Sunday, April 5, 2009

Sheep Shearing Day!!

Yesterday, Saturday, was a fun day. My daughter and I went to a sheep shearing day at Thistle Cove Farm outside of Tazewell, Virginia. We drove two and a half hours to get there, and it was well off the beaten path! Well worth the effort to go, though. I finally met my internet friend, Sandra Bennett. She and her husband own and operate the farm. My daughter took several photos and I will have to sift through them and post more later. The first photo is a long-distance view of the farm. The second photo is of a blacksmith, demonstrating his work, and the third is of Sandra and myself. I am particularly pleased with the last photo. Sandra gave me a very lovely fleece (hot off the Shetland sheep!), and I purchased some roving from Leslie Shelor of Greenberry House, Meadows of Dan, VA. I also bought a small lap loom from a nice lady named Lura in Ashe County, NC. It was a bright and sunny day, cool and windy! After leaving the farm, we stopped at a very nice restaurant in Tazewell and enjoyed a sit-down lunch. It was a very nice day!


Cat said...

Having read Sandra's account first, I came to you from there - it sounds like a wonderful day was had by all. I wish Richmond was not so daggone far from Tazewell... oh well.

Scarlet said...

Sounds like you had a perfect day. I would love to go to farm and witness those things. Our last farm that we visited a few months ago was an Ostrich farm. It was fun.

Glad that you had this time together with your daughter and your internet friend. It is always so nice to meet folks we talk with online.


Ghost said...

What a great day you shared. Your both looking so happy and like your having a great time. BTW I love all your new sidebar pictures.