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

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

November 24, 2010

Wool Blankets for Lavender Plants

My six lavender plants now have their wool blankets on for the winter. It's a great way to use the yucky wool that I don't use for anything else. It's the belly and leg wool that is too short or other wool that may have too much VM or manure tags. It will protect the base of the plants against the winter winds and keep them warm and cozy until spring.

Some of the lavender plants with their wool blankets. Also wrapped the indigo plant in the back with wool.
The littlest lavender plant....really hoping it survives the winter. And, yes, llama beans!
Hay hat!
Gusto, our 2010 ram lamb.
Cisco Kid, one of the goat kids. Getting sheared next week. 
Can't wait to get my hands into that kid mohair.
Our newest Lincoln Longwool ewe, Lady Rhinebeck. Came from Larson Lincolns.



Tracy said...

What kind of lavender are your plants? I'd like to plant some next year, but am not sure which kind will do good here in Michigan. Also, just read your poems and quotes, and I must say they were quite beautiful and inspiring, on a day that I truly needed it. Thank you.

Carol said...

Tracy...I have Hidcote and Munstead varieties of lavender. They are hardy varieties and I've had trouble keeping a lavender plant alive in the past so a hardy variety was needed. So far so good!

I'm glad the poems and quotes were uplifting. To me, reading (and re-reading) poems and quotes put things in perspective.