We have a small farm nestled in the foothills of the Appalachian mountains of West Virginia. We strive to be as self sufficient as our farm will allow. We raise Nubian dairy goats for milk. Angora goats, a variety of wool sheep and Angora rabbits give us fiber for spinning and knitting. We keep a flock of chickens for fresh eggs. Guineas provide bug control and alarms. We love our life here on this farm and are so thankful for our Savior, Jesus Christ. Without Him, we are nothing.
Friday, January 6, 2012
Today's the day
Well. today is supposed to be the day... the shipping order from UPS says delivery is today. The long awaited spinning wheel.... This has been several years in the making and I can't believe it's finally on it's way here. I moved the living room furniture around to make a place for it. I spent yesterday carding fleece and fiber again. I washed the fiber from "Licorice", one of our Angoras. She is black and I was getting tired of carding all white. I wanted to look at a different color. This was from her first shearing and the fiber is just like silk. I know it will be a while before I can spin her fiber because I don't want to mess it up but it was nice to be handling a different color. I need to learn about dying wool too. So much to learn and I can't wait to get started. I had a request to post a picture of the Alpaca hat I was knitting for Tim, so here it is. I wore it to the barn the other morning, just to see how warm it was and it definitely did the job. I love the ear flaps on it because they keep your cheeks warm too. Have a wonderful day. Mine will be spent listening for the rumble of the UPS truck up the holler. :)