February was a fairly calm month at the farm. We are patiently waiting for lambs to start arriving at White Rose Acres. To prepare I knit up my "Lambing Hat" using 100% Leicester Longwool yarn that I received from friends in Hollidaysburg, PA. Leicester Longwool is definitely one of the best fibers to use for hardwearing hats! I've worn this everyday since I finished it, and that includes when we spread grass seed on our pastures in 50 degree weather!
In the last couple days of February, we experienced some lovely sun! It was a pleasant surprise when we went to feed the animals and there was a lovely breeze that accompanied sunny pastures and blue skies. All the sheep were sunbathing up on the hill, and when they heard the feed buckets clank they all got up and ran towards the gates, kicking up their heels with happiness.
Otherwise we are excited to announce we have a very limited run of our natural colored flock yarns for sale online (click here to shop) and in-store. Each product page has a picture and a little description of the sheep that it came from. From our farm, to your yarn, and grown with love in York County.
Thank you for reading, and I hope my post at the end of March has some lamb photos in it! The vet was out today for a late gestation check-up on the ewes we bred and says that they are happy and healthy.