I've always had a special fondness for sheep. During my sophomore year in college, I suddenly developed this overwhelming desire to own a farm where I raise sheep, sheer them for wool, spin the wool then knit sweaters from the wool...in England, of course. I honestly have no idea where this came from, but I can only assume it has something to do with how I feel about sheep. First of all, they're just adorable and funny-looking with their big wooly bodies and skinny legs poking out from below. Second, they always seem to be smiling. They just seem so darn content and peaceful.
The fair had a fairly large sheep display, and there was a woman clipping a sheep when we were there.
In another area of the fair we saw a woman spinning wool.
I may not be getting that sheep farm in England anytime soon, but I can still enjoy spending time with sheep and, of course, continue to use their wool to knit warm, snuggly items for me and my family.