The Hay is in…

The first cutting of hay is baled and stacked in the barn.  We got it cut and baled just before the rains.  There are a few wagon loads and lots of round bales.hay

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sheep at waterer

Got some spinning done…

handspunI take lots of photos (not just of sheep and fiber).  We were exploring on our old property down the way and I got some great photos of this old truck.  Some nice colors for dyeing.  As you can see from the photos, the rain was coming…and it hasn’t left since.

old truck

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Weekly Happenings

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eweEwe resting

IMG_2844Best guardian dogs!  They have been so tired during the day.  The coyotes have been busy finding food for their pups.  The dogs have been busy keeping the lambs safe.

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My husband replaced the back beam on my Saori SX60H loom.  The back beam had warped (wood not dried correctly?).  My dealer (Saori Santa Cruz) ordered a replacement beam and now it is installed and ready for a warp!

Took a short break at the lake… summer is here and it is hot!

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The water is very clean and clear.bird nestsBirds have made nests in the side of a hill.

 

 

What’s Going On…

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Summer is finally here.  It has been so busy around here! I have to get my blog caught up!!  The lambs are growing fast and so are the weeds!  I had a skunk move in under the chicken coop and have been trying to trap it.  So far, I have caught barn cats and raccoons.  Maybe tonight I will catch the skunk? The chickens have not seemed to notice the smelly skunk.  I guess they have been too busy laying eggs.

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The spring rains were great for the hay fields.  We have the barns full of round bales and square bales..

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I snapped a couple of photos of the Wensleydales “wool on the hoof” when I was worming the sheep.

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I took some time to knit some socks on my circular sock machine.  I knit the ones below with Regia Blitz Color yarn.  They turned out great and I love the way the yarn knit up.

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Daisy Knitter

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The other day, I was going through a bag of very old knitting stuff (I acquired from a knitter who had passed away) and came across this little gadget.  It is called a Daisy Knitter.  It was in a small baggie with a pattern and instruction leaflet.  It is used to make a type of knit flowers.  I guess it is similar to the plastic flower knitters you can buy at the local craft store.  The Daisy Knitter is metal and was made in the USA between 1930 and around 1950.  It makes a rather stringy little flower.  I think it would work for some type of embellishment on a cardigan or a bag of some sort.  It is a pretty neat little gadget.  I am sure I will find a use for it.

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