For those interested in knitting and Shetland Sheep.

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Location: Marilla, NY, United States

I began knitting in 2004 and started raising Shetland sheep in 2006. I have a flock of 10 and will begin breeding this fall. I am an x-ray tech and supervisor of the radiology dept. by day and a shepherd at all other times. I live on a small farm in Marilla, NY. I've been married for 22 yrs and have 3 children-1 son in college, 1 daughter in college, and 1 son in 8th grade-my right hand man with the sheep. I have 7 ewes, 2 wethers, 1 ram and a ram lamb born 10/07-Surprise!

Sunday, June 06, 2010

Amber Watch

Still waiting for Amber to lamb. She's all bagged up and ready to go, but for some reason, she's holding out on me. She was bred in late December.

Thursday, August 21, 2008

Friday, April 18, 2008

My new guard pup Sam

More 2008 lamb pics

Lambing has begun!

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Marilla Knitters Badge

Friday, January 11, 2008

some more pics of Knitting Knook

I created my Knitting Knook

I finally finished my Knitting Knook. Over last weekend I painted, cleaned and set up shop, so to speak. It's my oasis. Here's a quick look.

Friday, January 04, 2008

My Christmas gift to my daughter.

This is the Silver Belle featured in Vogue Knitting. I did it in Debbie Bliss Cashmerino Aran in light blue. It took 2 months to complete. I finished it 4 days before Christmas-Whew!

Finally put the sheep on the blog

Well, I finally had enough time to get all my sheep posted on my blog. Their names are below the last pic in the group. I hope you enjoy them!

My Boys

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My Girls


My Girls

Bergatta, Myrna, Artemis, Angela, and Amber.

Wednesday, October 03, 2007

October 3rd 2007

Everyone was wormed this past weekend. Just trying to make sure everyone is in prime shape for breeding. I'm planning on breeding 3 of the 7 ewes. Since they usually twin, six lambs will be enough for me to handle this spring. I'm hoping to sell at least 4 of the 6 so as not to make my flock too big, too soon. 10 is manageable and my buildings can currently support a few more, but after that, my husband and I will need to build another barn or add on to the existing one. My husband built a sheep stand for me. It works pretty well, but the sheep aren't too happy about having get on it. But it really makes life more simple for me. I'm really thankful Mark is so handy and supports my dream. Here is a picture of the stand he made. I think it's pretty cool. It's attached to a hyraulic lift that raises the sheep by pushing a handle with my foot, leaving both hands available to comfort and hold the sheep. To let it down, a handle in front lets the sheep down smootly and slowly. Plus the total cost was about $200, not counting his time- 2 weekends. The same type of unit is over $450 from other manufacturers. Plus it's on wheels and I can easily transport it wherever I need to.
We're going to tweak the headpiece a little, to make it more comfortable for the sheep. But other than that, all is good.
I'm hoping for mid April to mid May lambs. I can't wait to see them in the spring. It will be interesting to see what they look like. I still have fleeces that need to be cleaned then I'm sending them out to be spun, as I don't spin yet....
Until next time, blessings to all.
Lisa Foss
Marilla, NY