Tuesday, February 23, 2021
Thursday, January 14, 2021
It feels impossible to me that we've had this carder for 10 years this coming November, and that this house has been under construction 20 years come November as well!! It is amazing to my how fast time goes when you are busy doing other things.
Next month I will have been out of work for 4 years and in the first 26 months of that 4 years I was to have 2 surgeries on my shoulder and then break my leg/ankle in 5 places 4 months before I was to return to work. And then to have 2 surgeries on that. This coming April will be 2 years since my second ankle surgery. Hopefully I won't be going under the knife again anytime soon.
10 years. That just blows my mind! The carder has been sitting downstairs, under cover, just waiting for me to bring it out. Yesterday and today I got a good cleaning and oiling. There was mouse poop and moth casings on and in the machine. There was LOTS of fiber left in the machine from where we purchased it. That has been removed as much as possible and all of what was left has been vacuumed out. Now I just need to roll it to the other side of the building and put it to work.
Here is the blog post I made originally in 2011.
Thursday, November 10, 2011
Here you can peruse the entire website of Battenkill Fibers. http://www.battenkillfibers.com/
This is a page I'll be visiting for a while. http://www.battenkillfibers.com/news.asp
Tuesday, December 01, 2020
Wednesday, November 11, 2020
We've been very busy here around the farm, out shearing, out in the hay field, and in the gardens. Despite Covid, we've been busy. The nice thing about farming is you have plenty to do without having to see people. Don't get me wrong, I like people, I just like farming better.
Right now it is 68 degrees and I am taking a body break from cleaning out one of the gardens of all the dead plants. I've been meaning to, but other things distract me. :)
I will take, and post some farm pictures later this week. Before we start putting everyone back together. Saturday will be 4 weeks since we started breeding. Yes, we are two months later than normal, but the lambs will be ready to go on other people's pastures when they leave here at 8 weeks. And, thankfully, ALL of our lambs are SOLD!!
I am out of here!! See y'all soon.