COMMENTS FOR THIS POST ARE NOW CLOSED. THANKS FOR ALL THE GREAT SUGGESTIONS.
CHECK BACK ON SUNDAY TO SEE OUR SELECTION.
Spring has sprung. Sort of. Here in the hillls a sheet of sleet and slush marked its arrival. Which made my morning drive to the barn rather interesting.
We are on the brink of lambing season. I'm keeping close watch on the flock now, as our lambs should be arriving very soon. The sweet face above is a lamb from a former year. I'm tingling with anticipation of this year's arrivals. You might remember we took year off from lambing in 2013 and I while it was nice to have a break, I really missed having them. We're expecting somewhere in the neighborhood of 30 little ones over the next five weeks.
Which reminds me that I'm a little behind schedule in selecting a theme for naming this year's lambs.
So today I'm kicking off a contest. Would you like to help us name this year's lambs?
To enter please suggest a name theme in a comment on this post. And you must share this post via social media (FB, Ravelry, Twitter, your own blog - just pass it along, please). Let's see how many ideas we can generate in a week.
Mike and I will select our five favorites and then it will come down to a vote from our Sheep Shares CSA 2014 members. The suggester of the winning theme will receive a special prize: a signed copy of my book, Adventures in Yarn Farming and 2 skeins of Cormo Camel Silk - enough yardage to complete one of these two projects from my book: the Sundance Scarf by Marnie MacLean or the Full Snow Moon Cowl and Mitts by Barbara Giguere (a total value of $79.95).
To avoid repitition, here are themes used in passed years:
2005 - Greek mythology
2006 - herbs & spices
2007 U.S. cities & towns
2008 Fashion Designers
2009 - Colors
2010 - Fonts & Type Faces
2011 - Apples
2012 - Flowers
The deadline for submitting a theme is 5 pm EST, Thursday, March 27. Please, one suggestion per person. If the same theme is suggested by more than one person, credit will be given to the person who suggested it first - so be sure to scroll through the comments before posting. Our Sheep Shares members will weigh in & vote. Then I will announce a lucky winner on Monday, March 31, here on my blog.
Be inspired and have fun - and please spread the word.
Happy Spring to you.