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Whispering Pines Farm

Whispering Pines Farm Breeders of fine wooled, healthy and well conformed registered shetland sheep, we offer livestock and fiber products raised right here on our farm.

Operating as usual

Finally had a moment to share photos of my tent booth at CNY Fiber Festival - Now just waiting for the rain to start.
06/12/2022

Finally had a moment to share photos of my tent booth at CNY Fiber Festival - Now just waiting for the rain to start.

Processing Lyanna's fleece - she was born here, but now lives on a farm near us.  I was able to purchase her fleece this...
06/04/2022

Processing Lyanna's fleece - she was born here, but now lives on a farm near us. I was able to purchase her fleece this year and am enjoying turning it into batts to add to the shop. She is a light fawn katmoget - really nice, fine crimpy fleece.

06/03/2022
Elinor X Duncan's twin ewes - a grey and a fawn katmoget.  They stick to mom like glue and she is so quiet.  Not sure ho...
05/23/2022

Elinor X Duncan's twin ewes - a grey and a fawn katmoget. They stick to mom like glue and she is so quiet. Not sure how she keeps them in line, but she does.

I am trying something new this year - offering our fleeces via an online auction, directly from my website - it is live ...
05/22/2022

I am trying something new this year - offering our fleeces via an online auction, directly from my website - it is live now, the auction will close on Saturday at 8 pm. Roo'd, sheared, tiny lamb fleeces, lovely adult fleeces. All heavily skirted and coated. Happy to answer any questions you may have on specific fleeces - thanks for looking!

https://softshetlandwool.com/collections/raw-fleeces

05/20/2022
Out on the pasture this afternoon taking photos of yearlings for fleece auction, and had to snap this one of our Belva. ...
05/18/2022

Out on the pasture this afternoon taking photos of yearlings for fleece auction, and had to snap this one of our Belva. Not a yearling. So my caption is, "Hey, nice to see you! Come on in, I'm making some chili."

These two little ram lambs out of Arya x Harry share a birthday with my sister Connie Black
05/16/2022

These two little ram lambs out of Arya x Harry share a birthday with my sister Connie Black

Adelina x Harry's cute little fawn katmoget ewe lamb - she is very shy unlike her mom.
05/14/2022

Adelina x Harry's cute little fawn katmoget ewe lamb - she is very shy unlike her mom.

05/13/2022
Lovely skeins from our 2021 batch of combed top.  Spun by a friend of the farm.  I appreciate how natural colors just ma...
05/13/2022

Lovely skeins from our 2021 batch of combed top. Spun by a friend of the farm. I appreciate how natural colors just match.

Elizabeth and Loki's grey katmoget ewe lamb
05/12/2022

Elizabeth and Loki's grey katmoget ewe lamb

Introducing Yuki and Loki's stunning grey katmoget ewe.  Yuki is a very good mom.
05/09/2022

Introducing Yuki and Loki's stunning grey katmoget ewe. Yuki is a very good mom.

Our ewe Matilda's fleece was the source wool for this pretty shawl made by a friend of the farm from Turkish Spindled ya...
05/08/2022

Our ewe Matilda's fleece was the source wool for this pretty shawl made by a friend of the farm from Turkish Spindled yarn. So pretty and delicate.

Lakshmi x Jon Snow's grey katmoget ram.  I think he looks like a little suffolk.
05/07/2022

Lakshmi x Jon Snow's grey katmoget ram. I think he looks like a little suffolk.

05/06/2022
Fanny x Duncan's moorit ewe and fawn katmoget ram
05/06/2022

Fanny x Duncan's moorit ewe and fawn katmoget ram

Mabel and Duncan's cute little moorit spotted ewe lamb - super cute!
05/04/2022

Mabel and Duncan's cute little moorit spotted ewe lamb - super cute!

Hooray!  My first white ewe lamb for 2022 - and she is out of the impressive team of Brienne of Tarth x Harry.  Twin ewe...
05/03/2022

Hooray! My first white ewe lamb for 2022 - and she is out of the impressive team of Brienne of Tarth x Harry. Twin ewe and ram lambs - what could be sweeter!!!

Audie and Loki had a black ewe and a moorit ram.  Two black sheep produced a brown offspring.  Who has been studying the...
05/01/2022

Audie and Loki had a black ewe and a moorit ram. Two black sheep produced a brown offspring. Who has been studying their sheep color genetics?๐Ÿ˜„๐Ÿ‘โค

04/29/2022
Lokola x Sebastian's sturdy black ram lamb
04/29/2022

Lokola x Sebastian's sturdy black ram lamb

We will be a the Fiber Flurry Festival on Saturday - I will have the entire line of Majacraft wheels out ready for you t...
04/28/2022

We will be a the Fiber Flurry Festival on Saturday - I will have the entire line of Majacraft wheels out ready for you to try. Hope to see you there!

Baxter quickly and quietly pumped out these two strapping grey katmoget rams.  Such a good mom.  Sire is Duncan, a fawn ...
04/27/2022

Baxter quickly and quietly pumped out these two strapping grey katmoget rams. Such a good mom. Sire is Duncan, a fawn katmoget.

04/26/2022

Episode #60 of The Good of Work is now available on my YouTube Channel. Enjoy watching Aaron shear our sheep and meet some of our newborn lambs. I hope you like it!
https://youtu.be/FnRjJhX81m4

Our Matilda x Duncan gave us a couple flashy lambs - the yuglet spotted in foreground is a moorit ewe, and the smirslet ...
04/24/2022

Our Matilda x Duncan gave us a couple flashy lambs - the yuglet spotted in foreground is a moorit ewe, and the smirslet in the back is a moorit ram. And first time mother Matty is doing such a great job! so proud.

04/22/2022
Dina x Loki had twins!  A fawn katmoget ewe who looks just like grandma (Jane Eyre) and a moorit ram.  A black ram and a...
04/22/2022

Dina x Loki had twins! A fawn katmoget ewe who looks just like grandma (Jane Eyre) and a moorit ram. A black ram and a spotted dam, neither traits were passed on to the lambies.

Cokie x Harry's twin fawn katmoget ewe lambs.
04/20/2022

Cokie x Harry's twin fawn katmoget ewe lambs.

Matilda, proud Auntie, is helping me find the best angle to photograph our new arrival.
04/19/2022

Matilda, proud Auntie, is helping me find the best angle to photograph our new arrival.

Neda x Duncan had a pretty spotted fawn katmoget ewe lamb - first lamb of 2022 here at Whispering Pines
04/19/2022

Neda x Duncan had a pretty spotted fawn katmoget ewe lamb - first lamb of 2022 here at Whispering Pines

2021 Breeding GroupsWe wrote down our goals for 2022 lambing months before we set up the breeding groups.  Then as we se...
04/13/2022
2021 Breeding Groups

2021 Breeding Groups

We wrote down our goals for 2022 lambing months before we set up the breeding groups. Then as we set up the groups in November we used the goals to guide our decisions, and double checked to make sure all the ewes were in with the rams that would get us closer to those goals.

2022 goals were:

Higher concentration of white/black/grey wool

Straight legs

We wrote down our goals for 2022 lambing months before we set up the breeding groups. Then as we set up the groups in November we used the ...

Pretty singles from our Mabel - spun by @summerhillspinner @Summerhill Spinner - on her Majacraft Suzie wheel - goal was...
04/11/2022

Pretty singles from our Mabel - spun by @summerhillspinner @Summerhill Spinner - on her Majacraft Suzie wheel - goal was 32 - 45 wpi, came in at 35 wpi.

Where I'm Gonna be in April Another busy and exciting month ahead!  In addition to the events I am attending in April, w...
04/07/2022
Where I'm Gonna be in April

Where I'm Gonna be in April

Another busy and exciting month ahead! In addition to the events I am attending in April, we are going to be shearing on the 17th and should start having lambs on the 23rd!

If you want me to bring anything to try (wheels, fiber, whatever) or want to just meet up while I am out and about, let me know and we can set up a meet.

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April 7 2022 is the Knitting Guild of Buffalo meeting I normally attend, but won't be going this month due to a scheduling conflict. Its a fun meeting though, if you are a knitter in Buffalo area, you might want to check it out!

St. Leo the Great RC Church
885 Sweet Home Road
Amherst, NY 14226

Doors open at 6:30 PM
Masks optional

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Common Threads Buffalo Spinning Guild meeting - 4/10/2022 from 1 to 4. Common Threads meets the second Sunday of each month, 1:00 - 4pm. Join us at West Seneca Senior Center, 4620 Seneca St, West Seneca, NY.

This month the meeting is all about the Jillian Moreno workshop - recap, rehash and just bask in the fond memory.

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Genesee Valley Handspinners Guild Meeting - 4/16/2022 from 10 to 2. First Presbyterian Church, 70 East Main St, in Victor, NY

This month the guild is having its auction

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4/30/2022

Fiber Flurry
5 North Academy Street
Wyoming, NY
10-4
I'll be vending at this event this year for the first time! I'll have all the wheels and fiber prep out for you to try. Hope to see you there!

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I do a live feed from the barn every Friday at noon est on my YouTube Channel. Usually runs 45 minutes or until my battery on my phone runs out. If you miss the live feed, the video of the event gets posted on my page for your viewing pleasure.

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Hope to see you in April! BTW, I comply with all Covid guidelines, and in the case of a surge, I will likely not attend the scheduled meetings.

Another busy and exciting month ahead! In addition to the events I am attending in April, we are going to be shearing on the 17th and sho...

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9920 Chestnut Ridge Rd
Middleport, NY
14105

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(716) 525-3347

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Using your yarn made this great pattern even better! Doubled up your tri color yarn for my wrist warmers.. ty jen for spinning it.. and thank your girls for making it !
Good afternoon, I was looking at your page and photos and came across this photo. I was wondering what you put in the bottom of the pipe to take up the space (i put a red box around it) so the sheep can get reach the mineral?
A huge THANK YOU to Jen of Whispering Pines Farm! Her program on Shetland sheep for our meeting tonight was so informative and well done and just makes you happy to be a guild member surrounded by a shared love of fiber โค๏ธ๐Ÿ‘
March Vendor Spotlight: Whispering Pines Registered Shetland Sheep raises Fine Fleece Shetland sheep and offer wool products from our sheep in all forms. We also participate in SE2SE. I do a weekly vlog called โ€œThe Good Of Work - Life on a Sheep Farmโ€ about raising sheep for their wool, making yarn and farm life. Streaming LIVE Sunday March 28 at 4:30 pm EST on the Wool and Fiber Arts FB page. #woolandfiberarts #wafa #wafalive #wafapaletteofthemonth #aliceinfiberland #wafalivemarch2021
My cookies arrived today! LOL! I am going to setup the Little Gem.
Gwen is in the house! Lovely, clean locks and the first two bags have been washed. Thank you so much for your extremely fast shipping! I am pleased to find that you are a Majacraft dealer as well - lucky me!
A return to spinning brought to you curtesy of Covid-19
Thought you'd like to see what became of the lovely handspun gradient skein from Yuki. I paired this special yarn with some of my own handspun and some hand dyed stuff from a friend. The pattern is my own based on the pi shawl increases, with a Mosaic panel. It was a joy to knit. Thank you!
i read the article in spin off. such cute sheep.
Have you ever been asked if you would want to use your sheep in Hops farms?
Frosty says pleeeeease pet me...love her!
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