposed to be a hot weekend but we should be in a cool old dairy barn and it should be great fun. If you have questions about the event please call 763-682-4284 or visit their website at

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