Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Audrey and June the Shepherdesses

My newest creations! Making little people has been so much fun and the creative urge seems much stronger with small projects! Check Audrey out on Etsy

My childhood fascination with knitting designer Jan Messent has finally paid off, while i still cannot figure out the patterns, i have figured out a design to knit them in one piece!

Betsy and Tacy

“It was difficult, later, to think of a time when Betsy and Tacy had not been friends.” Have you ever read the Betsy-Tacy books by Maude Hart Lovelace? I grew up LIVING these books with my friend Amanda (I was Betsy and she was Tacy, if you must know). So, when Bounce had a ewe lamb and Twinkle also had a ewe lamb the next day, they of course had to be Betsy and Tacy! (the top picture is Betsy and the bottom is Tacy). Both are very lively little babes, so much that poor little Tacy has sprained her leg quite badly and is still hobbling about 5 days later, she is getting much better though and is still able to leap and frisk about!

Monday, June 2, 2008

Meet Martin

The first of the 2008 lambs! He was born May 31st and has probably been the easiest lamb in the world. His mom (Magnolia - you may have seen her picture in the shop as "Our Founder") is a terrific first mom and had already nursed him and cleaned him off by the time I came down to the barn in the morning. He's strong, quiet, inquisitive and has the most beautiful face of any lamb we've had. Martin is a Border Leicester/ Merino cross and will live his life as a wether producing scrumptious wool in exchange for his care :) We're hoping the rest of the lambs are this easy this year... and keeping our fingers crossed for ewe lambs!