STILL DYEING-MORE ABOUT THE MAPLE SUGARING SEASON-WOOL STREET JOURNAL

9 04 2014

Hello,

STILL DYEING

Yesterday I found a small amount of some old red dye.  Just enough to do a batch of wool.    I love how it came out but it’s not red.  Old dyes hardy ever come out the color expected. But that’s fine with me.  I love dyeing surprises.    This pink will look good hooked as flowers.

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 I find the newer red dye and try again tomorrow

MORE ABOUT THE MAPLE SUGAR SEASON

Today I called Steve my Shearer to talk about  a date in a couple of weeks to shear the  sheep.  We got to talking about maple sugaring and Steve supplements his income selling the sap.  He does his with tubing which is something I will try next year I hope.  He told me of a place a little over an hour from here where I could attend a class at putting up tubing, I am hoping to go.  It would be nice to make enough sap for myself and my family.  He also told me where to find the storage barrels.  Lots to do.  Even though this season is ending it is time to think of next year.  He told me that this was a bad year.  That the talk amongst the sugar people is that global warming will make the season very short in the future.  I use to put my taps in on the first day of the winter thaw in January and would most likely get one boil from it.  I hope to try that next year.

WOOL STREET JOURNAL

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Yesterday I got my Wool Street Journal in the mail.  It comes 4 times a year.  I have been getting it for quite a few years.  I love it.  For anyone who is starting or has been a rug hooker forever its the best.  Always informative articles and free patterns.

It’s a bright sunny day today and the birds are so busy digging up worms and bugs and getting supplies for making nests.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope your day is a special one.  Carole