Wednesday, October 26, 2016

We are blessed!

 We went to Whitefield, NH today to do one of
our last shearing jobs for the year.
Here you can see some of the 5 Romney ewes
looking out of their barn watching me, and
watching Daisy the dog. 

 As you can see, they still have snow on the 
ground. It was all of 30 degrees at 8:30 am.

 What do you mean you want to shear me?
 Peek a boo! I see you.

 Their after shearing shot.

 Cannon Mountain has quite a bit on snow.

 Started this hat about an hour into our trip north.
Finished in just before we got home.
Our newest bulky yarn made from Romney wool.
That is what 4 out of 5 of the sheep we sheared today are.

 We went one exit further south going home today
to pick up two 8 gates I found on Craigslist.
Not only did I get 2 gates in great shape for $50,
they are 10', not 8' The guy says, so you get 
2' for free. Enjoy! What a blessing!!
These gates go for more than $100 each new.
 It is a good thing I've got a big van. 
And that there was a bungee cord still in the van.

 Jeremy peaking around the corner.
Christopher is out in the woods hunting acorns.
 A llama and alpaca in the front yard 
with the lambs and wethers.
 I LOVE my camera. I zoomed in, not the full 40X, 
to get the ewes out in the back pasture.

 Zooming out to see both.
 And, zooming out completely.
Miss Mary is still a tiny lamb.
She is at least 8 weeks younger than the rest.
She will be 6 months old come Election Day.

Enjoy what is left of your fall before winter hits your part of the world.
Or summer, depending on where you are. ;)

Monday, October 24, 2016

A couple of sheep shots.

 The lambs and the wethers enjoying the front 'lawn'.
 Jeremy playing hide and seek in the woods.

 Christopher just hanging out.
 Jeremy is going to be bigger than his father, 
Stormy, I believe. He is not quite 3 and he is
already a big boy. I can't wait to see his fleece
this coming spring!
 The (hopefully pregnant) ewes hanging out in their
winter pasture. They had been out in the back pasture
most of the day today. They obviously feel safer
chewing their cud back at the barn.

Look what followed us home!

 2005 Kia Sedona LX
117,000 miles
 The previous owner had $1500 worth of engine work
done, but it wouldn't start. Hubby is going to see what
he can do with it. He said that even if we have to put
another engine into it, at $250 for a purchase price, 
we are still ahead of the game. It is solid, and has almost
100,000 less miles that my van of the same age. 
 I am planning on this being my new mail van and 
retiring the tan van to strictly farm/shearing use.
Now, for Jerry to find the time to get it running!

Thursday, October 06, 2016

Come join us this weekend at Spinner Farm in Deering, NH

for the 33rd annual Wool Arts Tour. Will take pictures tomorrow before set up and afterward.

We will have freshly dyed Romney roving (if you saw the pictures from the VT Sheep and Wool Festival, you saw most of them), most of our yarn lines and LOTS of raw fleeces for $5/pound.

Hope to see you there!

A few more shots of VT Sheep & Wool

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