This new roving came in this week. It is Red Kid Mohair and 36% Agouti Angora. I spun a small sample tonight the finished yarn has very nice soft feel and nice luster. For sale at $3.50 oz plus shipping. Will take paypal, money order, or personal check. Email firstname.lastname@example.org God Bless!
I got this wheel from my friend Kathy Obrakta a little over a month ago, its an Ashford Traditional. I have not had much time for spinning lately with work, rabbit shows, fiber fair, and the bible class I take but decided the other day I had not spun angora in awhile and I was just going to have to take some time every night to do it. I had been spinning some BFL on it and was really enjoying it but slow going. So I took that off carded 2 batts of fawn Angora from Drusilla and have made time for spinning the past 3 nights. I am in love with the way this wheel spins. I dont take it with me anywhere since its bigger than my little Lamb so I will be keeping the Lamb around for a traveling wheel but thats about all the use it gets anymore. Since I am enjoying this new so much. God Bless!
As promised here are some pics of the new critters that have came to live on the ol homestead. This is Woody, Dads new Mountain Curr. Mountain Curr's are used to hunt a verity of things, Woody is a squirrel dog. These are Jumbo Courtnix Quail. They are 10 days old in this photo, when they hatched they were the size of bumblebees. At 7 weeks of age they will start laying eggs that we will incubate and raise quail for food. Here we have 73 sex-link pullets and yes 73 that was not a typo. We do sell a lot of eggs but I am still not sure what ever possessed me to buy so many. I got them at TSC and they gave me a pretty good deal. I guess I can always sell some as layin hens when they get bigger.
I am really getting into growing our own food lately. With the rabbits, chickens, quail and turkeys I am off to a good start. I still have some other things I want but just not totally ready for them yet. Not sure if I will be able to talk anyone into goats I might just have to bring them home without anyone knowing LOL. Even if I do I know no one here other than me would eat one LOL. You might think that sound nasty but if you like deer you will like goat meat. My cat Sugar not a new kid but the last time I posted a pic of her she was a kitten and how she is all grown up. God Bless!
It seems like the last couple weeks have flown by! Last weekend I had the fiber festival in Greencastle IN. Sales were really good and I was lucky enough to get an inside booth right next to Debbie, Sharon, and Isis. I ended up buying about 5lbs of white Cormo and 3lbs of colored Cormo BL cross, and 3lbs of the nicest Shetland I have ever seen, and I traded one rabbit for a light fawn cria alpaca fleece. I have some fawn angora I could have blended with that and it would be oooh so soft.
Today I got all the rabbit poo cleaned up out of the barn and put on the garden. There was quite a bit since I have not cleaned it out since last fall. We should have some nice tomatoes in the garden this year with all that poo! I got the last of my white Cormo in the rinse now and have dyed 1 1/2lbs of white angora today. This will be used for my next roving and will be blended with several colors of Cormo. I have not totally made up my mind if I want to add glitz to the roving yet or not. It will give it that pow that I am going for with all my oranges but also make it a little girly. Since most spinners are female though it may be a good idea though. Next post I will have pics of all the new critters here on the homestead. I think it was Annette who asked the beginning of the year what all critters I would get this year so stay tuned.... LOL God Bless!
This evening one of Mom's friends from work came to give Moses his yearly hair cut. Here is a pic of him before, it was taken Easter Sunday up at the pond. A couple pics during his hair cut And a couple after his cut ain't he just too cute? I think she done a wonderful job. It only took her a short time and she was very easy with Moses. We will have to have her clip him again. His hair was long enough to spin and yes I did think about it for a min LOL but thought I might look a little odd and people think I have enough issues the way it is. God Bless!
I have been busy getting ready for the Greencastle IN Fiber Event this weekend. I will be setting up in an outside tent with Melody Richardson. I have been weighing and bagging all my fiber since I wont have electric this time. Here is a pic of my car loaded up with roving and yarns. Still got plenty of room to take a couple bunnies. Hopefully I sell more than I buy and I hope I can find a nice fleece or 2 to blend with angora. If your at the fiber fest make sure you stop by and say hello! God Bless!
Have you ever wondered where the bunny and egg came from at Easter? Here is a link to help explain it http://buzz.yahoo.com/buzzlog/93539?fp=1 You can research it farther if you like. I personally am not found of the Easter bunny or the Easter egg after reading some of the things that I have. You might also look up info on http://av1611.org God Bless hope you have enjoyed your Easter Sunday!
I met with Deb Whited last weekend to deliver a French Angora kit and she asked me a question I have not been asked in a long time. She wanted to know my testimony and since tomorrow is Easter I thought I would share it with you all.
Most of you just know the quite guy at the rabbit shows that keeps to himself and is easy to get a long with for the most part. However that has not always been the case in fact I was almost the total opposite before the good Lord started working on my heart. I was a pretty good kid all the way through school but then when I got out of school is when all the problems started. I had struggled with my sexuality since a young age and had just "came out" when I started hanging out with the wrong crowd. It did not take long before I started trying pot, pills and drinking. Once that started I found my drug of choice, meth. I would do anything to get it including stealing from friends and family and had to have it everyday. I had developed a very strong addiction to it. I was always trying to fill this need I had and soon drugs was not enough so I started sleeping around to try and fill that need. I won't go into detail about the things I did because somethings are better left unsaid but I was going down a dark twisty path very fast.
There was a little girl in Crothersville IN that was murdered, at first a guy came forward and said she walked up on some stuff going on with meth and thats why she was murdered. We would late find out that was not true however that was the first story. I remember going to a friends house a few days later with her mom, mom's bf, her bf, her and I, we all stayed up all night long doing our thing and playing cards. This little girl was on my mind throughout the hole night. The nest day I was invited to church with a friend from High School so me and my buzz were off to church that night. On my way home I knew what I was doing was wrong and a little girl just lost her life over it and that was pointless there was no reason for it. I said ONE prayer that night on my way home and asked God to help me get off the drugs. Thats all it took that one prayer and I no longer had to have them it was amazing. I was not saved at this time and this was not the end of my story. I still had drinking problem and was hanging out with the wrong crowd. Living life as a homosexual going to the bars and doing other things I should not have done.
After moving out of my parents and into a friends house the drinking and sleeping around got much much worse. Little did I know God still had plans for me. I had been working where I do now for a couple years and developed quite a rep for things and being loud and mouthy always in trouble with management I honestly dont know how I have my job still. A young man came to work on my line right out of homeschooling and I had some very unhealthy interests toward him right way. Being I was not a shy guy at work it did not take me long to start making my moves. Boy did God have a news flash for me there! This guy and I stated talking exchanged numbers and was talking outside of work as well. One night after work he brought up God and being saved, we talked about that for 2 nights about how Jesus died on the cross so I could someday see Heaven and have a better life IF i chose to. There were lots of questions and lots of tears, how God would ever want a guy like me that has done some unspeakable things I could not understand. Once I made up my mind sitting Indian style on my bed it was all over. With ONE prayer my life would be changed forever. Overnight God had made a huge difference in me. I went from the guy that was cursing every other word to not using those words at all. From being an out and proud homosexual to admitting it was a sin and we should turn away from it the same as we do all other sins. It was a total 180 and boy am I better person today for just asking God to come into my heart and show me how to live.
You see no matter what you are doing have done or who you are God sent his Son to die for you. No matter how far down you have fallen He can pull you back up and wash you in the Blood. This is the one true thing in life you will get for free all you have to do is say a simple prayer, admit your a sinner the same as I and ask Jesus to be your savior and live in your heart. You see Easter is the day Jesus rose from the grave to give us all a way to get to heaven a way to live the good life. Easter is the day Jesus defeated Satan. Easter is the day Jesus paved us a path to Heaven. I hope I meet all of you there one day walking in the streets of gold and living the good life with no more suffering or hurting of any kind. If this post has inspired you and you have more questions feel free to contact me at email@example.com or go to your local church and talk to the Paster. I pray this post helps one of you get saved and meet Jesus in Heaven on that sweet day. Until then have a happy Easter and remember the reason we celebrate this day. God Bless!
Here is another post from one of my yahoo groups. I have never heard this before and found it very interesting so I thought I would share. God Bless
"For as Jonas was three days and three nights in the whale's belly; so shall the Son of man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth." - Matthew 12:40
Now you might be better at mathematics than I (this is not saying much), but even you can not put three days and nights (even it you switch the order to the more Jewish "nights and days") between a Good Friday crucifixion and an Easter Sunday resurrection.
The Catholic tradition of Jesus dying on a Friday can be largely blamed on a misunderstanding of the word "sabbath". "Six days shall work be done: but the seventh day is the sabbath of rest, an holy convocation; ye shall do no work therein: it is the sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings." - Leviticus 23:3
If you looked at this passage in Mark chapter fifteen, assuming that the "sabbath" meant "Saturday", a burial on Friday would be the only logical conclusion: "And now when the even was come, because it was the preparation, that is, the day before the sabbath, Joseph of Arimathaea, an honourable counsellor, which also waited for the kingdom of God, came, and went in boldly unto Pilate, and craved the body of Jesus." - Mark 15:42-43
But what if your idea of the sabbath always meaning the seventh day, was incorrect? What if there was more than one type of sabbath in the Bible? What if you thought of "sabbath" as meaning a "holy day when no work was allowed"? There are other sabbaths, relating to the Hebrew Feasts, described in Leviticus 23:4-44. While the Passover is not a sabbath day when no work is allowed to be done ("an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein"), there are days besides Saturday alone that are sabbath days.
So what are these other sabbaths? They deal with other Jewish holidays (holy days): "And on the fifteenth day of the same month is the feast of unleavened bread ...In the first day ye shall have an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. ... in the seventh day is an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein." - Lev. 23: 6-8 "Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, The fifteenth day of this seventh month shall be the feast of tabernacles. ..the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein. Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein." - Lev. 23: 34-36
If Jesus was buried, as He stated, for three days and nights, when did He die? A case can be made for a Wednesday or a Thursday crucifixion, but Friday is simply impossible, nor is it necessary once the sabbaths are fully understood.
A timeline could be made for Jesus' death on Thursday (knowing that Jesus didn't even die until 3:00pm), of Thursday night, Friday, Friday night, Saturday, Saturday night, Sunday being interrupted by the scriptures "very early in the morning". A Wednesday schedule would be Wednesday night in the tomb, Thursday, Thursday night, Friday, Friday night, Saturday (three full nights and days), and then Jesus arose sometime between 6pm Saturday and 6am Sunday.
If the crucifixion was on the Passover, it was automatically the day before a sabbath, no matter what day it was on, because the high sabbath day of the Feast of Unleavened Bread was the next day. It is worth noting that if Jesus finished His word of redemption on the Passover, it was a feast day, but not a sabbath day. Likewise, another feast day, the Feast of First Fruits, (not a sabbath day), would be the day on which Jesus rose from the grave.
A unique argument for a Thursday crucifixion comes from observing Mary Magdalene. Why did she wait until Sunday to go to the tomb to annoint Jesus' body? If Thursday was the day of the crucifixion, then Friday would have been the high sabbath, and Saturday would have been the weekly sabbath (making it impossible for her to go on Friday or Saturday), leaving Sunday as the first "working" day she could have made the trip.
"And when the sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, and Mary the mother of James, and Salome, had bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint him. And very early in the morning the first day of the week, they came unto the sepulchre at the rising of the sun. And they said among themselves, Who shall roll us away the stone from the door of the sepulchre? And when they looked, they saw that the stone was rolled away..." - Mark 16:1-4a
Baptists do not celebrate his death every week. Instead we focus on His victory over death on Sunday, the Lord's Day, when He arose from the dead. Sunday is not the "Christian Sabbath", and the weekly sabbath was not mysteriously moved to Sunday from Saturday. Sunday is the Lord's Day, and we hold services in His name because He lives!