GULF COAST NATIVE WOOL from LOUISIANA SHEEP

SocialGulf Coast Native sheep are descended from sheep brought to the New World by Christopher Columbus.  Over centuries, they adapted to the harsh climate of the Gulf Coast states. Growing no wool on their faces and legs, and having an “open fleece” with no undercoat, they are wool sheep who can handle the heat.  They [...]

Sheep Milk &Cheeses

To understand reasons why people throughout history, including Bible times, raised sheep for dairy purposes, here are things to consider. You may be surprised to learn you have already eaten sheep cheese before, you just did not realize it! Benefits of Sheep Milk https://www.dairyreporter.com/Article/2018/07/24/Trial-will-test-benefits-of-sheep-milk https://www.organicfacts.net/sheep-milk.html https://www.healthbenefitstimes.com/health-benefits-of-sheep-milk/ How to milk a sheep! http://halftheclothes.com/how-to-milk-a-sheep-101-12-steps-to-sheep-milking-success/ Cheeses made from [...]

Directions for Fall/Winter 2018-19

I have been making a lot of progress in several key areas lately.  Here are a few things I have been working on I will enjoying continuing to develop through the winter! The crochet pattern for Dotty Spot, 1 of the key characters in Green Grass, Still Waters, is currently being testes by experienced crochet [...]

Dotty Spot Amigurumi is now in pattern testing!

The Woolfred and April Brown characters from Green Grass, Still Waters:  Woolfred Lamb Explains Psalm 23 (published in 2017 by Xulon Press) are now available as crochet patterns at A Sheep Like Faith on Etsy.!  I was blessed by 15 pattern testers across the USA and around the world who generously participated in the pattern [...]

Crochet Patterns for Woolfred and April Brown

Woolfred and April Brown, two of three characters from my Green Grass, Still Waters book are now available as Amigurumi patterns!  These are great patterns to make if you have intermediate experience with crochet, and are comfortable reading a pattern. To learn more about the patterns, see the listings for Woolfred and April Brown. If [...]

Woolfred Goes Amigurumi

      My wonderful friend Emilie has created Woolfred and April Brown as crochet Amigurumi patterns!  These photos are a few of the results from our pattern testers across the USA and around the world, including India,  Canada,  Australia,  Chili, England and France. The patterns will be available to download from the Etsy shop [...]

Finding My Way

Since beginning this blog/website several years ago, I have struggled to determine how best to use it. Initially, I experimented with putting some of my sheep and scripture thoughts in writing. Then I published a children's book. Now I am working on a book for adults to explain the sheep/shepherd analogies in scripture to deepen [...]

Snowy Day April 2018

This is what our sheep are doing today in the blizzard. You can see Laurie Ellen laying down by the play house, and Truffle (the brown one encrusted with snow) behind her. The rest are sheltering from the high wind by standing behind the playhouse. Good thing they are Icelandics! Not shearing until May. You [...]