Monday, January 27, 2014


We have been more than blessed with 'stuff'. I am working first on simplifying our closets and dressers. It is time to bless others with clothes that we will never fit into, or simply is not our style.

I like this blog post about the benefits of minimalism.

I especially like #27-get out of debt.

I don't know if I will ever get quite as minimalistic as these people, but it would be wonderful to not have to look for ANYTHING again! Everything has its own place. That would be wonderful!! Someday construction will be done here and everything will have its own place!! No more moving things around, except to clean!!!
Q: Why be a minimalist?
A: It’s a way to escape the excesses of the world around us — the excesses of consumerism, material possessions, clutter, having too much to do, too much debt, too many distractions, too much noise. But too little meaning. Minimalism is a way of eschewing the non-essential in order to focus on what’s truly important, what gives our lives meaning, what gives us joy and value.

Some day....

Time to go hit my dresser.


Sunday, January 26, 2014

Owed pictures from Green Mountain Fiber Festival

 This was our 10x10 space.

Occasionally I get to spin

 This is a raw Shetland lamb fleece that I am combing and spinning.

 There are some 2nd cuts that occasionally get through.
I am not worried about the little lumps. Once it is plied it won't make a difference!
 I just love how combing keeps the colors pure.

 Lots of different types of crimp in this fleece.

 My Louet combs have gotten quite a workout.
One of the tines keeps getting bent out of shape.

 See the different crimps?
This is what I am doing at night while watching TV with Jerry,
and  waiting for the computer to download....
As soon as I get comfortable on the couch to watch TV,
I am asleep in minutes. So, this helps me to watch a 
recorded program with him before we go to bed.
And, it lets my mind unwind!!

I have more fleece than I will ever spin, so I joined a group on Face Book.
Spin A Pound, Get A Pound.
I have quite a few Shetland fleeces out to be spun,
and I have gotten 3 great yarns back so far.
Tomorrow I will ship out another fleece.

In a month or so I will be taking both Corriedale and Merino
to a mill in southern NH to have yarn and roving made for sale.

In May, I will drop more fleece off with Zeilinger
Wool Company to have quilt batts made.

I hope to have some time off in the upcoming few months
to completely gut our basement and paint it.
That means all of the fleece needs to go out to be processed.
I have 100's of pounds that are washed waiting to be picked
and then carded into either batts or roving.

I won't get anything done if I stay here on the computer!!
I will post updates as things happen.


Pictures of the boys hoop house

 The camper behind the boys is SLOWLY 
coming apart for the trailer bed to be used for hay.

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