It's finally upon us. The Wild Rose Farm Spring Open House is tomorrow, May 23rd from 11am to 5pm. We get folks every year who have asked about coming out to the farm to see the sheep or to buy yarn & fleeces. Having one day each spring while the grass is green and it's not TOO hot seems to work out for everyone. We are usually done lambing - this year we have 2 holdouts still to go - so we bring all of the ewes and lambs into the paddock next to the barn where they're easy to see. It's time to make a list of what we have this year in the way of potential lambs for sale. I know that there will be a good selection of registered Rambouillet ram lambs available for sale. That's a great way to get some fine wool into your flock if you're not starting with a bunch of fine wool ewes.
We're waiting for it to cool down a little this evening before setting up the tent next to the barn. It looks like we've avoided an afternoon thunderstorm today, so hopefully our luck will hold out tomorrow when we have visitors. There is a last batch of yarn to finish rinsing tonight - we currently have an indigo dyebath going ...... beautiful blue/green multi colored yarn coming out! Next I'll have to do another rhubarb dyebath since the last skeins sold out at the Waynesburg show.
Fiber note: this weekend is the Great Lakes Fiber Show in Wooster, Ohio at the Wayne County Fairgrounds ...... it's worth the trip!