Our sign in peace

Our sign in peace
Our sign in peace

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tawny and her amazing wool!I

It has just been so cold to shear Tawny, but she was so dense with wool and it began to matt even with daily brushing.

It amazes me how big she looks when she is in full coat.

This picture shows the depth of her wool. It amazes me how healthy and thick she grows. Just look at her little body!

...and after her shearing day. You have to wonder if they feel better. I literally got at least a pound of wool off of her!

now to see just how fast it will grow back! The softest fiber in the world! (my opinion there!)

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Maple Sugaring season has begun!!!

After a long and record breaking cold winter here in Connecticut, a sign of the end has begun. It is Maple Syruping season. Tim began tapping trees as he trudged through more than knee deep snow to get to his trees. The buckets are hung with care as we await the dripping of sweet yummy sap!

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Composting=Worms love paper!!

This time of year most of us are doing this and that, cleaning out old paperwork, preparing for taxes, and getting rid of old mail. Last year I discovered that worms love paper! I began using a pelleted newspaper litter for my rabbits and was tossing the used stuff into the compost bin and was amazed at what results with the worms I had. I then tried it around the blueberry bushes and had the best blueberry crop ever!

So shred those old documents, old newspapers and feed the worms! You will be surprised at the results, I promise!~~~~~

Friday, February 13, 2015

Yet under another cold snap and snow storm!

We are under yet another deep freeze warning with negative temperatures for the next few days. We have been also having none stop snow storms too! All part of Connecticut living! 

After laying down a thick layer of new straw, the girls had to have a taste although they had hay to eat.

Straw, hay, straw, hay which should we choose??!!

The boys waited patiently on the other side of the fence until it was their turn to come in and then they came running. That's Virgil on the run to get in, get warm and settled in for the night on his thick layer of warm straw!

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Spinning lockspun yarn!

I have been sorting through my fiber stash, and found this bag of wonderful mohair locks dyed in many shades of pastels. There was at least 3 pounds of it!

I did pull some of the longer locks out and made some neck ware that I will post later.

Such beautiful colors, softly dyed

So I threw it on my Country Spinner and...

here is another shot of it. So many colors...

pastel pinks, blues, salmon, greens and lavender. Such a soft and beautiful yarn. Just another great thing about winter, sitting by the wood burning stove, spinning away the time.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fox tracks, oh my!

We discovered fox tracks around our chicken coop! However, are we worried, no! Our coop is built sound and predator proof. Wildlife will always be where chickens and lifestock are, but being proper advocates for our animals will always assure their safety. With more snow on it's way for tomorrow, we await to see what other types of tracks we will have!

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

A coat for Garth

This winter has been one of the most harshes ones we've had in a long time. Very cold and lots of snow, or are we just getting old and feeling it more? I know old Garth our Suri Alpaca is. He doesn't grow his fleece in like he once did. So Auntie AJ provided a lovely coat for him.

But Cyrus wants to know where his is?

Monday, February 2, 2015

Rainbow Corespun

This time of year I just love how much spinning time I have. I have such a fiber stash and was going through soe bags and found this English Leicester dyed in beautiful rainbow colors.

I corespun it around a cotton core. It's a huge skein of rainbow loveliness! We are faced with yet another snow day here so I will be back in there, searching bags for more inspiration!