Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Sunday, September 29, 2013

Help us name this little guy!!!

 We need a name for our little ram! This year we are keeping the little ram that "Lily" gave birth to, and his father is "Mo". He's an Olde English "Babydoll" Southdown ram.
We are looking for a nice english name for him. If we choose your name, a gift from the farm will be given to the winner! So good luck and bring on the names!!!

Friday, September 27, 2013

A Moulting situation...

 Oh the pain of moulting! Our poor Red Jr is down to one tail feather. It is the funniest thing to see him strutting around so proud with just one tail feather...
 This all began last week, I went up to the coop and it looked like a chicken had been slaughtered! I was so upset until I did a head count and realized everyone was accounted for. I then saw a chicken shake and a ton of feathers came off of her like confetti being thrown.
 Here are two of my girls, one in the moult and one not quite there yet. If you notice the chicken in the left hand corner she is almost naked!!! Oh my!
 Your next my pretty, you are next! This happens twice a year. They slow down their egg production and put all their energy into replacing their feathers for the cold months ahead. Once their feathers come back they resume laying. I really do thing it is a painful process, they just seem so miserable.
This is the floor of their run right now. You could make some serious things with all these feathers!

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

A spinning lesson learned...

 I have been absent a bit. Our daughter is getting married and there has been a lot going on! So I decided to unwind a bit today and sit down and spin some yarns people have requested and that's when it happened!
 That lazy kate on the Ashford Traveler is a wonderful thing but as I learned today has it's down fall. Not noticing until it was too late, the yarn from a spool had wrapped around the wheel bearing, really bad!
 What a dilemma I had! So off came what I was spinning and I had to hand unspin it off...
 A closer look of the mess I had made. As I was spinning the tension was getting harder and harder...
So from this day forward, each and every spool on the lazy kate will be taped down...from this day out!!!
So the wedding is this Saturday, we will be back to announce our Open House during the Columbus Day weekend, but until then, we are off to celebrate our only beautiful daughter's wedding!