I'm joining in on Vicki's "Grow Your Blog Party" – because who doesn't love new blogpals and hopefully more comments?!?
As with any good party, it's good to start with an ice-breaker. Vicki says to "Tell about who you are and why you started your blog. If your blog pertains to a particular interest, tell about that also." So here goes.
I began this blog in July, 2006 as an alternative to a website to help market my Shetland sheep and fleece. But it quickly became so much more than that. I have always liked to write and take pictures, and it turns out a blog is a great outlet for both pursuits! So although my little sheep make frequent appearances here, so do the spinning and knitting they got me into, our little five-acre piece of paradise on which we keep them, the other critters that live here, the food we grow, and the veterinarian husband and homeschooled son who help me take care of all of it. I also include places we go and things we do off the "farm," assorted musings, occasional recipes and give-aways . . . in short, the list of what this blog is all about is long! (If you are interested in something specific, click on the appropriate label in the "cloud" at right and all the posts containing that label will come up. I also have another blog which acts as a training journal for one of my passions – training horses in general and dressage in particular.)
How about a little prize drawing? Because my latest FO (finished object) generated so many positive comments, I've decided to give away a pair of these fingerless mitts as a Grow Your Blog Party "party favor." I will randomly choose one person from among all the commentors on this post (be sure your name is an active link, or include your email addy!), ask your preferences on size, color and yarn type, and knit a pair of fingerless mitts just for you. There are no restrictions; I will mail them anywhere, and you don't have to be a follower. (ETA: If you just can't see yourself ever using fingerless mitts, and don't know of anyone to whom you'd give them, I have an alternate idea; just let me know if your name is drawn.)
That's it for now from . . .