Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Holiday Open House - "Gifts from the Farm"

"Gifts from the Farm", a Holiday Open House is this weekend at the Meetinghouse.  The Meetinghouse will be filled with craft, refreshment and plenty of holiday spirit.  This little trio of wool felt snowmen are just a sample of the crafts for sale.  The open house is Saturday, December 1 from 10 to 4.  

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

PBS's "America's Heartland" at Sweet Home Spun

Reporter, Sarah Gardner and camera guy, Jeff Cooper from America's Heartland spent the day filming at Sweet Home Farm on Wednesday.  Luna (the sheep) tried to steal the show.  Shepherds Sam and Samuel did and great job showing off the farm and flock and JoAnn gave Sarah a spinning lesson.  The Sweet Home Spun Knitters and Spinners shared their talents and, of course, provided a tasty breakfast and lunch.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

True Dutch!

Yesterday was a real "Dutch Treat"!  A tour group from Holland stopped to see the Low Dutch Meetinghouse.  The visitors seemed to feel the connection to Kentucky.  When told many Dutch settlers moved west,  one replied "Why would they want to leave this place?"

Saturday, November 26, 2011

Trip to England

England! Sheep, pubs, more sheep, cathedrals, more sheep, Big Ben, more sheep, Stonehenge, more sheep, Hadrian's wall, and MORE SHEEP! Need I say I was in heaven? Here are a few choice sheep and wool related photos of my recent trip with dear friend Susan.

Saturday, July 23, 2011

Beautiful Barn Painting

Susan created this fabulous painting of one of the lambs to adorn the sheep barn. Susan's paintings have long been a favorite at the Meetinghouse. A true animal lover, Susan is able to capture the spirit of every animal she paints. The curiosity and lively nature of a lamb simply shines in this painting.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Sid's Side of the Story

First of all, I know how My Shepeherd Lady talks about me, always commenting on my intelligence and work ethic. Good thing she ends every sentence with, "...I love him anyway!" So when I heard her going on about our recent visit to the vet, I knew it was time to be heard.........
Of course, I wasn't going to let her put me in that contraption of a trailer all by her scrawny self, and I thought it was kind of cute that she had to call in reinforcements from Jerry's Garage (a well known loafing spot up in town) to help her out. But, it really wasn't necessary for two of those "loafers" to show up grinning like possums. I jumped right in when the proper force was summonsed. (By the way the ride was awesome - I look cool with wind in my hair!)
And sure, I had to run around and sniff every bush and blade of grass around the office. Who could resist the amazing smells? Could I help it if she had trouble keeping up? When My Shepherd Lady tells this, she compares it to Ouiser walking her dogs in "Steel Magnolias". Whatever!
Now for the that Groomer Lady, I was perfectly willing for her to shave off all my handsome hair (don't you know how hot and humid it is around here? ) But a BATH? Good Lord, I live in a barn and I roll in manure! You can be sure I let her know how I felt about that! My Shepherd Lady never once mentionened how mannerly I was when that Vet Guy, poked me with needles and sprayed stinging stuff on my "hot spots".
And, yes, it was humiliating when my sheep chased me down the lower pasture when we came home! Does she have to laugh so hard when she tells it?
Well, I guess that just about sets the story straight.
From now on when My Shepherd Lady tells a tale on me, please check with me before you come to any conclusions!
This is Sid (who loves his Shepherd Lady anyway) signing off........