I have been absent from my written and photographic prose.
This came acutely into focus yesterday when I had an unexpected visitor, a farmer who asked why I had stopped my Farm Diaries. He had really enjoyed reading them and seeing the photographs about farm life, even when he was doing the exact same things on his farm only a few miles away with his sheep. (A different breed of sheep.)
So I am breaking the ice and getting back into posting Farm Diaries and will continue the series on the Zwartbles wool process at the Cushendale Woollen Mills.
I shall once more be collecting pure Zwartbles wool from this years harvest. So I hope all of the Irish Zwartbles breeders are keeping their wool for me and when your shearing it you will be keeping it as clean as possible!!
We will have our first Zwartbles wool products for sale very soon. There will be a very limited amount of beautiful Zwartbles yarn for knitting or crocheting, Travel Rugs and large Queen Size blankest.