There were a lot of sheep …

… at the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. This was my first time to go, and I had so much fun!  Of course the yarns and fibers were wonderful, but I came home with mostly sheep photos. So many breeds and colors and personalities. It’s a good thing that I flew, otherwise I may have been tempted to do some bidding in the auction. I still think the grassy area next to our building is begging for sheep. Here are a few of my favorite photos from the weekend.

No Sneak Up this week (mostly due to box issues with the post office – don’t get me started….). Just thought I’d save you some F5-ing tonight. 🙂

Sheri whohadfunseeingseveralofyouinMaryland!


  1. Aww they are so cute, there is that farm area almost at loopy central maybe the horses would like sheep?

  2. We have a wonderful herd of Jacob sheep about a half mile from home, guarded by a llama and a couple of mixed-breed goats. We live in a subdivision, so no critters allowed, but I can go visit these guys whenever I miss my childhood goat herd…

    Thank you for the sheep pics and for letting us know we can take a week off from F5-ing!


    HEY! BFF LIZ!!! LOOKIE DA SHEEPIES!!! We love sheepies!

  4. Oooh! Oooh! Lambies!! *sigh*

    BFF Sarah is now thinking about how to get a zoning variance for keeping one in the back yard. I know how her mind works.

  5. I spent my Sunday afternoon at local sheep farm and Cocoa (moorit corriedale) jumped right in my back seat or at least her fleece did. Debit D Dog checked when I got home and assured me that no live sheep was present. I also bought some Navajo churro roving from Arianne and Josie. I was going to go to the goat lady dairy and buy cheese but had to park too far away.

    All the fiber-y, knitting activity from last 2 weeks has made me quite tired so, instead of going to knit night, I’m staying in tonight to knit to rest up for upcoming weekend fiber events. My F5 finger will appreciate the rest.

  6. No sneak-up? But my birthday money is burning a hole in my pocket.

    Gorgeous sheepy pics- I’m glad my DH isn’t at home, though- he’s terribly worried that once we emigrate to New Zealand, I’ll be unable to resist buying a flock of sheep…think of the YARN!

  7. Oh sheepies and lambies! I wonder how I can convince my hubby that Los Angeles is the perfect place to raise sheep in your back yard….

  8. No boxes got through customs yet either?? no wollmiese?? bummer… but good to know I don’t have to F5 for that either…. thanks Sheri!

  9. What sweet babies!!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us. Maryland is too far from Texas for me to even think about the festival. And thanks for letting us know about no sneak up. Hope you are relieved of your box delivery problem soon!

  10. Glad you had a wonderful time at the MSWF. I love your pictures they are so cute. Hugs

  11. Glad you enjoyed the weekend. Sorry we didn’t manage to “run into” each other. I told you it was a BIG place!

  12. Loved those photos. I can just see you oohing and awing over those sheep and talking with them.

  13. Did you see any Shetland sheep? Now those little cuties would fit comfortably in a suburban back yard. Too bad my small yard was covered in concrete before I bought the place. Bet you got a good nose full of lanolin smell though, huh? Nuthin’ like the smell of fresh sheep fleece in the morning (afternoon, evening…)!!!! Thanks for sharing the pictures!

  14. They are beautiful! Love them!
    I have been trying to talk my sons into going into raising sheep. They run from me, these are adult men!!!

  15. Ack! I cannot believe I missed you – would have loved to meet you in person. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful time at Sheep & Wool, there were a fair number of us who met up there. Such cute sheep, indeed – I spent some time wondering if my husband would notice if I smuggled one home… 😉

  16. I am so glad you liked my home state! I wish I had run into you on Saturday–although you might have gotten an impromptu hug once I realized it was THE Sheri I was talking to…

    And the sheep pictures are wonderful! I love Jacobs–I’m glad to see you caught a beaut in your viewfinder.

  17. I have almost the identical picture of the Jacob’s sheep on my blog (except that mine has glowing demonic eyes). I wonder if we were there in that barn at about the same time?!

  18. I was at the festival on Saturday! So sorry I didn’t run into you. It was my first time there, too…so much fun! And loved all the sheepies!

  19. I didn’t know you were at Maryland Sheep and Wool! 🙂 It was such a fun time for us! Sunday was pouring down rain, so we didn’t last as long as last year, but we really enjoyed Saturday (and Friday night too). I love meeting other fiber folks!
    What fun things did you purchase?

  20. Are we itching for a TLE yarn brand??? huh??
    I think so!!! that would be really cool!!!
    You could love ’em, feed ’em, clean ’em, then sheer the wool, spin it, dye it, and sell it!!!

    I’ve been trying to convince my Mom that we could do this!!
    Have a great day Sheri and elves!!

  21. We almost came home from Sheep and Wool with a herd of Alpacas. My son fell in love with them and was told that they’re social animals and do best in a herd. The woman at the show said I should buy 5, and would ONLY need an acre for them. I had to point out to my son that in Washington, DC VERY few people have more than 1/5 of an acre of land (us included). He was devastated.

  22. Thank you,Sheri for the eye candy! I love sheepies. I love when they just jump into the air for no reason. And they can run really fast,too.
    Good luck with the PO they are sooo difficult lately.

  23. Wish I had run into you there. It was my first Sheep and Wool Festival, and I didn’t have enough time to take it all in. Can’t wait for next year!

  24. You were in Maryland?? Sad..I missed you again. Hope all is well 🙂

    See you at Taylor on the 23rd!!

  25. I was in Maryland, too. Wasn’t that Jacob ram with the horns awesome! I had such a fun time and everyone a stopped to talk to were super nice from the shoppers to the breeders. I can’t wait for next year!

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