I woke up that morning to eerie light filtering in the window. Sitting up I realized the high prairie was blanketed in a soft winter fog that made you feel like you were the only ones in existence, and that the world melted away just beyond the white shroud. You could just make out the dark shape of the sheep pen beyond the edge of the house, the low shapes of the sheep huddled together, and the slow moving white shape that had to belong to Melly, the watch dog.
The Hyer Homestead always holds a sense of beauty to me, but especially that morning. The Hyer Homestead is where we go home to visit Cameron’s parents and sister. We love getting to visit the sheep, watch Kerry work with the dogs, see the wool projects, and visit with our family.
Later that morning, before I headed out to shoot Joe and Hannah’s wedding, we took a few minutes to get some shots of Kerry and Kathleen to use with their business, Hyer Wools. They raise beautiful Finn sheep, Kerry hand shears, and the two of them together prepare, sell, spin, and create from the beautiful fleeces they get from their flock. It was fun to take a moment for pictures with two people I have a great love and admiration for!
Darrow of course couldn’t pass up a chance to be outside at the sheep barn with Grandma and Grandpa!