Adventures in Yarn Farming

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….

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Dramatic Lyric

I am a musician, a teacher, and a life-long crafter. I love to read and write, and my favourite book is Jane Eyre.

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