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!
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 [...]
Woolfred in Africa
These Sunday School teachers on training day in Mzuzu, Malawi are holding up their Green Grass, Still Waters bookmarks! Please pray the message of the love of Jesus, as our Good Shepherd, will reach throughout the world into all places do many may come to walk with Him.
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 [...]
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Must Be “New”!
This 5 month old, little black Icelandic lamb is named "Lavender". She joined on flock on Restoration Farm, Wyoming just this summer (2017). I love hearing Lavender's loud, persistent greeting every time I go outside! For the time being, our flock is being dry lotted in our back yard. This is to protect them from [...]
Resource for Children’s Ministry
"I have a mission I believe in. I want to preserve meaning of the sheep & shepherd analogies in scripture, to make God's word more relatable to those not now living in agrarian society; to educate people what understanding "I am the Good Shepherd" tells us about Jesus' heart, character and personality. But being only one person, if this message is truly to spread, it will depend upon teaching as many others as will listen, so they may in turn, teach the people in their own groups. Essentially, I need to educate "shepherds", that they may be empowered to teach their own "flocks". "
Like Sheep, Our “Wool” Tells Our Story
Like sheep's wool, our lives (habits, personalities, choices) reflect where we have been. When I sheared Gracie for the first time, (and many more since) I found "souvenirs" in hung in her wool that gave evidence of how she had been living her life, where she had been, and something about her troubles and circumstances. [...]
Shepherding in Bible Times vs. Shepherding Today
My admittedly limited understanding, is that in the Biblical setting, they practiced "open grazing", which is best for small livestock, because instead of fencing them in and working to try to keep the ground continually producing what they need, you move them around to where what they need is growing, leaving the grazed ground to [...]