The yarn came in from Stonehedge last week, its from my last years lamb fleeces sports weight 250 yards $12.00 a skein. I am very happy with how it turned out very soft!
A friend I work with and his wife are starting a spay neuter program for dogs and cats in Jackson Country IN and will be having a benefit on April 27th. There will be a dj, food, and silent auction among other things to help raise the money to get it started. I made up this yarn basket to donate for the silent auction to help them out.
It's got a little bit of everything in it including my new yarn, mill spun alpaca, mill spun sheep wool angora blend, hand spun Shetland, 2 different wool angora hand spun blends and 2 pure angora skeins. I think they will really like it and be very surprised when I give it him tomorrow. I am hoping there will be some knitters there so they will get a good price out of it to help get them going. God Bless!
Here is a couple pics of my new roving that came in today. Its from my flock of Cormo, Shetland, Finn cross ewes with silk pin drafted in. I have almost 7lbs $2.50 an oz my email is email@example.comI should have some new yarn in the next couple of days! God Bless
I got the best comment I think I have ever gotten this morning on my last blog post. I will post it below for all of you to read.
"Keep in mind that leisure time is always worth it, no matter where you go or what you do. You may wish to travel out of the country or go visit your mom a few hours away. You might want to treat yourself to a relaxing “girls-only” getaway or yoga retreat. Virginia Vacations"
All I got to say to this is if your going to post on a comment on here please do your homework first. I do not need a "girls-only getaway" as I am a DUDE! Hello my name is Dustin its nice to meet you LOL Yes I realize it was more than likely some kind of computer program that posted that put maybe not any ways I found it very funny this morning before Church. God bless and remember to laugh today!
As promised I am finally posting some of my vacation pics from Gatlinburg TN for you.
We were unable to do much in the Mountains this year because it was so foggy we could hardly see anything.
We did find a trail at the base of the mountains we could walk that led back to this creek.
I think one of my favorite and scariest parts of the trip was riding the trolly over the mountain to Ober Gatlingburg We were so high in the air riding on cables the trolly would swing every time we came to a tower and I thought I was gonna wet myself. The little girl standing beside me laughed the whole trip up which was about 10 min. The conductor that she was funny and told us we were only 1.5 seconds from the ground. I guess that was kinda a relief as I would not have to scream long! The conference was great amazing speakers and amazing concerts rung in the New Year with the News Boys first time I had seen them and they were great. Its amazing how humble that can be with all the lights and everyone there to see them yet they keep the focus on God and not on them. God Bless!
It have been way too long since I have posted anything for you guys to read. I have turned into such a bad blogger. Christmas has came and gone and I was very blessed to be able to spend time with my brothers they families and my moms side of the family. Since I have posted last I have some new faces on the farm I need to post pics of soon for you. I got 2 LGD puppies Roman and Ramona who are Great Pyrenees and Anatolian Shepard crosses.. They are very young yet but mingle with sheep well and are not afraid to bark at any noises they hear.
My Blueface Leicester ram lamb Glen Rock came home in Oct from my friend Lisa at Somerhill Farm. I ended up putting both rams together with the ewes this year. So I will have a mix of lambs from the Cormo cross ram and from the BFL. I did see Glen Rock breed my favorite Shetland ewe so I am very excited to see those lambs.
As far as the rabbits go I have been cutting down a lot and now only have 8 Angoras that are mine, 1 that belongs to a friend and a couple waiting to picked up yet to go to their new homes. I have kept my 2 Chin French Angoras, a Harlequin German cross and some Giant crosses that are black and 2 Agoutis. I only had one litter this fall and was hoping for Chins but none I did end up keeping a Sable buck out of that litter. It was a surprise my Chin FA buck carried sable. At the moment I am torn if I want to breed or not, I have been thinking of shifting focus to FA so I can have the colors I want like Chestnut and Chinchilla that will keep their color well and be very easy to manage. I dont show because of all the work the coats take but the FA would be less work if I wanted to show them. I do dearly miss showing as well! Since I have been missing showing I picked up a couple of Himalayan so if all goes well I will be at a couple shows with them starting is Feb. That is all for now but I will keep this updated more for all of you in the next year I promise! I am off on vac to Gatlinburg TN starting Dec 31 and super excited will have pics for you! God bless and keep warm.
Dusty's Gizmo 42.75% German DOB 5/31/12 he a black who carries "ej" if anyone is interested in Harlequin angoras. He has awesome texture and tons of wool. $25
Sorry for the dark pic it was taken with my cell phone
NW Jesters Boy 23% German DOB 5/17/11 JB is a Harlequin and sire of
above buck. I had planned on using him to start a Harlequin line of my
own but I am having to cut back on my angoras and no longer have time to
take on this project. He has perfect texture and good density. $40