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!