Hug a Sheep Day was made official this year!
The logo sheep is Ewen McTeagle, one of the most huggable sheeps ever :-).
Hug a Sheep Day was created to celebrate wonderful sheep all over the world. I picked the original date, October 30th, because that was Punkin's birthday. It conveniently fell on a Saturday that year, so we now float the holiday to always match the last Saturday in October. This seems best so as to accommodate special plans to celebrate including open farm days, events at local yarn shops, festivals... But really, EVERY DAY is a great day to Hug a Sheep :-).
There is a dedicated website for Hug a Sheep Day. And now a Facebook page as well. There everyone can feel free to list their own special events, large ("We are having a farm party! Everyone's invited!") or small ("I don't have a sheep, but I'm going to dig into my stash and hug some yummy wool yarn!") Check the list. There may be a fun event close by!
Equinox Farm is hosting an open farm day for Hug a Sheep Day. This year's event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, October 29th, 2016. We always have a small pen of hug friendly sheep out front representing some of the more shy sheep who might not enjoy being hugged, but would enjoy some vanilla wafers or saltine crackers ;-).
We usually have several spinners, knitters and other crafters scattered around the yard, Wool House porch and barn. Feel free to bring your current project for show and tell or maybe a project you could use some help with. If you don't have a current project, but would like to learn to spin, knit or maybe even weave, someone can help with that as well.
If you have any questions or need directions*, please drop me an email at thecrazysheeplady AT gmail DOT com.
*If your directions from last year included Hwy 32, you need
Just a few favorite pictures from past Hug a Sheep parties :-)
And remember, everyday is a good day to hug a sheep!
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