Meet the Sheep is our spring event when we invite the public to see sheep and watch fiber activities. I haven’t kept track of how long we have been doing this but I have pictures from 2009 and I think we’ve been at it longer than that. Meet the Sheep comes off smoothly now with Farm Club members handling all of the outside activities. I spend most of the time in the shop but I get out occasionally to take some photos.
Farm Cub members are invited to be vendors. This is Jackie with Sheep to Shop. These are some of her handspun, handknit pillows. Colleen has Fiber Confections. She usually sells at the Davis Farmers’ Market. Gynna makes socks. Here are some of her socks knit from my Anderson Ranch yarn and Timm/Jacob yarn. Joy sells dye plants… …ready to use for dyeing and ready to grow. Her butterfly is made from a Zoom Loom square.
Farm Club members also demonstrated fiber activities. Alison and Doris were processing fiber, Laura was weaving on the inkle loom, and Lisa wove a tapestry on the Lilli loom.
Of course, it’s all about the animals, especially the lambs. Betsy, Mary, Sue, and Marina helped children pet lambs. My little goats were an added attraction this year since Julie, who usually brings goats and bunnies, couldn’t be here. This fence helped keep the kids in one place. Moms could relax temporarily. I saved the small field behind the shop so that the sheep would be enticed to come to fresh pasture for the weekend.
An new activity was Running Through Puddles. This activity is not offered every year, but the children enjoyed it this time.