Last weekend our Sheep Shares CSA members and their guests flocked Springdelle Farm for our annual summer social event - the Strolling of the Sheep. I love this event. There's no better time of year to showcase our lush, verdant fields and to put our flock on center stage. Here are a few scenes from the day.
Of course Crackerjack, our guardian llama, received his share of the limelight. As did our mini donkeys, Cupcake, Prissy and Dulce who quickly made themselves the center of attention.
The donks seemed to think any gathering is all about them. They quickly mobbed the guests for attention. So part of the afternoon became a donkey groom-a-thon. They couldn't get enough.
Our youngest visitor, PIppin, a Soay-Icelandic bottle lamb brought by my assistant Kathryn, found a shady bower beneath the red maple and took a nap during show and tell. I could easily fill a separate post to show and tell you about our show and tell. An amazing array of sweaters, shawls, vests, mitts and mittens. Near the end of the afternoon we cast on for our Cormo Classic Knit-A-Long. Cormo Classic is our newest farm yarn, a 3-ply worsted weight destined to be a favorite.
Thank you to my Sheep Shares CSA members for making this one of the warmest, most convivial gatherings ever at Springdelle Farm. It was wonderful to see so many of you, especially first-time visitors.
Also thank you to Lisa McGuire for sharing her lovely photos to round out this post.