|Raw Pinecones from our property|
Saturday, October 27, 2012
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Chilly outside! This has prevented me from pulling out the fiber for inspection, and starting to wash and prepare, but temps are supposed to be on the rise towards weeks end. It was interesting to see that fleeces off... Orchid(white face) has some silvery tones to her. Hazel's (taupe angora) Mohair is still very fine, but didn't have the length of the fall locks, a bit disappointed with that. Molly (fading red angora), standing proud in the right picture, her Mohair is probably ok. Lilly the newest moorit shetland, I don't want to jinx things, but she appears bred. Something that was possible as she was exposed to a ram fall/winter. Very excited we could have a lamb on the way!
Below is some before shots.
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Tuesday, March 23, 2010
1. Recard the mohair alpaca blend from my hand cards now a half dozen balls instead of many little fluffs. I still have over a couple lbs to blend but have to pick the mohair first. A task for when I have more time. Once I settle with a good blend percentage, I just might list some of the kid Mohair on etsy. I won't be parting with this cheap though, Hazel's first clip was a decent length AND a nice micron count.
**on 5/5/10 decided to run the pink back through to add in the firestar. Maybe spinning this at the Mom's day guild meeting. Hoping for enough to get a hat for Paisley next winter.
** it's early June and I turned this pink into 2 ply yarn. It's soft, Jim thinks it is insulation pink. Only came up with 114yds so I don't see it becoming a hat, at least not using my fav hat pattern.
Thursday, March 11, 2010
What else is new?
SHEEP shearing (and goat) March 27th. The Nigerians are milking for us now, have to pencil in time for goat milk soap. We had 3 doelings in January, all in their new homes, and twin bucklings by Hi-U in Feb. Both of them are now sold. May breed Yippee for late summer kids, or that's all folks for the ND kids in 2010. We are hopefully bringing in a couple more shetlands by month's end.
Saturday, November 28, 2009
In other fiber news:
Spun up some more tumeric yellow and pokeberry Icelandic lamb's wool. Not as fond of the breed as I first expected. Glad I spun first, before buying the critter.
Just posted some of Molly's raw mohair, and other icelandic lamb fiber on etsy shop.
Blur's pup's were born earlier this month, follow them on my website, picasa and youtube.
First due dates forNigerian Dwarf kids mid-Jan.