Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Wooly Therapy

Seriously, I could watch them all day. When I come out in the morning to let them out into the pasture and give them water, really, I should head back in and get started in on the daily chores. But I can't help but stand out there, just watching them. They really do have such a calming presence. I recommend backyard sheep for anyone feeling stressed. Better than therapy!
And our little dog just loves them, too. She runs out after me every time I go out and they all spend time sniffing each other.
She isn't chasing them but running with them. I think she thinks she's part of the flock.
The breeder I purchased them from gave me a huge bag full of raw sheep she had shorn from her flock, free! I've never touch raw fleece before or any kind of spindle but I'm having so much fun learning to process the wool and spin it. I went to the craft store this past weekend and got materials to make a drop spindle. I think I'm finally beginning to get the hang of it. I'll try to post some pics of my attempts tomorrow.
For now, I'd better go get started on those chores.


Rachel Kovaciny said...

Daniel loves these pics! I think he would like to see the sheep next week. Though in person he'll probably get scared and hide, lol.

Good luck with the spinning!

Rachel Kovaciny said...

Not next week! Week after. Sorry, got ahead of myself again.

Alisa Noble said...

Oh my word... can it get any stinkin' cuter!!!

Julie said...

Rach, you just remind him they are soooooo much more frightened of him. Though I'm hoping by the time you get here they'll be less so of me. We picked of a bag of sweet feed yesterday so I'm going to try to woo them.

Alisa, I don't see how. I just can't get enough of those wooly little faces!

The Knitwit Hues said...

Oh, Julie! As I expected, I'm just loving the hell outta this journey with you! They are SO darling, and I know they are sweet and peaceful souls that are as soothing as any therapy could ever be.

Love that you made a drop spindle and are learning. I've never personally but love the process and all about it.

Hugs to you!
Diane Eve

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