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Thursday, January 7, 2010

2010 Rovings Arrived

I have tried some new colorways for the new decade. All rovings are 100% BFL and vegetation free. The carding was done by Heather Lathrop at Dreamweaver Creations in NY. Thanks, Heather.

Roving prices are $2.50 an ounce or $36 a pound.

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

Just What I Need

My husband's granddaughter moved home from Taos,NM bringing her horse. He is staying with us til Sarah gets a place for him. I have no idea what to do with a horse! In fact, this is exactly how I got into sheep 22 years ago. My friend's flock came for temporary housing and never left. Is this Deja Vu? The shetlands are so afraid of him that most of them refused to come in to eat this morning. Just the sight of Joe in the next pasture sent them darting in all directions. My Shetlands are wild.
Molly is thrilled. She has wanted a horse since she spent Thanksgiving with the Lloyd family in Colorado. Look what you have gotten me into, Jared.

Sunday, January 3, 2010

2010 Blows In

The wind is howling. 60 mph gusts It feels as tho the wind is coming right thru the walls of this 1921 farmhouse. All I do is bring in wood and feed the woodstove! I hope this is not a sign of the coming months with lambing due to begin in 3 weeks. Thank goodness for thermal barn suits.
I brought a little Shetland ewe into the basement. I suspect pneumonia and it is so windy that she is using too much energy to keep warm. I notice a big improvement since she's had antibiotics and yogurt and is warmer. Hopefully she'll go back to the flock tomorrow. Having her in the house has made it easier..and warmer.. for me to care for her, that's for sure.
Molly, my reluctant model is wearing her new scarf and fingerless gloves. They are made from the wool of the Shetland lamb that Molly found without a mother while I was at MDSW in 2008. Molly located the reluctant mother and somehow managed to get her to acknowledge her motherhood before I got home from the weekend. The knitted items were a reward for devotion!