Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

Chronicles of a yarn farmer, shepherdess, and fiber geek!

December 1, 2008

Overdue Update

Wow! It's been about 10 weeks since my last post. I have to admit during most of that time I turned into a political junkie following all the presidential campaigning. Then it took me a week or so to get back into the swing of things around here. But while following the campaigning and election news, we did manage to purchase a few more BFLs, get the llamas and lambs sheared, and put Gunner (our ram) in with the ewes. I also got a few early Christmas presents (a few antique spinning wheels) while we were browsing through some antique galleries in Northern Indiana. And I've been busy working on my breeds study for the Master Spinner Program. Take a look at the pictures to see what's been going on:

New ewes Gretta and Edwina looking at the flock.

Gretta and Edwina getting used to their new home (and their new shepherdess).


Gretta and Edwina havin' a bite to eat.

Gretta and Edwina checking out there new surrounding.


Christmas present: Antique Great Wheel (fits great in my spinning room:-)

Another antique wheel (and Christmas present) that's been restored. It's real cute!

Getting ready to shear RipRock.

Assessing the shearing situation.

RipRock was great in the chute!

Shearing the lambs. They all took turns in the stand.

Spinning some Tunis wool on a twisty stick!

Coco getting bigger each day! She's soooo soft!


Carded wool for the breeds study. Ready to spin.

More wool ready to spin for the breeds study.

Ten types of wool for the breeds study:
Bluefaced Leicester, Cormo, Shetland,
Scottish Blackface, Merino, Icelandic,
Border Leicester, Wensleydale, Jacob, Lincoln

Working with these different wool breeds is wonderful. All of them are very different and have their own unique characteristics.

3 comments:

Garrett808 said...

Where did you get those ewes from! I'm glad to see you are still alive and doing well!

Carol said...

Hi Garrett...the ewes came from Kelly Ward. They are very nice. They came already bred. We choose the ram that we wanted them bred to, then went back two months later to bring them home. Very excited to see the lambs. How's Bea and Clover?

Becky Utecht said...

Those are beautiful ewes! I'm glad Garrett asked where they came, that was my question too. I can't wait to read about your lambs in the spring.