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Sheep Week All Year Round

Written by Sarah on August 15th, 2014 Posted in sheep week

Sheep Week flew by, huh? I wish I had more sheep-tastic things to share. Maybe, by next year, it’ll catch on? I have to admit, with the gorgeous weather we had yesterday in the city, I’m getting ready for fall. And you know what that means! It’s almost time for sweater weather and yummy wool socks and pumpkin pie and hot apple cider. Am I getting ahead of myself? Most importantly, it means that it’s almost fiber festival season which means SHEEP! Sheep that I can pet and hug in real life!

Sheep Week doesn’t need to come just once a year! I’ve got a hot tip on where to get your wooly fix 365 days of the year.

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Benjamin Hole’s instagram is by far my favorite place to day dream. Hole’s picturesque Dorset farm is home not only to some gorgeous views and lovely sheep but a number of other creatures including a little dog named Ochre. His photography really makes me long to run away from city life, put on a pair of galoshes, and run around in a field. (Isn’t it cool that we live in a time when a farmer can share his day-to-day with a Brooklynite?)

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Aside from bringing you the very best farm photos, the Hole farm is starting a new venture that I couldn’t be happier about! There will soon be yarn from these beautiful sheep under the name Hole & Sons. The yarn looks absolutely gorgeous and I cannot wait to get my hands on it! Their site also has a wonderful history of the Dorset breed as well as the Hole family farm.

I am just in love with these pictures. I could look at them all day, imagining petting those little lambs! Do you follow any farmers for a taste of life outside the city?

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Comments (2)

  • August 15, 2014 at 2:22 pm |

    Wow! That IG account! I have not-so-secret fantasies of leaving the city for a hobby farm (just need to convince the fella… easier said than done!) so these photos are totally droolworthy! So good!

  • Lynn
    September 27, 2015 at 6:05 pm |

    Hi Sarah,
    I am currently knitting on Hole & Sons yarn in the “Coast” colorway I bought late last winter and would love to have more – especially in the “Slate”. Do you know when the next offering is? Thanks.

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