There is a chance that winter has finally arrived in Colorado. Maybe is has something to do with the fact that I watered the garden yesterday- starting to build soil moisture so the little microbes would wake up (assuming it stayed warm). Kendall loves the snow, and is tolerant of me putting doggy clothes and … Continue reading Winter in Colorado
While we never really got winter here in Colorado I can officially say spring is here. Why? Because I got two eggs from the hens today (and I do no supplemental lighting). It will be so nice to have eggs again.
Weekends are both the hardest and easiest part of our lives/job. But I took a few minutes to watch the sunset from the back porch.
I started on the Unicorn Poo fiber blend today. It's a gift for a friend- I'd never pick this fiber for myself. She wants this as a three ply yarn. I've got a single bobbin done so far.
I just finished up my first batch of yarn for the new year. About 36 oz took 15 and a quarter hours to spin and 4 and a quarter hours to ply! I haven't measured it yet nor do I have a plan for it (not uncommon for me). It's a Taylored Fibers color blend … Continue reading Fiber goals
Monday we had a day off (mainly against my will) because we were supposed to go out and finish butchering the cow but we couldn't get there. Instead we went to Pagosa Springs for the morning (forgot our suits so we couldn't soak) and then spent the day in Durango. We went into a few … Continue reading Coupons and a day off
We went out and processed the back half of our steer today. It's food miles total 30, not sure we can get more local than that! Needless to say I won't become a butcher anytime soon. While I think I did okay, I only did okay. Which is fine when you primarily want roast, stew … Continue reading 30 Miles
My end of year total for spinning/plying was 267 hours. I made my goal of 200 hours. I think for 2018, my goal will be 200 hours of spinning singles with plying split out from that. In theory I've been told it take 1/3 the time to do the next step so I'd estimate I've … Continue reading 267 hours
After two months without precipitation we got snow on the first day of winter.
Last week I bought the dog a new toy that is supposed to slow her down while she eats. Instead it causes her to bark loudly- maybe she thinks she'll pursued it? Either way, it's an "outside" toy so as long as its's daylight hours I don't mind. 47$ saved Yesterday I went to coffee … Continue reading Three coupons