Category Archives: Fiber Happenings

Watch out for the teeth!

While it’s true that sometimes an overly enthusiastic (make that greedy) ewe will clamp onto my finger while grabbing treats, sheep teeth are nothing in comparison to hackle teeth. These things are sharp! Despite the danger, the hackle that Dave … Continue reading

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Sharing, because…

I’ve always enjoyed Robin Lynde’s posts from Meridian Jacobs. Her current series of Close To Home blog posts is such a fascinating look at the journeys from farms to gallery. Sharing, because.. I love the stories of the farms, the … Continue reading

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Snippet – and what color is lilac, anyway?

“a small piece of information or news, a small part of something” Snippet – the word of the day and the theme of this post. Because sometimes ….that’s the way it is. What color is lilac? Well, it’s not the … Continue reading

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It is a good day to dye!

It is a good day to dye (not die)! Although I spin my own Jacob Sheep fleeces into yarn for most of my yarn needs, I admit to getting just a bit carried away accumulating practice yarn for my antique … Continue reading

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That was the week that was…

My two favorite baby rams continue to develop well. I continue to bite my nails, shepherd them away from any fences or trees that might damage those promising horns, and threaten to wrap them in bubble wrap in padded stalls. … Continue reading

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The Color Purple

“I think it pisses God off if you walk by the color purple in a field somewhere and don’t notice it.” –Alice Walker Not wanting to piss anyone off and it being a lovely fall day, I spent some time … Continue reading

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Rainy Days and Mondays…

don’t always get me down, despite the wailings of Richard and Karen. I like rainy days (well, until it gets to be the fourth or fifth rainy day in a row) and, with no schedule, Monday is another day in … Continue reading

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Playing Cards

Or …. Carding Plays… Or just getting batty. I love to drum card fiber. I don’t always card fiber because I’m working towards a finished yarn or a felting project. Sometimes I card just to watch the process. I really … Continue reading

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Jacob Sheep at SAFF 2010

Another year at SAFF! It was fun and frantic. I loaded Paris and Sarah in the van, along with displays, roving, yarn, batts, rugs, and, and, and. Seems like there is always one more thing to squeeze in the van. … Continue reading

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Just another day…

Nothing really exciting happening today. Lots of sunshine and low humidity after 5″!! of rain on Saturday, so a good day to get a batch of fleece washed. This is a particularly dirty bit of fleece and I’m working on … Continue reading

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