Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Saturday, November 29, 2014

A pumpkin snack!

Today we cleaned up the fall decorations in preparation for the holiday ones. We took a large pumpkin, broke in half and gave the gang a snack! Nigel was the first to dig in...

while old Belle lost her head over hers! Everyone enjoyed their pumpkin snack immensely! Yum!

Sunday, November 16, 2014

Pepper heads home...

Today we loaded Pepper up for his journey back home. We loaded him onto the bed of the truck, placed some hay in the cage and he went right for it. Tim closed the door, strapped him in, covered him from the wind and off we went.

He knew he was home and was itching to get out.

He went right to his ewes to say hi! He was a great pleasure to have here, he is such a calm, sweet boy and we hope his lambs will be half as sweet as he is!

Meanwhile, back at the farm, the girls were all re-united and were happy to be together again. The two lamb ewes are too young and old "Belle" cannot have any more lambs, she is retired. However when the lambs arrive in Spring she helps to nurture them too!

Saturday, November 15, 2014

Core Spun loveliness!!!

I was gifted this lovely "Scrapbox" of fiber from Namaste Farm and finally got to it! I use a thick cotton core. The picture really doesn't do it justice and the colors are so amazing! Such a mix of all my favorites! Now what to make with it?!

Friday, November 14, 2014

Beating the snow!

We had our first snow this morning, woke up only to a dusting but it made me harvest the last things in the garden! The sage was begging to be picked!

The oregano too!

I got some pretty amazing horseradish too! I think I will make some horseradish jelly in honor of my Grandmother who was crazy for my horseradish jelly!!!

Sunday, November 2, 2014

New England Fiber Festival adventure

This weekend I went on a wonderful adventure with some friends to the New England Fiber Festival. Our booth was ready to go.

I saw amazing creations that people where parading about.

The best part was the detail to the historical part of the fiber world! This is an antique flax break that was used to pound the flax into softness.

Quite a few folks were in period clothing and demonstrating colonial arts in fiber weaving and rendering.

A woman spinning on a period wheel...

This was "Ollie", a Border Collie enjoying the Fiber Festival. He sat at someone's booth and didn't want to leave.

A flax wheel that I had the pleasure of spinning on! I was in my glory and learned that it is all in the "spiddle" or commonly known as the spit!

A view of the shoppers and booths

This wonderful man, who I didn't get his name, spent a lot of time with me talking about flax and gave me the opportunity to spin flax! He had a very antique flax wheel and was a wealth of information.
This lady is Iris and she also spent so much time with me and taught me the Great Wheel or Walking Wheel! I was in my glory. So many get different things out of these festival, me I get history where ever I go! I had a n amazing time, saw so many friends, made new ones and spent time with old ones too!