Saturday, May 17, 2008

Sheep-ish

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.

8 comments:

Kerry said...

Well, that has got to be one of the greatest naming reasons I have ever heard. Hopefully Stanley 2 will be born this year. GO WINGS!

Anne Reeves said...

Isn't it the cutest! I love when people really talk to me...

Rose said...

Michael was right about your blog...very interesting and intelligent, very authentic and delightful to read.
Keep up the good work.

Karna said...

Thank you for your comment on my blog!!!

Anne Reeves said...

Thank you, Rose. I enjoy every minute of it. Give my best to Michael too.

Anne Reeves said...

Karna! Your country is so beautiful. Thank you for sharing it from your point of view - lovely.

Libby said...

I love sheep, and this one is so handsome. Just found your blog and I'm loving it.

Libby

Anne Reeves said...

Welcome, Libby. Glad you found me...