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Monday, October 12, 2009

Two things I didn't need

I found this small flax wheel on Craigslist and the price seemed right. My mother very kindly picked it up for me. It is quite adorable, but I'm not sure what is up with the flyer mechanism...will be taking it to spinning group this coming Saturday to have the experts take a peek and prognosticate. I was hopeful it would be suitable for spinning wool as well, but I'm just not sure...
This is Zanzibar. She is four months old and a very tiny wee lass. Her fleece is quite fine and musket in color. She is a bit shy and is dealing with the shetland flock sorting out issues right now. Her way of dealing with being chased by the bigger sheep is to lay down and play dead (this gave me a bit of a turn seeing her splayed out like that) but it seems to work. After a few minutes she nonchalantly gets up and nibbles on grass in the pasture like nothing happened and then slowly works her way back towards the flock only to be chased back again. She spent last evening with everyone else so I think things are slowly working themselves out. She's a tryer thats for sure! Now if I can just get her to come to me for pats then we are getting somewhere!
Today it is snowing....oh, not the big white fluffy stuff but the wet small flakes that turn to rain for a few minutes and then back to snow again. It won't stick, but it is sending a message!
Spent some time this weekend working on spinning batts for a client, insulating the chicken coop (with waste wool and bits and pieces of foamy-foam and insulation- which will go behind LP sheeting so the crazy chickens don't eat it), and Will worked on some of the timber frame posts for the barn. Mom brought up a small refrigerator my brother had in his garage that he wasn't using so we could store extra eggs and potatoes in there. We had one of the hams from the pig we was incredible. I may never be able to buy store bought pork again! The bacon was pretty awesome too.

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