London-Wul is a fibre farm in New Brunswick Canada where animals are neither destroyed nor sold without exception. Also a national award winning shop and studio, London-Wul is home to textile artist Heidi Wulfraat.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009


.......... the summer line up will bring this little fellow to stay with us. At the moment he resides with my good friend at Kim Ellis Designs. Kim is a rug hooker, spinner, weaver and farmer (she wove the mat on which this little guy is perched). She's very "groovy" too. How great is that? A tall, blond, super slim in an oh so elegant way, sheep farmer and fibre artist. Best of all she has a heart of gold. She's been bottle feeding said lamb for the past few weeks after his having been unceremoniously deposited by an anonymous ewe who lays no claim whatsoever. Next week we will travel to pick him up and add him to the London -Wul fold:)

...... black and white, in the top right hand corner, embraced in a heap of siblings. That would be "Dottie" who will come to live with us in a few weeks time. Arnold has been without a dog for several months now (Angus is forever at MY side). Although we both projected a new pup sometime next year, it seems that the void was just too large. He found a photo of these little ones posted at the feed mill and soon went to have a visit. Mom is a Newf and dad is a Pyrenees/ Maremma. Dottie will be most likely be smaller than Angus (as are both her parents) no doubt they will make a good pair. .............. this summer will be full of "something new".

.... and finally, my summer reading has arrived. This year will be all about Donna Morrisey and Newfoundland. I have started with Kit's Law and will read through the collection in sequence. This will allow me to re-read Sylvanus Now which I absolutely loved the first time around. Lullabies for Little criminals by Heather O'Niel will add my native city of Montreal connection (thanks for the recommendation Matt) and I will settle back in New Brunswick with David Adams Richards who some find too dark but I find just..... real.
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