One of my favorite things about Black Sheep Gathering is walking around and taking in all of the colors and textures.
It is a bit overwhelming at first and many people can be seen with a glazed over look on their faces – a sure sign of trying to take it all in at once.
Judy Taylor at Little House Rugs and her hooked rugs are always a favorite of mine.
I always have to buy a little bit of dyed fiber to play with and the Bluefaced roving at Dicentra’s is a new favorite. So many vivid colors to choose from!
Jacob sheep will always be my favorite, but I do love all sheep. This particular one has lots of character 🙂
This little guy really had the ‘cute’ factor. He is a Navajo-Churro ram lamb…
and this is a yearling ewe of the same breeding.
This is a Lincoln ram and he was getting the best rub down EVER!
If I had the room, this is the other breed I would have. I love the Bluefaces and their ridiculous ears!
A HUGE thanks to my sister-in-law, Erica, for manning our booth so I could walk around and take in some sights. Showing sheep, doing herding demos, and sitting at the vendor booth is very hard to do all at the same time! I couldn’t have asked for better help, she restocked the tables, answered questions, and did a fabulous job with no fiber knowledge!
Here is my little pile of goodies that I brought home. The book is one that I have looked at before, but the price tag has always held me back. Thanks to a friend for making me buy it, it is a treasure!
Here are the colors I decided on from Dicentra – I can’t wait to use them!
I ordered a few more of the lightweight panels from Shaul’s. They are easy for me to move around and they have already come in handy…more about that later.
I also have a few new sheep! A few more Mud Ranch girls, a ewe lamb from Meridian Jacobs, and a yearling ram from bide a wee farm. They deserve their own post though, so I will share pictures of them in the next day or two.
It was lots of fun this year! Great pic of my Calon lamb, by the way. She is working for Sue Gustafson in California now. I did get some okay-ish pics of you guys in the ring, and will email them to you shortly. I need to invest in qn upgrade lens and flash/diffuser. Can’t wait!
Thank you for the pictures! That barn is a real challenge to take pictures in.
Shannon, I never tire of looking at your website and checking out your farm life, new creations, ideas and good country girl values! Thanks for being you and for sharing so much of your life with those of us who also share a love for country, animals, fiber, people and creativity! Go girl!!!!
It was nice looking up and seeing you during the Jacob show! Sorry I missed seeing you when I could talk. I’m glad I can share with you 🙂
You really had a great time, is that one of your scarves that your sister in law is wearing? Now i must hear more about those panels,I am endlessly dragging around hog panels to fill in the gaps! c
Yes, I should have put that she was a great model as well! I posted some more pictures of the panels. They really are a great design.
Another great post with outstanding photos!!