Postcards from Fair Isle with Rachel of Barkland Croft: Part 4

Postcards from Fair Isle with Rachel of Barkland Croft: Part 4

By Maggie Nichols

Thank you for joining us! We're delighted that Rachel @Barkland Croft is checking in again from Fair Isle. Rachel is back this month with an update on her her sheep, knitting and life on Fair Isle. Be sure to watch Rachel's previous videos to learn more about her, her lovely sheep and island life! Join our email list so you’re always in the loop with our weekly Shopletter:

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  • Such a great video postcard. I love learning about the life of crofters on FI.

    Cheryl E Lane
  • Thank you for posting that lovely video. Your farm is beautiful (and windy). The working dogs really astound me. Happy Knitting, Carolann

    Carolann Dunaske
  • Thank you for another fascinating peek at life on Fair Isle, Rachel! I’ll swap you out some of the hot, humid weather I have been having for your cool summer. Really, though, I am jealous of your chard. Mine started out fine, but has since withered in our hot, wet summer. All my best to the sheep – especially Agatha – she’s the calico cat of sheep!

    Anne L.
  • Happy Friday.! It was a great way to start my day watching your video ! I Love all your sheep names and seeing a day in the life of sheep farming, thank you for sharing🧶💜Martina 🇨🇦 Look forward to your next post🙏🏻

  • Rachel,
    What a nice video inspite of the weather. Living in Vermont I have definitely thought about knitting the “spencer”. Thank you for doing this Catherine

    Catherine Cooke
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