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!"

Monday, July 23, 2012

Summer Songs

There was a festival in Hutchinson this past weekend and my sister and I were vendors there.  It is always interesting promoting and selling wool items when it is ninety degrees!  I go to get my name out there if nothing else but always enjoy sitting with my sister and spinning yarn or working on projects and visiting with the people that attend the event.
There was a young boy who was the age of ten I believe and he was amazed at the spinning wheel on Friday and when he came back on Sat. he sat down with us for a while and I taught him how to knit.  He was very happy when he left with his little icelandic swatch after about 45 minutes.
One of the items we are selling is a felted wine cozies.  They are a little rough yet but we are working on refining them.  Here is picture of some I made on Sunday while my sister was driving back to Wisconsin.

The festival was called Riversong and they had several bands there playing on different stages.  The weather was hot but the breeze by the river was nice, the food was good and the company was excellent.  It started early Friday evening and resumed Saturday close to noon.  We got there on Saturday and rearranged a few things so that we could get a little more air flow through the pop-up canopy and we got a surprise when we found a musician hanging on the side of our display rack...a very natural musician that we hear everywhere this time of year when we are outside...a Cicada!  After a while he just disappeared, probably went to get a closer view of one of the stages so he could sing along. 
So all of you go out and sing your summer songs....the end of July is coming already!

Wednesday, July 11, 2012

"What's for supper tonight?"

The Icelandic lambs are all growing like crazy but in this picture one of the girls is a little short for the taller the $64,000 question, the one that has plagued home makers for years, the eternal dilema, the single thing that can send you into a tail-spin all day...thinking of one thing and suddenly wanting something else...."WHAT IS FOR SUPPER TONIGHT?"   Not that this little gal had much choice.  By the way, I wonder what is for supper tonight, I have about two hours, I suppose I should think of something pretty soon.....

Monday, July 2, 2012

Moms and kids (lambs)

Her is one of the Shetland mamas with her twins.  She is such a good mama.  They all headed down for grass one day and after a few minutes the lamb races were on and all babies came racing back up into the yard where they commenced to hang around and jump in the feeders.  While I was watching the antics, mama came galloping into the yard let out a quick short bleat and those babies fell in line as mama turned on a dime and headed back to grass with the lambs in her wake.  Mamas are the same everywhere!  "You two are out of my sight for a minute and off you come with me and behave yourselves!" 

Those kids are just always horsing  (should be sheeping) around!  Let's all be safe and have fun on the Fourth!