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Monday, April 27, 2009


Wait! Wasn't I just talking about SHEEP?

Well, Cowpens was (is) a place. Where a decisive battle of the American Revolution was fought. And the Highland regiment in His Majesty's service was the 71st Fraser Highlanders. THOSE Frasers, my Outlander loving buddies. As in descended from old Simon. Somehow I don't think Jamie's going to be in this one, though. The Highlanders lost big time (along with the rest of the British force) that day). Then again, he knew what the outcome was going to be at Culloden, but he still ended up there on the wrong side...!

I had noticed the sign for the Cowpens National Historical Site as I passed up and down Interstate 26 several times. After visiting the lovely wooly ones, it seemed the right time to investigate. Hard to imagine a battle here, lovely as it was on this beautiful SC spring day. But it truly was the harbinger to the British surrender at Yorktown.

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Thursday, April 23, 2009

SC Mini Vacation

Ah, spring in South Carolina. I had a chance to spend a day there recently just before attending a fiber event at Lake Junaluska, NC. I had previously purchased, and been delighted with, Coopworth fleeces from Ann at Cedaredge Farm. I went to visit, choose one more fleece, and see the wooly ones. Aren't the shepherd and lamb lovely? These sheep are what I imagine sheep should look like - the quintessential wooly ones.

Ann has been shearing twice a year, which gives a nice staple without it being waaaay long. She skirts heavily for the hand spinner, and these are some of the cleanest fleeces I've ever cleaned and carded. And it spins like a dream. Here's some of Rosemary's spring clip drying outside on this gorgeous spring day in Tennessee.

In addition to visiting Cedaredge Farm, I made a side trip and purchased this:

Now where could I have gone and why would this interest me?

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