Tuesday, December 15, 2009

We Find Historic Sheep!

Wild Rose Farm (seated above) just returned from a long weekend trip to Virginia that included a surprise tour of Mount Vernon. "Surprise" because I didn't plan it ahead of time, and little did my family know that we would find a rare breed of sheep there! Of course, I knew about the Hog Island sheep that are kept at Mount Vernon along with the Red Devon cattle. "One of these things is not like the other, one of these things just doesn't belong"! This group of sheep was enjoying the pleasant December day. Interestingly, the sheep in the foreground below appeared to be a Leicester Longwool, but no one available could confirm that. How about it, sheepy friends?

We waited in line about 10 minutes before our mansion tour started. In the summer, the line snakes around the front driveway and people wait for hours. As luck would have it, the 3rd floor is only open on the tour in December ..... the narrow turning staircase leads up to one of the rooms that Martha Washington used after George passed away. Finally, in one of the outbuildings we saw the Spinning Room. Just couldn't get a picture without the glare from the setting sun ......

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