Monday, April 20, 2009

Spinning and plucking

This crazy batt was designed for wet felting and ended up being spun into a coiled yarn after it fell in the dirt at the Pima County Fair. I don't always like spinning the crazy batts, but they usually turn out really well.

I have listed a few felting and spinning in my etsy shop: Let me know what you think.
The winners of the Pima County Fair Spinning Competition: from left to right - Michele, Amy (Champion), Shannon, and Judy. We all had a lot of fun with it and have decided that we are going to make it a part of the annual wool festival (October 17, 2009.)
Two of the red bunnies being plucked - they were shedding and we needed to have them ready for the heat this week - 97 yesterday.
Belgian, the last pregnant angora goat, delivered a buck yesterday afternoon. My visitors from Germany named him "Duncan."
I have ordered a solar light to go in the arena with the sheep. Marc went along the entire fence and added more wire dug into the ground in hopes of keeping coyotes from stealing another lamb. I am debating getting a Great Pyrenees, a livestock guardian dog. I don't know that I care for the barking and another animal to train, but I also don't want to lose any more babies.


Julie said...

Kathy, there are other, good livestock guard dogs who are smaller and easier to keep well groomed than a Great Pyrenees. An Australian shepherd would be good, smaller (but not so small as to attract coyotes or owls) and a great breed. Not all dogs fact Basenjis are fabulous watch dogs, short hair, and NO bark (they yodel). Here's a link which has some great information

Julie said...

Here is a local Basenji breeder (FYI)