Gilead Fiber Farm Shearing!

The recap of the Spain trip is being interrupted to tell you about the fabulous weekend I had with some friends in Bethel, VT. We were hanging with our pal Kristen at her farm. There were newish babies and a very new baby (born the evening we arrived)! Lots of snoggling with said babies and the bigger sheep and goats too. Lots of talking and laughing and playing with fiber. Doesn’t get any better, right?

But now I want a drum carder.
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(Sara’s thinking, “I don’t know, man, that’s some orange”)

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I ended up with a lot of “before” sheep and goat pics, but very few after. This is Anna (the ewe) with Atlas (her lamb), before and after.

ETA: Anna and Atlas on the left… Sophie and Stella, the lamb born the evening we arrived, on the right! Skippyjon is dad to both.

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Yep, she ended up on her butt… but a few minutes later his feet were trimmed!

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Sorry for the word-light post, but there’s no other way I’ll be getting these things posted if I don’t just do it whatever way I can.

We had a fabulous time!

And I still want a drum carder.

5 Responses so far

  1. 1

    Kristen said,

    May 7, 2012 @ 8:05 pm

    You clearly need a drum carder :)

    Thanks so much for coming and pitching in, and taking great pics! You made the farm a better place for being here :)

  2. 2

    Yarndude said,

    May 7, 2012 @ 10:05 pm

    Phew! I’m glad I’m not the only one who has an uncontrollable urge to put batts on my head…

  3. 3

    Silvia said,

    May 8, 2012 @ 3:46 am

    Nice! I love little lambs… good job with the photos!

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    Mom said,

    May 8, 2012 @ 10:17 am

    Wish I’d been there – looked like GREAT fun with GREAT ladies, one of whom is YOU!! XOXOXO Mom

  5. 5

    albis said,

    May 8, 2012 @ 11:51 pm

    Oh! Parece que lo habéis pasado muy bien! Me das mucha, mucha, mucha envidia!

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