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Hello! My name is Kris Keese and thank you for visiting my little blog where I share my needle felted journey as well as a few of those life experiences along the way. Please let me know you were here-I would love to hear from you!

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

The NH Sheep and Wool Festival

I have had a bad case of blogger's block but I think I am recovering and can finally
share my trip to the NH Sheep and Wool Festival.

We arrived just as they started a Sheep Dog Demonstration, which was something I really wanted to see and I know so little about.  Here are a few sheep facts:   Sheep are pretty helpless. Their only real defense is being in a group and having a shepherd. If they fall over they need someone to pick them back up. If they do not get their wool shorn then it will eventually kill them by making them immobile. They need to be led to water and to food. 

Hmmm...and so God tells me that I am one of His sheep. Yup!! That sounds like me.

The Lord is my Shepherd, I shall not be in want.  He makes me lie down
in green pastures,  He leads me beside quiet waters, he restores my soul.
Psalm 23

The Shepherd trains and commands his dogs, they make an amazing team.

All we like sheep have gone astray...Isaiah 53:6
The Lord says "I myself will search for my sheep and look after them. As a
shepherd looks after his scattered flock when he is with them, so will I look after
my sheep".  Ezekiel 34:11&12

Fascinating to watch those dogs move the sheep just by looking at them (intensely look at them). As soon as the dog gets a certain distance to the sheep, the sheep move. I'd always heard about sheep being followers but these girls did not want to be separated from each other at all. In fact they would lean into each other as they ran around in a group.

Jesus said... "I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life
for the sheep.  I am the good shepherd; I know my sheep and my sheep know me..."
John 10:11, 14.
And so this once lost sheep is very grateful for my Good Shepherd!

And now on to all this wonderful WOOLY goodness.

Beautiful Colors:)

I had to touch (almost) everything!

Lots of wooly crafts-I don't have a picture but I was really
interested in rug hooking and so got a few tips and maybe 
someday I will try it.

There were all kinds of spinning wheels and happy spinners. 

Sending to you lots of wooly blessings:)