Friday, October 29, 2010

Doesn’t it make ya feel good?

My sister recently came by and managed to snag a bit of my handspun yarn…

She knitted a lovely hat and sweater for my niece.



It sure makes me feel good to see it all knitted up!

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Alpaca, Cormo and Silk Oh my!


This is my favorite blend that we produce here on the farm: Cormo from my flock of sheep and Alpaca from a friend’s farm, not too far from my house.  I know, I know I talk about it all the time but I am really proud of it!   I thought you might like to see it spun up….



As you can see it makes a fabulous textured yarn with lots of little silk slubs.   It is prepared as a roving so the silk noils a bit but that adds to the charm of the resulting yarn.  

Wanna spin your own?   You can find it here.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


It’s that time!  Time to clear out the old to make room for the new.   Check back often, there’s lots of yummy going around :)


Friday, October 15, 2010

The way out west…part II

I won’t bore you with what may or may not be witty commentary…I’ll just give you the photos.  





(Those were for you Linda.)




Thursday, October 14, 2010

Go west young man!

…or young women as our case was :)

As you already are aware if you’ve been following the blog, Allison and I made our way to Montana a couple of weeks ago.  As promised here are the pictures (well this is a start anyway…)


Our first stop along the way was The Little Dale Farm in Wisconsin to pick up Scottish Black Face Sheep.  Margaret was gracious and allowed me to take pictures of their beautiful farm and Bed and Breakfast.





Friday, October 1, 2010

The Home Stretch

Yesterday we spent the morning with Dennis and Becky making our final decisions on sheep. We also got to tour their mill (watch for a blog post). Becky's 80 year old mother runs the machine that spins the yarn and boy is she a wiz!

Last night we played tourist and spent the evening in Keystone, SD. We were able to watch the last lighting ceremony of Mount Rushmore for 2010. (Don't worry I got a ton of pictures)

Our next stop is Pipestone Vet to pick up 25 bags of sheep mineral then one last hotel before we make it home.

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