Monday, August 23, 2010

Taking Care of Business

If you happened to catch my blog earlier this spring, Kathy LeFevre from Sheep Thrills Farm sent me a black fleece out of the blue. Well, it wasn't exactly out of the blue, since she and Ian are friends on Facebook and she got our mailing address from him. Anyway, this fleece belongs to her Sven, whom she said insisted that she send it to me. I bow to her shearer. Is this not the perfect blanket?

And then when I flipped it, will you look at this coat! No wonder Kathy says she sells her fleeces as fast as the shearer drops them to the ground. I'm not sure how Sven escaped sales or how come he kept insisting she send him to me but I know a gift when I see one. Just wow.
There are four fleeces in this box. I had to kneel on the bags and ooch the top down. It's taped and bulging. I see the mailing label is still on it from the fleeces I received. Convenient - since I'm going to take this to the UPS store on my way to the fair on Thursday. All the shipping information is already on the box, and just needs to be reversed.
I was a busy girl today. I came home from book club on Saturday with this box heaped and overflowing with hens and chicks. I wasn't sure if the rabbits would leave them alone, but neighbor Carol was here this morning and said they haven't bothered hers.
I dragged rocks and moved soil to get a beginner rock garden going for them. I tried to edge it in with existing growth so it doesn't look too raw. I had planned to show you my entries that I've finished for the fair, when I realized that both judges read my blog. So much for that!

8 comments:

LA said...

You are one lucky lady....that fleece is beautiful. I'm looking forward to seeing the wool that you spin.

Theresa said...

That is a beautiful fleece. Hail the Black Sheep!
Love the rock garden start. Looks pretty darn good. Chicks and hens eh...do deer like them I wonder...

Marion B. said...

That is some fleece! And your rock garden looks promising.

Jody said...

What a lovely fleece! A good shearer is very hard to find....ask me how I know :-)

evelynoldroyd said...

Wow! What a beautiful fleece. Shetland I gather from the blog link? Such a colour and so even.

Kathy said...

Sven made me do it! ;-)

Benita said...

My, my... That fleece is stunning! What breed is Sven?

Nina said...

I love the colour of that fleece! Totally awesome..