Not so long ago, I left my job as a network news producer in New York City in search of a “more authentic life.” I was pretentious enough to actually use those words. Out loud. To strangers.
A few months later, a chance encounter with Storey’s Guide to Raising Sheep in a California bookstore changed my life in one amazing moment- I was born to be a shepherd. One year and many, many books later, I purchased a farm, five sheep and my first livestock guardian dog. Every day since has been an adventure.
When I’m not working sheep, I can be found dyeing yarn, directing my commercial yarn lines, and photographing my flock. Spare time is kind of at a premium right now, but when I have some, I like to spend it reading, cooking for the people I love and playing with my dogs.
Photograph taken by the incredibly talented Jen Fariello. I’ve never had so many good photos of me taken in my life as I’ve had in this photo shoot!
I’ve been a long-time friend of the farm before she became the General Manager of Juniper Moon Farm. Prior to taking on this role, I was a theatrical stage manager in the Boston area. I fell into the fiber arts by crocheting behind the scenes of many a show and after a couple of years I decided to learn to knit, which I did while sitting on Susie’s couch slightly tipsy.
Although I haven’t been knitting for long, I’ve devoured every resource I could find on knitting, including learning about raising sheep through Susan’s blog and the wonderful JMF Ravelry group. I’m so thrilled to have joined the JMF team in a full-time role.
Photograph was taken by Susan Gibbs for our Tenzing yarn and pattern line. The pattern is called Nubra and this set was knit by our friend Jenn Cox.
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