This year's lamb didn't have a name but had a great grassfed life up until 10:30 this morning. Then it had a bad moment. How we ended up with this lamb is a bit of a video game side quest story. In June Spruce worked with Micah (a guy we known from the TimeBank who … Continue reading Freezer meat
I mailed a bunch of yarn out to friends this week. Mainly to make room. One of those friends has already made something from the yarn I sent.
Last night (both ahead of schedule and behind) I clocked in my 200th hour of spinning for this calendar year. Below is the yarn I'm working on, a fiddly blend that I'm not sure I like but oh well someone will. I'm ahead of schedule because the 200 hours was a goal for the calender … Continue reading 200 hours
Fall is starting so today was the first of the major harvest days. The bottom photo is all basil!
Aboveis what Barry sent back from my alpaca shipment early this summer. I never give him much guidance on what to do with it, just a rough dollar amount for mix in's (he doesn't often do 100% alpaca). This is what I have from previous orders. The tan on the lower left is all I … Continue reading Roving inventory
This is a photo I took in February (I think early in the month). I've marked off the fiber I've gone through or started (the blue in the lower part). From 39 batts to 10 isn't bad. Those batts range from a half pound to a full pound so that's a large amount. I have … Continue reading Fiber inventory
Our local first group says September is eat local month. I try each month to eat and drink as local as reasonable but sometimes it's difficult because if either time or finances. But on Saturday we've got a date and coverage. I bought tickets to the harvest dinner and I'm looking forward to it. I'm … Continue reading Eat local month
I started September with 182 hours of spinning done so far this year. That's a lot of hours and it's the start of fall so I may end the year with almost 300 hours done. I got half my alpaca fiber back (13 lbs) in four colors. Black (merino and alpaca), tan with yellow (tan … Continue reading Unicorn poo and other fibers
This feels like a modern art print but it's actually the inside of the pressure canner after the bottom broke off one of the beets. Dinner was a combo of Farmer Daniel grown and home grown.