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Deborah Peterson
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Skirting! Oh, My!
I've spent the last few days of my summer vacation skirting raw fleeces and listing the nicest ones in my etsy shop. I'm finally carving a path in the shed where there was a wool explosion! Check
out my etsy shop for beautiful raw sheep fleeces (karakul, i...

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Lucy the Fabulous Karakul Club Lamb Wows Crowds at County Fair
"Lucy," who was known as "Rosie" when she lived here at the farm, was one of those rare bottle lambs that I cried over when she went to her new home. She was very special and I had decided to just keep her as a breeding ewe when I received and email from a ...

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No water, again!
Water stopped running last Sunday evening. I shut the valve off in the house and thanks to a huge storage tank in the basement, the house still has some water trickling from the faucets--enough to make coffee in the morning. The sheep, however, have been sc...

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Great Weather for Shearing but Doesn't Bode Well for Lambing
Warm and sunny this morning. Unseasonably warm. Up in the 50s today. Great weather to shear the sheep in. Today, 35 sheep were shorn at the farm which included three visitors to be shorn. Unfortunately, I'm worried about lambing in this warm weather. The sh...

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It's a good day to dye
The current outside temp is about 1F with a windchill of -11F. This seems like a very good reason to stay in the house and dye. The kitchen will warm up nicely (and get messier), and some much needed moisture will be added to the house air. And, its time to...

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Oh, where, oh, where could those darn sheep be?
Foolishly, I opened the barn this morning and did not walk the sheep to the paddock and lock them in. They had been behaving for the last week and with a few lambs on the ground, I thought they would stay home. They have plenty of hay and I threw a nice gre...

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Finally, Spring Thaw
After a long, snow-filled, and bone-chillingly cold winter, spring appears to be here.  Twenty-seven lambs are on the ground and running races across the ridge in the pasture. Yesterday, I dusted off the carder after and awoke it from its winter hibernation...

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