Monday, May 14, 2007

Shearing again

I might include a photo of the buck tomorrow. You could not tell how big his dewlap was, until he got sheared.

Since my shearer has rescheduled on me three times and it is really too hot for some of the animals, I decided to get my shears back out. I will survive it, and so will my marriage, if I keep it to one a day. I am finding the hooves harder to do than the whole body! Anyhow, I have done two goats, have two more and then two sheep. A third sheep is pregnant, so I am going to wait until she delivers. I still plan on having someone else do the llamas.

I am busy coming up with new designs for shawls to weave. I just finished one that I really like. Hope it shrinks the way I expect in the wash. Kristie told me to bring it to Indiana and she will model it for my website. They are definitely her colors.
I will post photos tomorrow, if all goes well!

Thursday, May 10, 2007

More roving

This is about half of the shipment of roving that I received from Wooly Knobs Mill on Monday. It is lovely blends of kid/yearling mohair, llama, and wool. Through the end of this month, I am selling it, well below my normal price, for $36 a pound. Come check it out!

Spring, almost summer

The prickly pears are in bloom. I am going to use these as inspirations for something. Not sure what yet!
This is Crystal's buck. He was born last Thursday. He has the loveliest fleece of any of the whites born this year - probably because he is out of No Size and the only full Texas doe that I have. He has no name yet. Inspiration has not hit.
This is Cumin's ram. He has absolutely soft wool. The nicest that I have had a chance to actually get my hands on. Some of the moms did all of the work, or I was too busy with the mom, to get a good feel of the lamb. I plan to use him for breeding next year. Most of the rest of the rams will be castrated next month, if no one comes looking for one.