Sunday, April 06, 2008

Happy Sheep (and Goats) Day

On Saturday, my son and I went to visit the Meet the Sheep Day at Meridian Jacobs in Vacaville. Lots of Jacob sheep and lambs, and goats frolicking in the sun was something I really wanted to see this weekend.

Don't they just make you smile?

3-weeks old lamb. Awwww.

Mitch meets a kid goat. Goats are very curious, sociable animals, compared to sheep.

There were several spinning and weaving friends of the owner Robin, and Mitch and I enjoyed spinning with our spindles in the sun. What a nice way to spend a sunny afternoon.... This really made me think that we need to form Marin Spinning Connection.

No, I didn't buy any fiber. The new spindle and dyed wool were for Mitch, so they don't count!
Come to think of it, he probably needed a bag of multi-colored Jacob too. Well, next time.

We got to feed the two weeks old kid goat. This little guy was about cuddly as a cat.

Robin and I got to talk about spinning and how I got started on spinning. I almost asked her for how she got started on sheep farming, and how that's been working for her, but I stayed away from that subject; that's something I can't even dream of doing in Marin, as much as I'd love to.
I can also see from the sheepskin that were sold there that sheep farming does involve some business other than fiber. I'm not sure if I can deal with that.

We had a great time. It was good for me, in many ways. I know somewhere in my heart that this is the kind of life I want to live. I'm sure that many visitors who came today had the same thing deep in their hearts. I spent the rest of the day by my spinning wheel.


Stefaneener said...

It's interesting to hear someone else who has that longing. I often wish I'd had better access to my heart years ago. There are so many more people to take into consideration now.

The animals are lovely. After I kill one of our chickens (some day!) I'll let you know how the "other part" of animal husbandry for profit works out.

Mitch is a lucky little guy.

こはぎ said...

仔羊のジャコブだ~ かわいいですね。できることなら家に連れて帰りたいです。

Tamami said...

こはぎさん、子羊たくさんいて、売りに出てたんですよ~ ほんと、欲しかったですけど。(猫じゃないんだってば)かわいかった~