It's April 2nd and Velvet Night's and Elvis's girls are now two days old, growing like crazy. Lilly (the one with the white spot on top of her head) and Tasha are their names. They look like shadow dancers as they hop up and down and around their small pen like popcorn popping! Tomorrow they get to run around in the big barn pen! They are named after 19th century artist Lilly Martin Spencer and book illustrator and children's author Tasha Tudor. I wanted to break the mold and name a black sheep Lilly, which was one of our Grand-daughter Megan's name suggestions. Tasha Tudor has been a favorite illustrator for a long time, thanks to my late Aunt June, who introduced us to her fine books and illustrations many years ago.
Jeanne Dukerschein loves animals and also has enjoyed lifelong interests in fiber arts, nature, and writing. In 2006, she learned to spin her own yarns and purchased her first Shetland ewe. Her poetry and fiber art, as well as her 20-year career as a freshwater biologist, carry common themes of nature, ecology, and