Today is the Mt. Bruce Station Spring Fiber Day. A chance to visit a sheep farm, shop for wool and yarn from local vendors and even participate in a yarn craft workshop. All while enjoying a beautiful Spring day outdoors.
Did you know that sheep have names? I didn't. One year at this event, I started chatting with a woman who was operating a spinning wheel. I asked her about yarn weights etc. and as she began to elaborate, she kept mentioning "Stanley." She was spinning his wool at the time and seemed to know exactly how it would turn out because it was his. Interesting. Why was he named Stanley? He was born during the hockey playoffs when the Detroit Red Wings won the Stanley Cup...she missed the winning goal to be in the barn when he was born.