MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


Leave a comment

Little Vineyard Picture Book…

6192588521_cf66ff56e8

This teeny Vineyard book is 1 inch square. Untie the ribbon and it opens like an accordion.

6192589111_396f26ecdd

There is a verse on one side…

6193105572_fbc76c5bf5

“The landscape of Martha’s Vineyard invites us daily to pause, to breathe and give our awareness to the splendor of our surroundings. The soul of the land and the sea speaks in a silent language to our own souls, calling forth a feeling of connectedness and well-being, belonging and responsiveness. We come to our senses and discover ourselves again in the grace, elegance and natural beauty of the island… Even if your visit here is brief , the Vineyard welcomes you home.” -I.G.M.

And pictures on the other.

I’ve added in some of my own that sort of resemble the ones in the book. I didn’t have any pictures of grazing cows so I substituted a goat friend of mine.

6193113708_9d07ef7a78

pizap.com14726698090241

6192600261_486324e62f

pizap.com14726700616021

6192604763_04871eecbc

pizap.com14726703440171

I’m glad I rediscovered this teeny book today. Thank you to the special person who gave it to me.<3

Advertisements


2 Comments

First Shearing …

In April 2008 my daughter Deb, her dog Chappy, and I went to a shearing on Martha’s Vineyard, our first shearing ever.  The weather was gorgeous… low 70’s, bright sunshine, soft breezes, good food, good friends… it was great.

100_6218

The sheep and goats and the older kids (goats, not humans) were already out and about when we got there a little before 10 am.  You’ll notice in the bottom picture the adults have closed ranks around one of the young kids and are all focusing their attention in one direction…

They are staring at Chappy, our Boykin Spaniel who to them is a predator.  Chappy on the other hand is looking at them increduously and wondering, what the heck are these animals?

Whenever Deb and Chappy moved to another spot the sheep would move and face them… it was really interesting,

I’d never seen shearing  before and it’s very interesting.  The sheep and goats look almost in a Zen state while they’re being sheared and having their hooves clipped.  The wool is mostly in one piece when the shearing is finished, it’s amazing. The wool is so soft you can hardly feel it,  it’s also still a little warm to the touch.

100_6235 100_6237

100_6236

100_6249

They seemed really happy to get their coats off.

100_6281

100_6286

Random pictures from a lovely day.

100_6247

100_6288

100_6248

100_6267

In the beginning of my post I said the ‘older kids’ were here at the shearing… the ‘little kids’ were not.   The following day however we got to meet them up close and personal at the farm.

Cuteness overload.

The moms kept an eye on us, especially on Chappy, but they let the kids come and sniff at us and let us pet and snuzzle them.

It was a great weekend for all of us.

100_6284


Leave a comment

A Shearing …

In April 2008 my daughter Deb, her dog Chappy, and I went to a shearing on Martha’s Vineyard, our first shearing ever.  The weather was gorgeous… low 70’s, bright sunshine, soft breezes, good food, good friends… it was great.

The sheep and goats and the older kids (goats, not humans) were already out and about when we got there a little before 10 am.  You’ll notice in the bottom picture the adults have closed ranks around one of the young kids and are all focusing their attention in one direction…

They are staring at Chappy, our Boykin Spaniel who to them is a predator.  Chappy on the other hand is looking at them increduously and wondering, what the heck are these animals?

Whenever Deb and Chappy moved to another spot the sheep would move and face them… it was really interesting,

I’d never seen shearing  before and it’s very interesting.  The sheep and goats look almost in a Zen state while they’re being sheared and having their hooves clipped.  The wool is mostly in one piece when the shearing is finished, it’s amazing. The wool is so soft you can hardly feel it,  it’s also still a little warm to the touch.

100_6235 100_6237

100_6236
100_6249

They seemed really happy to get their coats off.

100_6281
100_6286

Random pictures from a lovely day.

100_6247
100_6288
100_6248
100_6267

In the beginning of my post I said the ‘older kids’ were here at the shearing… the ‘little kids’ were not.   The following day however we got to meet them up close and personal at the farm.

Cuteness overload.

The moms kept an eye on us, especially on Chappy, but they let the kids come and sniff at us and let us pet and snuzzle them.

It was a great weekend for all of us.


1 Comment

Baa-bies And Kids …

Juniper Moon Farm

My creation

It’s lambing season at Juniper Moon Farm just outside Charlottesville Va.  My friend Shepherd Susie (aka Susan Gibbs) is up to her eyes in adorableness.

(The above pictures of lambs and kids are of from a few years ago)

As of today (the 16th)  there have been 10 new babies… you can CLICK HERE and HERE to watch them on the 24/7 Lambcam. If you time it right you might get to see a little one or two being born.

CLICK HERE to see the latest blog updates on the new arrivals.  Warning, sugar and sweetness overload ahead.

Juniper Moon Farm was the first yarn and fiber CSA in the country.  If you’re not sure what that is CLICK HERE to find out, it’s easier than me trying to explain it 🙂

Enjoy moseying around the links below 🙂

Links:

JMF Farm

JMF Blog

Lambcam #2

Lambcam #3

Yarn CSA