Shearing has begun and we are STILL trying to get the last of the hay fields done. At least Hurricane Maria is pushing hot air into the North, and that is making hay dry quicker. The problem is getting the time to get into the fields. Jerry is not home until 1-1:30, and it is dark by 7. With my shoulder there is equipment that I can not change out one handed. Hopefully next year will be better. Hopefully we won't have long periods of rain in June and July when haying should be starting. And, Lord willing, we will have enough snow this winter, and no extended periods of rain in May, to get the gardens all in come Memorial Day weekend.
This coming weekend is the 29th annual VT Sheep & Wool Festival.
Next weekend is the 34th annual Wool Arts Tour. We will be in our usual spot at Spinner Farm in Deering, NH. And, even though Leslie's site says there will be a skirting demo at only one time, that is ONLY for the fleeces for the 2 sheep that Jerry will be shearing. OUR skirting table will be set up ALL weekend and one of us will be skirting fleeces off and on all weekend.
If you need shearing done, and haven't scheduled yet, you might be out of luck. Get in touch with us by email ASAP. Jerry goes in for hernia surgery October 12 and could be down for up to 6 weeks.
I go in for my 2nd shoulder surgery December
Lambing is expected February 1st to March 1st. If you are interested in purchasing lambs from us to raise on your own grass, let us know as soon as possible. What ever is left the week before Easter will be sold to the 'meat man'. Christian Easter is April 1, 2018 and Greek Orthodox Easter is April 8, 2018. So we need to know by mid-March. Lambing was supposed to happen earlier, but stuff happens.
Now. Back to the camera and the reason for today's post. I will be taking pictures and inventory of our fleeces and yarns at the next 2 shows. These will then be posted on the fleece page and the Face Book page. I know I've not been active in either one of these pages, and hopefully this winter that will change.
TTFN. Hope to see you at the festival(s)!