Saturday, May 12, 2012
Everything's Better with Lambs
My weaving and spinning guild meets once a month, in various locations. Today we met at a farm north of Reno, just over the California line, where a woman named Doris raises sheep. She had a twenty-one-baby lambing season this year, and had promised that we’d be able to bottlefeed lambs if we wanted to. (Note: click on any picture for a larger image.)
videos you always see of baby goats. I’m sorry I got no pictures of them; a dog was herding them and drove them away from the road and our car, which was a sensible, protective kind of thing to do.
It was really hot outside, so Sheila and I each took a few minutes’ refuge in Doris’ wonderful weaving studio, which I wanted to take home with me (with several lambs inside), and which Sheila called a “womancave.” Sheila did take home the guild’s seven-foot triloom. She’s going to use it to weave a shawl and then lend it to me so I can weave a shawl. This will be much easier than weaving smaller triangles and trying to sew them together in any attractive fashion, a task which has proven beyond me.
It was a lovely morning, although all that outside time has kicked my allergies into overdrive, and I’m very sleepy and sneezy. Completely worth it, though. If you ever get the chance to bottlefeed a lamb, do.
And my, didn’t the cats think I smelled interesting when I got home!