Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Technically, he was a leased ram, but rental ram just has a sound to it doesn’t it? The rental ram in question is the same one that I used last year, the lovely Nuuk from Sommarang Farm.  He won Yearling Ram at this years MSSBA show at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival.  Last year …

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I recently added three new books to my fiber library that I am so excited about I just had to share. First is the book Lithuanian Knitting: Continuing Traditions by Donna Druchunas and June L. Hall.  First off, can I get a WOW just for the book itself.  Beautifully bound, well photographed and high-quality printing …

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We are down the road from Kadoka by the time the clock read six am.  The sheep had their water removed (it would spill all over) and another half-bale of hay given to them.  South Dakota went by very quickly thanks in part to their eighty mph speed limit on the interstates.  We crossed the …

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I awoke this morning to the sound of honking geese.  They were flying low near the window of the bedroom I had been sleeping in. I peek out the windows to look and the first thing that I notice are the mountains.  I’d not been able to see them the previous evening/early morning when I …

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I made it to Denver with plenty of time to spare despite the fact that the pilot himself called it, “The longest ever flight from Des Moines to Denver!” We had been rerouted around bad weather and it added a significant amount of time in the air to our flight. In the Denver airport, I …

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I’m not a fan of New Years resolutions.  I’ve watched gyms become packed with fevered folks looking to lose those 10 pounds only to become ghost towns by March.  I’ve seen people tear themselves up trying to stop or change something about themselves and failing. However, there are some things that I would like to …

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