I was only planning to do mug shots for potential hugging candidates for the Open Farm Day this Saturday (details below), but I got carried away. Besides, even if Jester and Elizabeth are really. quite. sure. they do not want to come out for hugs, they said they'd love some cookies back at the retirement home.
I think the mug shots are hysterical. Between the first batch with baby Maisie, Keebs, B. Willard, Petunia and Henri and the second group with Graham, Hershey, Ewen and Baaxter and now this big bunch, I'm getting close to having one for almost everybody.
Why I felt "mug shots" were the best way to present our flock, I just don't know ;-). In no particular order...
Who would you most like to hug?
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Hug A Sheep Day Party at Equinox Farm October 25th!
Come out this Saturday between 1:00 and 4:00 and hug your favorite sheep. We'll once again have a small pen set up in front of the barn (since the weather looks great!) and we'll probably rotate a couple different groups of sheep in and out so no one goes into a diabetic coma from too many cookies.
Vanilla wafers and graham crackers are their favorites, but saltines and other crackers go over well too and aren't quite as sugary. Seriously, the sheep have no self control, so let's all work together to make sure no one over indulges. A stash of leftovers is a treat that keeps on treating ;-)
If you have any questions or need directions, drop me an email. If your directions last year had you coming out Hwy 32, you need
better different directions. Coming the longer way is actually almost shorter and definitely less "interesting", which would be a good thing ;-).
Bring your wheel, spindle, knitting, crocheting... There will be plenty of seats on the porch and around the barn and we'd love to see what you're working on. Show and tell of finished items is always especially exciting!
Have a question about something you are working on or maybe you'd like to learn how to spin, knit...? There will be plenty of uber knowledgeable fiber artists here who'd be happy to get you started down the path ;-). Come find me and I'll pair you up with someone.
Have questions about sheep - breeds, care, wool, wool processing, guardian dogs, foot warming dogs, useless cats...we'd be happy to share what we've learned. We'll even have some beekeepers on hand :-).
Hope to see you Saturday!