September 2012

A very special person

26 September, 2012 - 19:58 | Sue Blacker

26th September: I might have had the idea but Jane made Woolsack happen! 

So thank you, Jane, and have a great trip to the Shetlands!  It is also wonderful to know that the resource of the Woolsack website can continue and grow.

This picture is of the cushion-maker extraordinaire in the earliest days, making up one of her own designs at WonderWool in 2011.  Wow have we come a long way since then!  Well done Jane and Paul!

Hay harvest and comings and goings

26 September, 2012 - 19:54 | Sue Blacker

26th September:  amazingly, not only was there sufficient sunshine to enable us to cut, turn and bale the hay but it is a lovely green, fresh crop.  The bringing in from the field was a combined effort with truck and sheep trailer over two evenings with a friend to help on the second, which of course necessitated a trip to the pub and a pizza!  Here is the barn 130 bales later .... very pleasing!

Sheep poems

16 September, 2012 - 16:43 | Sue Blacker

16th September: My sister gave me this lovely short book of poems about sheep.  These are real, sometimes harsh, but also sensitive and beautiful - and as might be expected there are several by Ted Hughes.  There are only ten poems, selected by Neil Astley and published by Candlestick Press. ISBN is 978 1 907598 11 1.

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