Sunday, March 29, 2009

Windblest Lambs

Windblest Farm is owned and operated by our acquaintances, Bryan and Janice Lever near Ferguson Falls in Lanark County. The farm is on a long hill looking down toward the river and its sloping fields are caressed by the wind all year long, hence the name.

The farm is home to Border Leicester (first photo) and Oxford sheep, and the newest residents are the Bluefaced Leicester sheep aquired last year from Beechtree Farm in Michigan. Both the ewes and this year's new lambs are gorgeous.

The fleece of the Bluefaced Leicester is soft as silk and apparently closer to cashmere than any other wool. Having seen and touched both the sweet lambs and their fleece this weekend, I am giving some thought to returning to the fold myself - getting back to the carding, spinning and weaving I enjoyed so much years ago. The question is, where would I put a good sized loom in this wee house?


Jenn Jilks said...

They are beautiful!

daringtowrite said...

First we decide what we want to do and then we decide how. Right? So I've no doubt that you're on your way to a fulfilling solution and a lovely renewed interest.

One Woman's Journey - a journal being written from Woodhaven - her cottage in the woods. said...

They are beautiful. You have put a smile on my face at the end of this day. Blessings sent your way.

Sky said...

oh, cate, i must have a lamb one day! these are so beautiful....and your photos make me want my own.

Endment said...

I can hear them talking :) What beautiful lambs.

Many years ago I did some carding, spinning and weaving and found much peace and satisfaction in watching the fabric take shape under my hands.

waiting to see what answers come your way:)

Debbie said...

Oooooohhhh Cate!

Growing up, we had sheep on our farm. Baby lambs in the spring was my absolute favorite and I soooo enjoyed watching them bounce around and wiggle their tails! What very fond memories. Thanks for the big smile that's now on my face.

Wishing you well this fine day and sending much love too.

Rowan said...

Lovely photos, the lambs are so appealing. I know the Border Leicester and the Blue-faced Leicester but the Oxford is new to me, must look it up. With a name like that I imagine it must be a British breed. I love the name of the farm too.