Lovely Lincoln Longwools, Estes Park Wool Market, and

Last weekend I was at the Estes Park Wool Market both days. On Saturday, I went up with friends, to do some scouting for the video work scheduled for Sunday in conjunction with a course I'm doing for I'd already connected with some of the folks we would be visiting with for the filming, … Read more

Rare Breeds Survival Trust’s 2011 Watchlist for sheep

The Rare Breeds Survival Trust, which monitors the status of livestock breeds in the British Isles, has published its 2011 Watchlist of breeds that need attention to stay, as they say, off the slippery slope to extinction. From the whole list (a PDF), I'm focusing here on the sheep: Categories are based on numbers of … Read more

Photo shoot post 4: staging

It's true: I have been doing a few things at the photo shoots other than taking snapshots of other people while they work. In fact, I've been on my feet and moving around at least 90 percent of the time; comfortable shoes have been my most important wardrobe item. The other 10 percent of the … Read more

On the road again: Lincoln sheep, and Woodland Woolworks

Technically, I'm on my way home from Sock Summit and visiting with family. It's a working trip: I'm not getting to take side trips to see the museums and other sites for which I see signs along the way. But I've planned in a few even more intriguing stops en route. Yesterday I stopped briefly … Read more