Suzy’s Farm – FiberWild Annual Field Trip

Suzy's Pasture

FiberWild's Annual Field Trip to Suzy the Shepherdess' Farm ...
Check out all the sheep and their cute new lambs!

Just after we opened the store in 2004, Suzy the Shepherdess (I'm not making this up) walks into the shop sporting her finest Shepherdess garb and promptly asks if we would like to sell her locally produced yarn. She said that her sheep are raised using only traditional 19th century farming techniques, and her yarn is available only in the natural colors of her animals.

We felt the fine quality of the soft wool, and we were instantly sold. We suggested that she wind them up in 50 gram skeins with pictures of her sheep on the labels.

Needless to say, Suzy's yarn has been popular with anyone seeking locally produced, traditional wool for their knitting projects ... perfect for Galena's large population of living history re-enactors.

Over time, Suzy has worked for us, doing database work, writing blogs, doing various special projects, and providing a unique perspective. Every year, we have a company field trip to her farm just as the lambs are arriving, take a bunch of pictures, then go out for pizza (and beer)!

Suzy's Farm 2014

FiberWild Crew with Lambs

The FiberWild Crew with Lambs

Amy with Lamb

Amy with a Lamb

Simon on Guard

Simon on Gaurd

Evelyn 2014

Suzy's girl, Evelyn

2014 Sheep and Lambs

Sheep and Lambs at Suzy's

FiberWild Crew 2014

The FiberWild Crew 2014

Suzy's Farm 2013

Amy and Sean

Amy and Sean

Two Little Lambs

Two Little Lambs

Only a Day Old!!

Only a Day Old!

Suzy's Girl, Evelyn

Suzy's girl, Evelyn

'getting a drink!

'getting a drink!

Ben and Wendi

Ben and Wendi

Ladies, please hold still!

Ladies, please hold still!

Suzy's Farm 2012

Amy and a little Lamb

Amy and a little Lamb

Some of the Flock

Some of the Flock

Karen, Vera, Wendi, Nicki, Sean, Amy, Suzy

Karen, Vera, Wendi, Nicki, Sean, Amy, Suzy

Suzy the Shepherdess holding one of her new lambs!

Suzy the Shepherdess
holding one of her new lambs!

A new moma giving her little lamb some advice!

A new moma giving her
little lamb some advice!

Simon, looking proud and regal!

Simon, looking proud and regal!

Sheep grazing in the pasture.

Sheep grazing in the pasture

 Wendi petting Fred. He was a bottle fed lamb.           Now full grown, he still loves attention!!

Wendi petting Fred.  He was a bottle fed lamb.
Now full grown, he still loves attention!!

A new moma giving her little lamb some advice!

A new moma giving her
little lamb some advice!

Simon working hard protecting the sheep.

Simon working hard protecting the sheep.

Nicki holding a lamb!

Nicki holding a lamb!

Wendi, Suzy, & Nicki holding new lambs.

Wendi, Suzy, & Nicki holding new lambs.

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