What a Busy Spring
We're Already Having!
Even though there is still plenty of snow on the ground, we're making way towards budding trees, blooming flowers and new lambs. So as we gear up for out busiest time of year we want to let you know about a few things we have going on at the farm.
Shearing Day Number One
What a day it was! We sheared all of the pregnant ewes, rams and wethers. You can read all about it and see more photos here. Now I'm busy boxing and sorting fleeces and getting them ready for the mill. We have some out the door already! The rest of the flock gets sheared at the end of March.
Poll: This Year's Naming Theme
A couple of weeks ago on my blog I asked you to submit name themes for this year's lambs. I've narrowed it down to the five most popular choices (and the ones we liked the best) and now I'm asking you to pick the winner. If you haven't already, let me know what you think this year's flock should be named after.
- "Classics" Authors or Characters
- Shakespearean Names
- Apple Varieties
- Tree Names
Email me your choice!
Recruit a Friend, Win a Share
Are you still deciding whether to join Sheep Shares for 2011? Well, now is the time. As our final few slots fill up we are offering a chance to win an extra share. If a friend signs up and mentions you as a reference, you will be entered to win an extra free Yarn Sampler Dyed share for 2011! This share will be an added to what you're already receiving, giving you an extra-large yarn experience every couple of months! And what's better - the more friends who put you down as a reference, the more times your name goes in to the hat. Hurry though, you must already be a share member to qualify and slots are filling fast. We'll pull the winning name as soon as all shares are spoken for.
Winter Sale Ends with Winter
Finally, as we joyfully say goodbye to winter, we have to sadly say goodbye to our winter sale in our Etsy shop. We have stocked it with a couple of new items for you, including mitten and sock kits with patterns by the inimitable Melissa Morgan-Oakes and Kate Gilbert. Have fun stocking up on 10% off goodies - the sale ends March 20th, the vernal equinox.
I hope you'll stay tuned to farm happenings as we fire up the lamb cams and get ready for another exciting lambing season.