Since we all missed our opportunity to see some sheep this weekend at the New Hampshire Sheep & Wool Festival, we thought we’d start our week with a tribute to some of the sheep that we’ve enjoyed in our Instagram feed this month.
Our friend Kathryn Ashley-Wright of Ewetopia Fiber Shop in Wisconsin shared a snapshot of her flock’s first arrival a week ago and her more recent Instagram post expressing gratitude to all Mothers for their tender (and woolly) care brought tears to our eyes this weekend.
Tammy shared a post about her little May Queen, Jubilee to wish us all a happy start to the month. And a quick visit to the Wing and a Prayer website will have you captivated by a little video of this adorable Valois Black Nose sheep wandering around the yard wearing her lovely spring garland. What an adorable vision of Spring!
But the star of this week’s lamb watch has got to be Melody. She gave birth to three ram lambs over the Mother’s Day weekend much to the delight of Tammy and her daughter Char who you can see smiling with joy. You can read all about the surprise birth in Tammy’s Newsletter. Signing up to receive her regular updates will provide you with heartwarming news about the farm and her entire varied flock.
Even our knitting friends who aren’t shepherds are drawn to lambs. Meta shared a photo of a recently finished sweater modeled by her adorable nephew who has his hands full of fiber. This pattern is the Little Star Sweater, worn backwards with great panache by a guy who feels like he prefers the star on his back.
While we hope that you are able to find and pet a lamb yourself in the near future — they do grow up quickly — we hope that these photos may suffice to bring a smile to your face and some joy to your heart!