Michigan Fiber Festival 2019

In August we attended the Michigan Fiber Festival in Allegan, Michigan. It’s always a fun show that we enjoy.  We had a really good show. We had champion Shetland ewe with our new yearling TNT from Twin Springs Farm. We won champion Jacob ram with our ram lamb Dane. Anna Claire won first place in…

Jacob Breeders AGM

In July we attended the Jacob Breeders Annual General Meeting in Wooster, Ohio. As usual we took the whole crew. It was of the most hot and humid shows we’ve ever been too! But even with the heat we managed to have a good show. We won first place flock. We also picked up Armstrong’s…

Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival

We recently had our first “real booth” at the Kentucky Sheep and Fiber Festival. We had a great time and go to meet a lot of new people. Callie and Christine came along as breed ambassadors. They behave really well and many kids got to pet them. Mom even learned a new skill that she…

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

DAY 1 It’s that time of year and our Maryland Sheep and Wool trip has begun. We left home bright and early this morning and hit the road. We were supposed to leave by 5:00 am, but Dad forgot his medicine so we didn’t actually leave until around 5:30. The drive through Kentucky was mostly…

Winter Projects

Karen finished my sweater it is amazing.   The fiber is from “Beau”.  Shetland fiber has been promoted as being fine enough to be drawn through a wedding ring.   Well sure enough Karen spun this just that fine!           This winter Karen has made an Infinity scarf for Anna Claire.  Anna Claire…

Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair

In November we attended one of our favorite shows at the Southeastern Animal Fiber Fair (SAFF) in Asheville, NC. We once again took the whole family, along with a trailer full of sheep and enough food to feed an army.    Due to an issue at the Ag Center this  year the show was moved…

Michigan Fiber Festival

We attended the Michigan Fiber Festival in August and had a great time. We took the entire family and stayed busy all weekend. Once we unloaded and had all of the sheep settled in to their pens it was time for the real fun to start! Sheryl put in a lot of overtime before the…

Shearing

Its that time of year again and we have started shearing.  It is amazing the amount of fleece on these small sheep.        Jacob mom’s were first to be sheared.  Jacob’s have horns which sometimes are difficult to shear around.         Saturday, March 7 was the start of shearing for the Shetlands. …

Lambs!

We are looking forward to our lambs this year.   We had two breeding groups of each breed.  Hopefully we will get beautiful lambs.   Lambs are “like a box of chocolates.. never know what you are going to get”.  For us its wait and see the, patterns, spots and horns. This week we have had 10…