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Farm News May 15, 2013

On May 16, 2013, in News, by tina

The weather this week has been so nice. The flowers are really starting to bloom and the fragrance from the lilac and apple blossoms is wonderful. The violets are popping up all over – I had to get a picture. So pretty.

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This past week I spent a little time starting to sort some of the fleeces that were sheared over the last few weeks.  I  took some of the prime angora fiber to dye,  and then did a few batches with second grade angora fiber.  Both fiber types can be blended/ carded with other fibers. The prime can be spun as a pure angora yarn. Angora resists water so it takes patience working with it.  I wanted to make sure it didn’t get matted/felted so temperature was important.  With some patience you can see the results yourself below.

I will be selling this as soon as I get it weighed and good pictures of each color, contact me if you are interested.

Thank you for visiting!

 

Farm News – May 8, 2013

On May 8, 2013, in News, by tina

May 8, 2013

The last few weeks have been busy with shearing here on the farm. Not only were all the rabbits ready for their shearing it was time for the goats also. Since I do the shearing myself,  it takes me several weeks to get them all done. The weather has finally co-operated and its made it much easier. Now with the shearing done I will be sorting through the wool, washing the mohair and soon will post the extra I have for sale.

I took a couple pictures of them after shearing (Tansy our Nigerian dwarf is just brushed  when she starts shedding).  The rabbit is a German hybrid, he is a real sweetheart.

Thank you for visiting the site. I will post again next week with news  of whats going on at the farm.

 

Here are pictures of some of the fiber/yarns/ and hand knitted or crochet items I have offered for sale.  I am always spinning new yarns, dyeing fibers, and hand crocheting /hand knitting new items. If you are looking for something special just email, I may have that special fiber or gift on hand or I can do custom orders. I do have an etsy store with some similar items for sale – just click on the “Fiber and Gifts ” Button at the top of the page —  or if you prefer you can email me to see what I have to offer you. I can do payments with an invoice through paypal or make a special listing for you on my etsy store.