Sunday, December 12, 2010

Winter Weather Coming!

Wild Rose Farm had a great time at the Christmas At The Village event yesterday.  We saw several of our regular yarn & wool customers and got to meet a couple more!  We've been handing out the "Save The Date" cards for the Waynesburg Sheep & Fiber Festival.  Last night bunches of them made their way into the hands of knitters & fiber folks to take back to their friends and their clubs or guilds.  The camera battery ran out, so no pictures of the show ..... :(    I hate when that happens!
It sounds like we have the snow and cold coming our way tonight.  It was raining earlier today, but the temps dropped and the flurries have started.  It may be a winter wonderland tomorrow ..... we brought Glenda up to the barn yesterday so she has shelter from the cold rain.
As of today, 14 ewes are marked as being bred ..... 7 more to go!

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Christmas At The Village

Wild Rose Farm will be at Old Economy Village  on Saturday December 11th for their "Christmas At The Village" event.  We will be selling our yarns, wool, quilt batts, combed top, etc at the Weihnachtsmarkt located in the Granary building.  There will be other local craftsman & artists selling their own unique gifts & hand-crafted items.  The event is from 2PM - 8:30PM ...... you get to stroll through this historical site along lantern lit walkways ..... it's really a great family activity for Christmas.  I always find some really neat one-of-a-kind gifts here. 
The theme this year is Christmas Around The World ..... Hope to see you there!

Thursday, December 2, 2010

The Ram

Ram & Ewe #329
We put our Rambouillet ram in with the ewes on Sunday.  After first stopping at the mineral feeder for a few minutes, he quickly found a girlfriend.  She was none other than Wild Rose Farm #329!  She's been in the news lately because we shipped her prize winning fleece to the  Lancaster Spinners & Weavers Guild   a couple of weeks ago.  They are studying different breed fleeces, and this was their Rambouillet review.  Here she is hanging around with the ram.
Yearling Rambouillet #403 &Aged Rambouillet #321
  The rest of the ewes decided that the mineral feeder was a good place to loaf too.  Their ear tag numbers are spray painted on their hips .... makes it much easier to identify who is marked with the ram's breeding harness crayon in the light at dusk.