St. Canice Cathedral & It's Round Tower

St. Canice Cathedral & It’s Round Tower

This is the beginning of a New Year so I am determined to write more blog posts.

St Canice's Cathedral December 31st 2013 at 11.30pm

St Canice’s Cathedral December 31st 2013 at 11.15pm

I have had wonderful encouragement from many different quarters, from farmers new to computers, other Zwartbles breeders, people living in cities as near by as Kilkenny city and as far a field as New York, Chicago, Tokyo and Hong Kong.

My Brother In-law Waiting for me in the Cathedral's Entrance

My Brother In-law Waiting for me in the Cathedral’s Entrance

I have been very neglectful over the past few months being busy and getting a bad dose of illness for most of December and into this New Year, but still determinedly minding my small Zwartbles flock even when having fevers of 102.

Bell Ringers Ringing in New Year 2014

Bell Ringers Ringing in New Year 2014

 I have many many photographs of things that NEED posting like the ZSA AGM which was fantastically hosted in Northern Ireland and organized by Judy Maxwell of the Northern Ireland branch of the ZSA.

Ringing in the New Year 2014

Ringing in the New Year 2014

I have posts that I have to write about husbandry, to do with scald, sending the rams to the ewes, lambing and more. I have farm Diaries about new members of the menagerie, new sheep, Christmas lambing of new ewe, and my wonderful new round bale trailer which has made move hay a dream it’s so easy.

Bells Spinning & Ringing in the New Year

Bells Spinning & Ringing in the New Year

I have taken many more photographs and filmed video of the blanket making process which I hope to edit into short films and write blog posts about.

Ear Shatteringly Loud but Hope this Rings in the Great New Year of 2014

Ear Shatteringly Loud but Hope this Rings in the Great New Year of 2014

I hope you will enjoy what I write and share about my Zwartbles sheep flock, farm life, the odd adventure off the farm, and the wonderful traditional weight 100% Irish Zwartbles blankets and throws how they are made and where they go. Please send us photos of the Zwartbles Blankets in your homes or on chairs, or even a picnic. If you buy our Zwartbles yarn do please show us what you make with it.

Me Ringing in the New Year of 2014 in the St Canice's Cathedral Bell Tower

Me About to Ring in the New Year of 2014 in the St Canice’s Cathedral Bell Tower

Here is wishing all of you a wonderful New Year in 2014 of Health and some Diamond Moments of Memorable Happiness.

4 Responses to A New Year & A New Blogging Determination

  1. Jan Spink says:

    You do Ireland, America and the lovely Zwartbles Sheep breed proud!

    Always look forward to your photos and prose.

    Best of the New Year to you!

  2. redcow says:

    Good to see a new determination to blog they all make good reading. Well done on getting 3rd place in the large flock section recently.

    • suzanna says:

      Thank you very much on both counts but I didn’t get third for Largest Zwartbles flock in Ireland. My stock ram the ‘Welchman’ came second 2nd in All Ireland Flock Competition. I believe the Irish Farmers Journal had a typo.

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