Lots of things afoot here at Wildcraft HQ at the moment. First of all, I’m delighted with the way the new website’s working out. If you haven’t had a look yet, do take a peek at www.wildcraft.co.uk. It’s shiny and new, and I’m told that it’s much easier to navigate than the previous version.
Last week’s club shipment went smoothly. This month’s installment was BFL/silk in a colourway named ‘Honest Moons’, a subtle combination of pale grey and brown. Here’s the view in the Wildcraft Wool Room last week. As you can see, it was a pretty big dyelot this month!
We’re gearing up for lambing, with the first ewes expected to have their babies at the beginning of April. We have nine to lamb this year, but only three gimmers, all Ryelands – the others are all experienced Shetland mums. So I’m hoping it’ll go more smoothly than last year, when we had 6 first timers. I’ve been bringing all the pregnant ewes into the barn overnight, and as you can see from Piglet’s expression, they’re much enjoying the extra rations they’ve been getting!
We’re planning to set up Sheepcam again this year. Which will help us keep an eye on the ewes, but we’ll also make it available for you to see on the web. You can expect much fun over the next few weeks as you see all the lamby antics.