CORNELIUS-BUY EGGS FROM LOCAL FARMERS IF YOU CAN-SPINNING TODAY

24 02 2014

HELLO

CORNELIUS

Cornelius is back for the time being.  COlder weather is coming from the Polar Vortex so he may retreat to his winter home again.  He is a skunk with a nightly schedule which it appears that he doesn’t deviate from.

BUY YOUR EGGS FROM A LOCAL FARMER IF POSSIBLE

When I was at the Chicken Chat I was buying eggs at the time.  In my local Stop and SHop there are a few organic brands and I bought the brand that had many good things listed on the packaging, organic, free range humanely raised.  At the chat I brought the subject up, I really though what was on the package had to be true and it does to a point. but what I heard shocked me.  Big co-operated farmers have a door that will let the chickens out but they don’t open the door till the hens are older therefore scared to go through the door and don’t free range.  they can still say free range because the door is there, So they still live in crowed conditions.  I though I was supporting an effort to promote good farming practices but in the end I was fooled.   Luckily I don’t have to buy eggs anymore.    This has encourage me to get to know my local farmers, it’s an easy thing to do, I know most of them from my local farmers market and  now they are having local farmers a few times in the winter too.  I haven’t been frequenting my co-op with bad road conditions  but as soon as the weather gets warmer I will be doing that and if I have to buy eggs again I will take the trip to the co-op.

SPINNING TODAY

TARGHEE ROVING

TARGHEE ROVING

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I want to make some black and white mittens soon and decided to finally spin the black roving  I bought years ago at Kerry Woolen Mills and the white wool that I hand carded from my flock of Targhee sheep.    I have two things to finish before I start, one is  my fleece lined mittens and the other is a scarf then onto the black and white mittens.

Its gotten very cold here this afternoon, the wind is whistling down the mountain.  Its suppose to increase tonight so it will be howling.

Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a lovely day/  Carole 

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