It's currently fall break for my University, which means that Mumsy and I have more time to Rhinebeck prep! We are so excited to be spending our first year at Rhinebeck as a vendor, and our 4th year as the North American Wensleydale Sheep representative. Come visit the Flying Fibers booth in Building 36, Booth 19 for lots of flock goods and Wensleydale wares! If you fancy a sheep hug, pop down to Building 28 and visit the Wensleydale booth to chat with Jeri about Charlotte and Penny (4 year old ewes) from our flock.
Onto some farm chat:
The drought was really tough on us this summer. In the spring, we seeded the pasture, and had some vital rainy days which helped the grass flourish. It was the first big step in rehabilitating the pasture. Then the drought came and the pasture couldn't handle the heat and lack of rain. Back in September, my mom and I spent a whole weekend seeding both pastures.
So we seeded, and it was a lot of walking up and down the pasture, and hoping for rain. With bated breath we waited for the smallest sign of green, and then it happened!
Now we admire our "green haze" and are so relieved that we have some established grass so that when we seed again in the spring, it should grow back even more lush.
So, moving on from the boring pasture chat.
Annie Rowden of by Annie Claire has designed a gorgeous shawl using our Yorkshire Medley yarn. It is a very beautiful shawl that will be perfect to wrap yourself in throughout the winter.