I met Jan, a newer smallholder, through Sally of Meadows Flock. Inverhouse is inland from Dornoch in the stunning Kyle of Sutherland, on the edge of some very wild land indeed. When I contacted Janet she couldn’t have been more helpful (as well as making delicious coffee!). I enjoy catching up with Jan each year when I pick-up fleeces and usually a couple more times, perhaps at a wool show or two – it is great to hear how her flock is thriving and what her latest spinning and craft projects are.
Janet has adopted Sally’s ‘sheep’ call and her flock all came running at the sound of her voice. Like all ‘my’ Shetland flocks they have excellent fleece quality and it is a real pleasure to be able to work with their wool.