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Approaching Panic Mode

Our breed registry, ACR, has a co-operative retail booth at the Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival and we’ve signed up to contribute product. I’ve been washing assorted fleece for our “Flicking Kits.”

drying natural colored locks

Each kit includes 6 ounces of clean locks of many natural colors, a little dog comb and instructions on how to flick and spin the locks. This is        [….read more]

Fleeces!

So the past couple of days haven’t been the best weather-wise… grey, drizzily, raw and just generally pretty miserable. I think this qualifies as one of those 2 steps forward, 1 step back moments. While I’ve had to abandon the idea of playing outside, I’ve been a busy bee in the barn. I’ve been working on batching fleeces to go to the mill and I’m        [….read more]

Happier Hens

These eggs are pretty and yummy, too!

The chickens are definitely liking the warmer, longer days. We seem to be getting a few more eggs than we were during the winter. Some of our hens are “unimproved” breeds so they have a tendency to turn off the egg making gear when the weather is cold and the days are short. Jim’s been looking around        [….read more]

No Bugs!

I realized the other day why I was having so much fun outside…aside from the warm sunshine…NO BUGS! When we’re in full swing with lambs coming along at any time day or night along with all the added chores and I’m also getting ready for Maryland Sheep & Wool Festival, I can’t spend alot of time playing around in the garden beds. I usually end        [….read more]

It Must Be Spring…

Yellow Daffies — a sure sign of Spring!

We’ve had some lovely weather and the outdoors has become a much nicer place to be…thank goodness! The sun feels so good and charges our batteries after that very long winter.

Jim has cleaned up most of the branches that came out of the trees during the numerous storms. Its still too mushy to use        [….read more]