Sunday, February 25, 2007

Shearing Day

Today mother nature cooperated and gave us a fabulously warm and sunny shearing day. All together we sheared 7 of our 12 sheep and after skirting the fleeces we have a whopping 52 pounds! We will wait until it is just a bit warmer to shear the smaller Olde Babydoll Southdowns.

Here is a comparison of Mabel "before" & "after".
Now, after I pick out a few pounds for myself for spinning, I will take my fleeces to be processed in to wonderful Maine grown yarns!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

A Good Dog!

Because we all need a good laugh every now and then ... I present ... Max The Arctic Explorer! My husband was folding laundry ( yes some husbands do that) and before he put the hood back on my coat, he let Max try it on for size. Max is such a great dog. We rescued him almost two years ago from a kill shelter. He was only 10 weeks old. He loved lambing last year, as a small pup he was in playing with the lambs everyday. Speaking of lambs .... 4 weeks to go!

Monday, February 05, 2007

The Gang

Every now and then I can get cooperation! Although I am missing Joe in this shot, most everyone is there. It is a diverse flock! :) It is very cold here today. A brief reminder to us here in Maine that winter is still here.

The cold makes my feel like spinning, so I have been creating some very unique hand-spun skeins for my shop. I am using up left over blends of Romney, Babydoll Southdown, mohair and Corriedale and more. Blending it together makes for a fabulous skein of rich color.

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Enjoy your week!