Monday, June 27, 2011

Some of what I've been up to today.

Heifer-Dorset x Border Leicester/Jacob
2010 shearing
coated fleece

 2011 shearing
 coated fleece

This is just a few of the fleeces... The garage is FULL! Some will be put on the fleece blog. Some will go to become felt pads, quilt batts or go to an acquitance to make into blankets.

I have to add a disclaimer to this post. I had been up since 4 am. Most of these bags came out 1 at a time. The heaviest bag is 6#.
My daughter read me the riot act for doing this so soon after surgery. I was careful, and did it in installments. Since this day, though, it has all been under a larger tarp waiting for a good day to get back to it. I still have the 2011 fleeces to deal with.
Still looking for help. (o;

Any one want to spin with me?

I am cleaning out all of the 2010 fleeces in the basement today. Next week will be the 2011 fleeces in the garage. I do know that we have plenty of Romney in lots of colors, Merino in 2 colors, Corriedale in brown, Icelandic lambs in LOADS of colors, and many more breeds yet to be remembered and identified.

Read the Knitty blog below, and see if you need fleece (We have lots of roving as well that I need to post) that you want to spin along with me and Jillian.

Monday, June 20, 2011

SBWF class visits D Acres

I have been taking a Holistic Management class with the Small & Beginning Women Farmers group since last fall. This was our final class. Most of the classes were in a class room, but some were farm visits which tied into what we were learning. The group was here at Ewe & I Farm after lambing. We went to Wellscroft Farm in Harrisville during the fencing clinic. And then here to D Acres.
Development Aimed at Creating Rural Ecological Society
Permaculture-see definition at end of blog.

This is dirt farming at its best. They also have chickens, ducks,pigs and 2 steer. The steer 'mow' the paths daily. The pigs till fresh earth, after the trees have been cleared, and provide good soil for potatoes the next year to grow in. Then other produce is planted in those areas. All done organically.
There are all forms of fruit trees, herbs, flowers, and many other edibles growing together in harmony.

   (Some of the pictures are out of order, but that seems to be the Blogger way...)






Garlic bed. 1 of many.

They have recycled a lot of items in their outbuildings that most people would have through out. Such as old windows for cold frames and for one of their 'greenhouses'. A lot of structures look strange because of it, but I for one think it is a great use of recyclable goods. Better than filling the landfill!

(From )

Permaculture is an approach to designing human settlements and agricultural systems that are modeled on the relationships found in natural ecologies.

Permaculture is sustainable land use design. This is based on ecological and biological principles, often using patterns that occur in nature to maximise effect while minimizing wasted energy. Permaculture aims to create stable, productive systems that provide for human needs, harmoniously integrating the land with its inhabitants.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Random photos

 These were spotted while out delivering mail this spring.

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