Sunday, January 24, 2010

We've got lambs!!

The Wabi-Sabi spinners came to watch Jerry shear and to purchase some fleeces. Imagine my surprise when I go out to let out the sheep and finish cleaning the barn and find one lamb in the hallway and mom (Tina) in the girl's area with another lamb. She had one of each, and we will name him Wabi and her Sabi in honor of the spinning group.
Wabi-sabi is the quintessential Japanese aesthetic. It is a beauty of things imperfect, impermanent, and incomplete. It is a beauty of things modest and humble. It is a beauty of things unconventional... It is also two separate words, with related but different meanings. "Wabi" is the kind of perfect beauty that is seemingly-paradoxically caused by just the right kind of imperfection, such as an asymmetry in a ceramic bowl which reflects the handmade craftsmanship, as opposed to another bowl which is perfect, but soul-less and machine-made. "Sabi" is the kind of beauty that can come only with age, such as the patina on a very old bronze statue. As taken from this website-

From the looks of some of the ewes sheared, and some that will be sheared tomorrow, we could be have lots of lambs shortly!

The hay feeders are folded up to make more room in the shearing area. The girls are not thrilled to be locked in the barn.

Heifer on the right, Keira on the left.

Cheyenne. Her fleece (unfortunately) will go out to be made in felt batts.


Donna Noland said...

Love the pics of your girls and babies. I am a knitter, too, but I don't think I could handle yarn "from start to finish"..... LOL! Donna

tricia said...

Thank you and Jerry for a fun, informative shearing day in the barn. We came home inspired with beautiful, warm fleeces !
WabiSabi `tricia

Cary at Serenity Farms said...

Cindy, you had lambs on my birthday ;) My brother usually has some born then, but not this it was a treat to see yours!

Can't wait to see your roving when it gets back from Z's. I have some ready to be picked up this week ~ happy spinning!

Jedediah said...

Enjoy you blog!!!!!


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