How is the world treating you today? All is well I hope.
I have some great news to share with you today. It is just in time for the holidays too. The sheep have finally arrived. After finding these little guys while on a trip to the UK back in September and working very hard to get them across the pond, we have finally managed it.
First of all I have a little background. While visiting my mum and doing a little investigation of the area Trevor saw a sign that said “Yarn Market.” Being the great guy he is, he made a turn and we entered the little village of Dunster in Somerset which used to be a center for the wool and sheep traders etc, in the 17th century.
Of course I was disappointed that there was no yarn in sight. There was no trading. There was not a sheep to be seen until we walked into a little shop. There were flocks of them. They were just sooooo cute. It was hard to leave without any. Trevor suggested I contacted the company that makes them, Jomanda. Over the next couple of days I attempted to do so, but alas I was unable. When it came time to leave the UK I was very sad not to have found my own little flock to bring back. When I got home, I attempted yet again to correspond with the people in Skeffington, Leicestershire. At last I received a reply. Now I was on track. Finally after months of waiting for their passports and visas to be obtained; after getting the all clear from fish and game, after completing paperwork with the California department of food and agriculture and following some time in quarantine with my brother, Laura brought them home to us after her visit with my mum.
Lesley has had so much fun with them; there were squeals of joy and lots of cooing in the air. They finally arrived here and are now awaiting their new forever homes in the USA. They have been having fun getting into mischief and hiding in different places in the store.
They are definitely making themselves at home. Some have already been adopted. So if you are interested you had better get in quick as they are being snapped up fast. They are just so loveable and cheeky and just look at those great big smiles. We did notice that they managed to bring a couple of little friends with them too. There are a few little hedgehogs that joined them on their journey.
As far as I know this is the farthest they have ever travelled as a flock. One or two may have found their way across the oceans but are mainly found in the UK and some countries in Europe, so I feel very excited to be the one to offer them here. Talk about soft and cuddly! They have to be seen and touched to appreciate how wonderful they are. Even Trevor said what cute little creatures they are. Come on in and adopt one or even start your own little flock, you will be so happy that you did and so sorry you didn’t if you miss them.
If the need is great enough I will attempt to bring another flock or two home with me the next time I visit.
Come in and meet them in person.
We are sorry to say they are still working on the outside of the building. As much as we so need the rain I guess it is not helping with the paint job. You may have noticed the signs are down too, but be assured we are still here and it is warm and cozy inside (once the heating gets going.) At least there is always a warm welcome waiting for you. Once the work is finished it will look lovely and we even have a nice new sign to hang too. Until then we are really sorry for the inconvenience. Hopefully it will not be too much longer.