Another weekend visit out to Robin's farm: Meridian Jacobs. Last visit we went to discuss spinning new yarns from her recently sheered sheep. This visit, Mali Mrozinski and I went to see the baby lambs and discuss possible design projects for some of the pelts. Robin raises her American Jacob Sheep both for their fiber as well as source of meat. The more I get to know Robin the more I respect her, her knowledge and her efforts to utilize all parts of the animals she raises. (Have you seen the gorgeous buttons she makes from the horns?)
Together we discussed the possibilities of creating some garments and accessories from these beautiful pelts. Mali is a skilled seamstress and artist who has been focused on designing with raw materials that can be sourced locally. Mali is shown in the image above sorting through some of the pelts - The spotted fleeces are sure to inspire some beautiful creations.
It's the middle of lambing season right now. And the lambs are pretty hysterical to watch bounce as they chase each other in the field. Robin is having a "meet the sheep" day April 7th which I strongly encourage you to go. The American Jacob are a beautiful breed of sheep with their spotted coats and unusual horns. The lambs are super cute and a visit would make for a great springtime outing. It's a short drive from the city. . .