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Introducing Lucky Lady, Kalfin and Anne!

by The SpinArtiste on August 15, 2013

Dear Fiber Pals,

As many of you know, at the SWAY Guild Art Yarn Festival this spring, we auctioned off the amazing yarns from the Leather and Lace Challenge Yarn Collection which raised $1,050.  The money was donated to the Farm Sanctuary in Watkins Glen, NY to use in their Adopt-A-Farm Animal Project.  The money collected was enough to provide care for three special animals for the a year with a little money left over to provide general care to any fiber animals at the sanctuary.  In this post, I have the honor of getting to show you the animals’ images and tell you a little bit about the flock that the auction proceeds are supporting.

First there is Anne.  She was rescued from abuse and has a sweet and charming personality.  Her favorite food is clover and she was rescued in the spring.  What a beautiful girl she is!

 

Anne

Anne

Second there is Kalfin.  He was rescued from neglect and has a  gentle and timid personality.  He also loves clover as well as grass.  He was rescued in 2008.

Kalfin

Kalfin

Last but not least is Lucky Lady.  She was escaped from slaughter!  Her personality is described as poised and graceful and she is very fond of clover and grass.  She came to the sanctuary in 2007.

Lucky Lady

Lucky Lady

In the adoption paperwork, I was provided with many details about the heartbreaking rescue circumstances of each animal.  The details are too upsetting for me to share beyond what I’ve included in this post.

In addition to the photos, I also received a personal phone call from the Farm extending a tremendous thank you to us for our efforts.  I know from writing this blog now for awhile that the one thing we all have in common is our love and respect for the animals who provide the fibers involved in our work and art.  From the bottom of our hearts, Debra and I thank everyone who was involved in this project — the artists, the yarn stores who hosted the collection, the SWAY guild for hosting the auction and the good hearted souls who purchased the yarns at the auction.  Look at the sweet faces of these animals.  We did a wonderful thing.

P.S.  But, what about the fleece, Arlene?  Good question!  Once the fleece are sheared, the wool is scattered along the woods line of the property.  The wild animals like to use it to make their nests….:-)

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