SPINNING CLASS-FRANCIS & SWEET PEA-BOOKS I AM READING

18 05 2014

HELLO

Yesterday was the last spinning class.  Everyone has done wonderfully.  They accomplished so much in these three weeks.  We made some designer yarns yesterday 

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The yarns came out so different and all made quite nice designer yarns.

FRANCIS AND SWEET PEA

Both hens laid eggs this morning.  Francis is well over 10 years old which is getting up there in hen’s years.  Sweet Pea, I believe is the Mother of the two light-colored chicks.

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FRANCIS

FRANCIS

Books I Am READING

The Field Guide TO Fleece

by Deb Robson and Carol Ekarius

This small field guide is a MUST for spinners and buyers of wool.  Everything you need to know to pick out a fleece for your project is on two pages.   A description of the sheep, use of dyes on the fleece and best uses for the fleece along with pictures of the sheep and fleece are listed.  This guide is small and will fit right into your purse.  Take it to the next sheep and wool event .  

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The days are going by fast at the farm, still many spring chores to get done.  Today the chicks will be moved, what a delight for them and for me.   They are not going outside just yet but into the back coop.  I need to tighten security in their yard.  I still have no idea if they are roosters or hen’s.  Here’s hoping they are hen’s.

It’s a cool morning but will warm up quickly.  Hope you have a wonderful day, thanks for reading my blog.     Carole

 


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4 responses

19 05 2014
Anne Wilson

What breed is Francis? That’s fantastic.

19 05 2014
wspines

Francis is a Araucana. SHe stopped laying for almost a year and then started up again last spring. It is amazing.Hope all is well with you

21 05 2014
Kellie from Indiana

I wish such classes were nearby it looks like so much fun. Id love a wheel if only to borrow every now and then. Have not been able to afford it.

21 05 2014
wspines

We had a great time and everyone learned to spin right away. I have not sent your pussy willows yet. I am waiting for the leaves to come out more, hope to get them out to you soon. Spinning wheels are expensive you can get a good one used sometimes though. Are you planting yet?

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