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, September 13, 2012


I have a real nice louet spinning wheel for sale, either a 70 or 75, I am not sure if I ever knew as I purchased it used.  I have found the louet to be very easy spinning, very nice large bobbins and very light to carry anywhere I need to go.  I really like the brake system and not messing with the fishing line of scotch tension.  It has 3 bobbins.
In fact, I like it so much that I purchased a newer one with double treadle.  Contact me by leaving a comment if you are interested in purchasing the wheel for sale. 

Monday, September 10, 2012

Wheels & Wings & Oliver in Osceola

I really wanted to be a vendor at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this year but it wasn't going to happen so we found a nice one-day event in the lovely town of Osceola, Wisconsin to vend at last Saturday.  Sister brought her labradoodle Oliver along.  You met him in the last post as he was patiently waiting to go to the fiber mill.  Our sales had slowed in the late afternoon but that did not mean that people quit coming into the booth.  They only had to catch a glimpse of that handsome dog and we had all kinds of people stopping in. 
I told sister that she was going to have to knit him something to model if he was going to be attracting so much attention.  The scarf he has here just did nothing for his personna.  Maybe something that would hang down more in the front to catch the dribbles off his mustache!