Sunday, 14 June 2009

It's in the blood.


I promise that I will tell you all about the wonders of the UK Ravelry day last week but in the meantime here is the proof that I come from a long line of fleece wranglers.

The shearer is my father's grandfather who was a shepherd for all of his life as were at least two of his sons. Dad sent me an email this evening bursting with family snaps. I love the way that technology can keep us in touch with our ancestors.

13 comments:

Jacqui said...

what a great photo!

ps. does this make you a fiber blueblood?

wooly daisy said...

OMG! i love the photo-you are so lucky to have it! wish i had more family photos. i come from

Cindy G said...

How wonderful to have that photo! I recently saw someone shear with hand clippers for the first time (I mean it was a first for me; he had been doing it for 40 years). Anyway, it's a very impressive skill.

Julia said...

It's good to see old action shots like this - so many family photos were taken in the studio and don't give much away about the everyday lives of the sitters.

TD wool design said...

love that shot jeni!
how great that he sent them to you. gotta love a fleece wrangler :) and the fleece!

Lyn said...

Wow what a magical photo! It is lovely you have photos of your ancestors and to show what they were doing as a job not just dressed in Sunday best!
Love
Lyn
xxx

Mary Jane said...

Love this!

petra said...

That is so neat!! What a special connection to your ancestors!

MOONSTITCHES said...

What a cool picture.
Imagine they knew they would end up on your blog...
I love looking on such old photographs, there is so much to be seen.

inkberryblue said...

What a fabulous photograph! Yes, you've got lanolin in your veins. =D (I remember my father taking me, when I was a little girl, out to a shepherd's house somewhere near Auchterarder. The shepherd made Dad a beautiful hand~carved crook.)

Karin said...

Somehow I missed this post.
My great-grandmother was a sherherdess. I am more and more convinced that we are related somehow.

zippiknits said...

That's a wonderful heritage. And a great picture! wow! :-)

kat said...

fantastic photo!