Midnight Lambing

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Our Herd is Multiplying

March 8, 2016

Our Herd is Multiplying The days between January and March are our most joyful and sometimes heart wrenching months. Our ewes are due with their precious lambs. The last weeks are the most critical and demanding on our Coopworth ewes. The whole family-all 6 of us-  wait in anticipation. A variety of names have been […]

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Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves Our Ewes and Wool

January 28, 2015

Episode #3 Why Early Shearing Improves our Ewes and Wool Welcome to our sheep barn.  We raise Coopworth sheep for both meat and wool. We learn something new each year. This year we have decided to shear them early.  It took some research and asking around before I chose to shear in the middle of […]

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Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling

November 7, 2014

Make Your Own Homemade Apple Pie Filling   I absolutely love this recipe I am about to share with you.  Besides making a mouthwatering apple pie filling, we are creating many family memories. It’s such a delight to work with my family through the whole process. I suggest to gather 2+ people in your family […]

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Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay & Yarn

October 15, 2014

Episode #2 Chickens, Sheep, Hay and Yarn One of my most favorite places to relax in is my barn.  Nothing beats the sounds of the sheep and chickens and the antics that they do. Let me share with you a project that I am working on and a project that I have processing in my […]

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Episode #1 Introducing Our Coopworth Sheep

October 10, 2014

October Marks Our Coopworth Breeding Season October marks the month that we organize breeding groups,  gather our rams and ewes, and make plans for the upcoming lambing season.  It is a pretty exciting time for us and our sheep.  We cannot wait to see what arrives in the spring and they get their kicks and […]

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How To Make Felted Soap

January 23, 2014

  The Dirt On Making Felted Soap Are you a hands on type person? I am to a fault.  Doing something with my hands is almost required all the time I am awake or I get really tired and fall asleep. I literally took many naps during class in both my high school and college […]

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How To Make Felted Dryer Balls

October 24, 2013

How To Make Felted Dryer Balls   Felting is so much fun and it is a quick DIY craft to make dryer balls, cat toys or add some decorative orbs to your home. Once you get the hang of felting you will be able to make many things like pumpkins, fruit and dolls. Watch the […]

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The Elise Tank Top

May 1, 2013

Tanks Are So Easy To Knit For The Summer Dawn A. Shaffer This was a very easy tank top to knit up.  I love these kinds of tank sweaters, but I have gotten myself into the habit of sticking to a simple, one style fits all design. Honestly,  I was getting bored with the simple, […]

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Showing Off My Knitted Stella Tank Top

May 1, 2013

My Stella Knit Tank Top Using Elsebeth Lavold’s Silk/Wool By Dawn A. Shaffer I fell in love with this’ sapling green’ from the Elsebeth Lavold’s  wool/silk yarn collection.  There were only 2 skeins left in this LYS store located in the Poconos. I quickly swiped them up and this tank top was born. I wanted […]

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