Fall shows us letting go is beautiful.
The verdant summer shades of green covering the woods and pasture tree lines change to fiery orange and red, yellow and gold, before the trees let them go to cover the cooling ground. Bright berries and smooth, brown shelled nuts fall to earth, gathered up by furry woodland creatures. The horses coats, bleached by the summer sun, turn dark and lush as the fading light tells them to let go of summer and prepare for cold winter days.
There is stunning beauty all around us as summer lets gi and nature prepares for winter. The release of vibrant growth. The letting go of one season for the next.
Here at Gwenyth Glynn, we are also preparing for winter and perhaps letting go of some of our ewes. We have several beautiful registered Teeswaters who would make a valuable contribution to any shepherds flock. These ewes are [ … ]
The Autumnal equinox is behind us, the days are getting shorter, the nights longer and cooler. Good sleeping weather they say. Good sheep weather, I say.
Fall is here. Time to go down to the cellar, count all the sparkling jewel toned jellies and jams. Gaze upon summers bounty of pale green beans resting in their jars. Ruby red tomatoes carefully picked and chopped and bathed in hot water await a winters meal.
We no longer have a cellar, nor put up jars of summer to sustain us through the long winter. We did when I was small, a long time ago. This time of year brings to mind sustainability and preserving for the future. Warm fires and thick sweaters. The best sweaters are made with wool and love. Handmade treasures knitted of wool from small flocks that are a labor of love, not a labor of capitalism. Flocks like ours here [ … ]
Wool is a totally sustainable product from some of the oldest inhabitants of the civilized world
Sheep give us wool which is a carbon sponge for the environment.
Their droppings fertilize the soil.
Sheep contribute so much to the cycle of life on Earth.
Celebrate Earth day, celebrate wool.
We have plenty of lovely wool products to choose from here.
Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em Initiative
Our TEESWATER Sheep are part of the national Livestock Conservancy program to preserve and protect this wonderful longwool breed.
We offer all products from our Teeswater sheep and participate in the program initiative!
Your purchase of 4oz minimum will receive a passport sticker.
Details on Livestock Conservancy site
“The work that Shave ‘Em to Save ‘Em does to bring heritage sheep producers together with fiber artists is critical for the survival of rare sheep breeds”