Fall Sheep Shares Farm Visit

Though the disappointment of missing Rhinebeck (more on that soon) was acute, the fall visit to Springdelle Farm for Foxfire Fibers Sheep Shares Members really lifted my spirits.

It was a dreary, drizzly day, but there’s no such thing as too lousy of weather for sheep.  Really.  Here’s me and the infamous Mistral –

Me & Mistral

Kristy Lamb with lambs on her shirt in a field of lambs.  I like it.  Also, a hot mug of tea and rolling green hills is all it really takes to keep me and Lara happy.

Lots of Lambs here...

It only looks like Crackerjack is trying to eat the table.  He’s just eating the mushrooms off the table (that silly handsome devil).

Apparently the picnic table contained lovely mushrooms.

Why were there freshly shorn sheep in October?  Some silly lambs got into some Hemlock that became mired in their wool.  Only reasonable thing to do was shave them (tragically).  We sat around and helped try to pick the barbs out for Barb, but it was downright sad.

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About Kristy Lamb

I recently finished my PhD in genetics at Yale and am currently a postdoc at Weill Cornell Medical College of Cornell University in NYC. I love science, people, and the fiber arts. We'll call it my muse. I taught myself to knit over Christmas break in 2002, when I was home from my sophomore year in college and was terribly bored. Despite starting with three big mistakes (very long aluminum needles, a very bad Coats & Clark how to knit book, and Lion Brand Homespun), I kept at knitting, even after that first 1/2 hour trying to tie a slipknot. Science...seems to be much the same process as the above.
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