Doesn’t a yarn farm sound wonderful? I mean, just take a minute to imagine the possibilities….
Barbara Parry has done it all. When she and her husband retired they bought a farm and started raising sheep. Their flock ranges from 60-100 sheep, depending on the year. They shear their sheep, grow their own hay, supervise lambing season, dye the (spun in a mill) yarn from their fleeces, and everything else that goes alone with running a farm. Their retirement sounds like even more work than their careers, but by their own account, they are loving it!
I love the idea of raising sheep, spinning my own wool, growing a garden. Being self-sufficient. Barbara’s book is a funny, compassionate, and informative guide to what sheep farming is really like.
I wonder if she needs an apprentice….