Meet the Sheep is our annual spring open house event. That was last weekend. Rusty already shared his story but here is mine.
I rely heavily on Farm Club to make this event a success.
First was getting pet-able sheep into pens. This is Jazz who is a big pet and has twins, one of whom I’m going to keep and is now named Jasmine.
Amy, Mary, and Sumi ready for visitors.
We had vendors. Colleen, with Fiber Confections.
I offered space to Farm Club members this year. Gynna brought knit caps and other goods. Here is her website.
Brenda has sheep-shaped soap and other items. Here is her Etsy store.
Jackie with Sheep to Shop brought a new item–plant boxes made of felt!
This is another felted piece using Jacob wool.
Carol of 2NFrom brought hats and these fabulous new pouches. After Farm Club members saw this there were only two of the sheep pouches left.
Many visitors come just to look at sheep. But there are other things happening as well.
Rigid heddle demo by Lisa.
Blending Board demo by Roy (of Clemes & Clemes who makes the blending boards as well as carders, etc)
Great Wheel demo by Deborah. By the way, this Great Wheel lives at my house and I have no room for it. It is for sale but I don’t have it listed on the website yet. Contact me if you’re interested.
Laura demonstrated inkle weaving.
Alison sketched sheep off and on — in between spinning — and left her finished product with me at the end of the day.
Julie is the person who many people look forward to seeing year after year. She brought her dyeing demonstration, but also…
…bunnies. Oh boy, were those bunnies a hit!
Julie also brought a couple of Karakul lambs and an Angora kid. They all had plenty of attention.
I can’t believe I got through the day with hardly any sheep photos (although I did spend most of the time in the shop and when I got out I tried to get photos of all the other things going on). That’s Jade who is our best pet sheep ever.
And this is my bottle baby who found a new mom to take him home.
This is most of the Farm Club crew who made this possible. Thanks, everyone!