Tuesday, April 29, 2014

Around the Farm and Maryland sheep and Wool Festival

 In preparation for the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival, I wandered the farm looking for the perfect picture to use on my banner. This photo appears to be close, but I found a better one. Come check it out. I will be in the sheep dog area in the northwest section of the fairgrounds.

 The kids are enjoying  being out on the front yard. they are running around climbing on rocks while their moms are grazing.
 This mom had twins. They are really heavy kids. They were among the first born. All are keepers.
 The Shetland sheep were also out. The two little white blobs are twin lambs belonging to the sheep at left. The sheep and goats are in the same fenced area but they hang as separate herds.
And there always has to be one. This doe is one of my oldest and she got pregnant last. She never got pregnant by the black buck, so I put her in with the white buck. She is a drama queen and waited till the second round to let the buck catch her. Kids any day now?

I am busy pricing roving, carding large batts and spinning art yarns. I am down to one freeform yarn, so I need to sit and focus. Good thing that it is raining, so there is not a lot of temptation to run around the farm. Marc was kind enough to do all of the feeding and milking this morning.

I have a new flock number for Maryland. Ran out of the Arizona tags and finally found the right place to order new ones. Another part of my past life is being left behind.

See you at MSDW!

Friday, April 25, 2014

Off to Powhatan Fiber Festival

Was supposed to set up my canopy and grid wall this afternoon in Powhatan, Virgina, but thunderstorms and tornado watches made it impossible. I am in a local hotel, so will get up super early to go set up. If you are in the area, stop in and say hello.

Next weekend is the Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival. I will have a 10 by 15 tent in the sheepdog area.  I am looking forward to it, since it is one of the largest fiber shows in the US. I live only 10 minutes from there, so I am hoping people will come visit the farm. I will be bringing lots of roving, handspun yarn, patterns, batts and some mill spun yarn. Think color!