Category Archives: Sheep Farming

Shearing Sheep in Sweden

Our guest author/artist today is Zara Tuulikki Rooke.  She shared with me the fact that April was time for shearing her sheep.  So, I invited her to write about it so that we can all experience it since most of … Continue reading

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From Raw Fleece to Carded Batts of Wool

Our guest author/artist today is Zara Tuulikki Rooke.  She generously offered to take us through the process of preparing fibers from her own sheep to use for felting. As I enjoy felting, I feel very fortunate to also be able … Continue reading

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Felt and Stitch Bowl Attempt

I needed a liner for a basket for collecting eggs. This is a small basket but I will need a bigger basket before long as we got some new chickens. I thought I would try sewing around and around a flat … Continue reading

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Needle felting class and Lambs

Recently I taught a needle felting class were we made little sheep. Making Bodies Adding Legs And Ears Then its time to give the sheep some wool. These are hand dyed Blue Faced Leicester curls. They are small tight  curls … Continue reading

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Around the Felting Studio and Farm this Week

Not a lot of felting itself going on this week but I have been busy. Like everyone else I never have enough storage space in my studio so I painted up all the peices and hubby and son put a … Continue reading

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Happenings at the Farm.

This week we’ve had some new arrivals. first was this lovely red Dexter heifer. born just before dark so the picture is of my son in the dark with my husband holding the flashlight. Then we had some lambs. This … Continue reading

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Farm Supplies

This morning we went of to out farms supplier, Canadian Cooperative Wool Growers this is where you sell your wool clip. We had to pick up some milk replacer for our bottle lambs and the new radio frequency ear tags that … Continue reading

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