Hug A Sheep Day

2023 marks the 13th anniversary of Hug a Sheep Day.  It was made an official holiday in 2015 and has appeared now on at least two national/international paper calendars!  I just can't get over that :-).

October 28, 2023 via TK Publishing

The logo sheep is Ewen McTeagle, one of the most huggable sheeps ever :-).

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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!

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Equinox Farm is hosting an ON FARM party for Hug a Sheep Day this year!  This year's event runs from 1:00 to 4:00 on Saturday, October 28th, 2023.  We will 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, graham crackers or saltines ;-).  

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 Mapquest or your GPS tries to send you down Hwy 32 off of I-75, don't do it!

Thanks to Benita Story for this sweet video of the 2019 Hug A Sheep Party

A few favorite pictures from past Hug a Sheep parties :-)

And remember, everyday is a good day to hug a sheep!

Punkin's Patch
Cynthiana, Kentucky

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Unknown said...

how very adorable sheep can be ! :-)

Unknown said...

I think this is wonderful <3

Unknown said...

I think this is wonderful <3

Mary Ann said...

Not just beautiful pictures, but what a GREAT idea!


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