Wrap-Up: Solitude Wool’s Merino Field Day at Black Sheep Farm

Solitude Wool hosted a field day at Martha Polkey’s Black Sheep Farm this Saturday. Wow, what a day it was! It’s the perfect time of year in this region to drive out to the country and soak in the fresh air and Fall colors. I worried a bit about the rain we had Friday, but it cleared up and there was a brisk wind on the hill where the farm is perched, just on the border of Leesburg and the quaint hamlet of Luckett’s, VA.

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Farm Visit: August Moon Farm Shearing Day

I had the pleasure of visiting my friend Kristin's farm this weekend and again early in the week to watch the sheep shearing festivities. The farm is a lively mix of three sheep (Luna, Pheobe, and Cocoa), a dog, four cats, and around nine chickens at last count. It's situated in Northern Virginia on a slope that catches the sun going down just perfectly behind the barn on top of the hill.

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