"So we, Your people and sheep of Your pasture, Will give You thanks forever; We will show forth Your praise to all generations." Psalm 79:13 A year ago, my dear friend T. wrote this on her Facebook timeline, and shared the quoted Facebook post I had posted on my timeline in my morphine delirium. Now, [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Recently my husband and I heard a popular, famous preacher on the radio, who was preaching on Mathew 25:33 "...and He will put the sheep on His right, and the goats on the left." confidently declare that "the obvious way" everyone can tell a sheep from a goat, is that "sheep are white" and "goats [...]
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 [...]
"When he puts forth all his own, he goes ahead of them, and the sheep follow him because they know his voice. "
This was one spring at Restoration Farm in Louisiana a few years ago. When I talk about setting up the electric fences to allow sheep to graze the 2 acre front and back yard of the house, this is what it looked like. I love the little "baby voices "of the new lambs!
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 [...]