Thursday, July 31, 2008

Up to date.........hopefully

OK. I have uploaded most of the pictures that I've been saving for the blog. I think I am up to date. Now that I am getting used to working again, I should be able to stay on top of this blog more. I will have my camera with me when I am working, so there will probably be work photos as well.

I will be updating the fleece blog this weekend. I need to destash a lot of my rovings that I will never get to spin or needlefelt, and a lot of yarn that I will never have the time to knit.

It is time to simplify my life and to have only what I can use at that time. If we decide to move, I don't need to move the 'extras' with me. And I am tired of cleaning around things I don't use. If I decide to have a yard sale, or post stuff on eBay, I will post it here first.

Off to Farmer's market!! Have a wonderful weekend all!!!

Wonderfall Farm (6/25/08) Fainting goats. Too cute! And good eating too. (o;

Marla Blankenship. Owned by fainting goats and llama/alpacas.

Come on Jerry! What's the holdup? Both of the cart pulling goats, and the 3 Jacobs are for sale. As well as a number of kids. (If she hasn't already sold them. Call Marla and find out.)

Isn't he beautiful?

Nope! We are not spoiled! Just well loved.

Very nice coloring on this kid.

Mikey likes to be hosed down and to stand in his pool. The Guinea hens seem to think he is mom.

Play area. Another cutie.

OK now I became the play area. (o;
Go visit them sometime and sit with the goats. Marla will make them faint occasionally. It is not something you want to do. You do not want to be reasonable if anyone gets hurt. And go buy from her gift shop. All her sales go back to the animals.

Hot & extremely humid in Newport, NH (6/28/08)

I am sure this caused quite a stir amongst the neighbors on this quiet street. This is the home to my LYS (local yarn shop)-Hodgepodge Yarns & Fibers. Apparently the humidity set off every fire/smoke detector on all 3 floors of the building. So when we couldn't find anything visible and could not get the alarms to go off, we called the fire department. They managed to get this quiet again. Thank you Newport Fire Department!!
I knew it was going to rain, so we put up our sides. (Clear heavy duty shower curtains.)
And then we watched the lightning, but of course it is elusive and I couldn't get any pictures of it, and we waited out the rain. Now I told my friends that I love them dearly, but if it was there time to go, I would prefer them not to take me with them now. Picture 2 tents with metal legs under a massive oak in the middle of a thunder and lightning storm with the women standing in puddles....
We took some things down in anticipation that it was not going to let us, but only worsen. But it did give in and we put things back up and took down our sides. The sides are nice, but if it is hot and humid it is like a sauna in there.
It rained so hard and so fast that we had about 3" of water inside the tent.
And then it stopped, just in time to close up for the night.
And we all sat and recuperated from the long hot and humid day.

Goat shearing demo at Bradford farmer's market

Jerry offered (OK, I offered Jerry) to shear the goats from Battles Farm as a way to bring people out to our newest market. It was well attended and quite a few questions were asked and answered.

Our corner of the Bradford market. It was a nice day and I didn't feel like putting up my tent...

Can't you just see her asking 'What did I get myself into?'

The goats are from Blue Earth at Battles Farms in Bradford, NH. They are owned by Eric Erickson & Jezebel Crow.
They offer raw Jersey cow milk, raw goat milk, meat shares, eggs, milk soaps and lotions, and fair trade coffee.
They are located at 328 Center Road, Bradford. 603-938-2242.
We are hoping to do this again later in the fall at the Newport farmer's market with my friend Shari's 2 angora goats.

Recent Comments