Thursday, November 16, 2006

Busy busy! Last weekend I attended the Hestercombe Christmas fair. What an event! Us stall holders had to be there Friday evening and all day Saturday and Sunday.....exhausting! But it was really good as I sold lots of wool, sari silk, banana silk and lambskins. I also took 5 bookings for peg loom courses. I was next to a stall called Plum duff & Stuff which sold home made Christmas puds......I can vouch for how good they are having sampled it liberally.
Yesterday I and several others of our group of women trainers GO12
were launched as part of the Women in Enterprise event in Taunton. I now have lots of enquiries about hedgelaying for beginners and hedgelaying for ladies as I am a trained and qualified hedgelaying trainer! My husband also teaches it as well as laying lots as part of his business. To book a course take a look at my website The Woolly Shepherd
I also sold three crossbred ewes today to a fellow smallholder who bought over a consignment of lambskins from his smallholder neighbour who raises all sorts of breeds of sheep and buys in others for rearing for the freezer. As a result he has a n amazing assortment of lambskins all killed and tanned in Somerset. I sell these along with those from my own lambs on line and at various markets and fairs....I am at the Rural Living Show just outside Taunton this weekend so do come along and say hello and browse through the skins they start from £45
Here are a selection!

1 comment:

Stuart and Gabrielle said...

Hi Val,

Have you seen the article in the latest issue of Permaculture magazine and, if so, what do you think?