It has been a hectic week! We have a vendor booth and are exhibiting our sheep at the Country Lifestyle Experience this weekend. It is a new event for our area. There is a trade show and seminars. I’m hoping I can sneak out of the vendor booth long enough to attend a couple of the seminars. I will post pictures and details later, but this was too funny to wait…
Some alpacas get fancy trailers but these guys have their own bus!
They very calmly walked down the stairs and seemed excited to get in the barn.
I wish I had gotten there earlier because my sister hauled 7 goats in the back of her 4 Runner with 2 baby goats at her feet!
They are such cute babies!
I picked up some of my fiber from Charlotte at Superior Fibers on Sunday. I dropped it off at the Oregon Flock and Fiber at the end of September. I love opening the bags and diving into the processed fiber. It’s better than Christmas for me :) This round I had them blend some of the rose gray fiber from Tommy, our alpaca, in with some of the Jacob fleeces. It turned out better than I could have hoped for!
The Jacob fiber is from Wrangler and Amber. It is so soft.
I also had a lilac fleece from Celeste processed and it is really lovely…
I had some black/white and lilac fleeces turned into felted sheets.
I haven’t paid attention to yeild pecentages before, but thanks to Boulderneigh, I was curious this go around. The average was 73%.
Now I need an afternoon all to myself to spin away :)
If you are interested in buying any of the above products, please visit our store at Local Harvest.
This past weekend was the Black Sheep Gathering (a post for another time) and a few friends from California stayed with us. On Sunday morning they wanted to visit Ingrid Painter at Puddleduck Farm. They asked if I wanted to join them, I said “sure”. I was just going for the ride and I love visiting with Ingrid, but I certainly wasn’t planning on coming home with anything. This little guy was more than I could resist…
He is a Blueface Leicester/Jacob cross lamb. This cross usually produces black lambs, but he has a blue pattern on top of the black. He has a beautiful fleece that is a lovely pewter/silver color with a lot of crimp and luster. I can’t wait to blend his fleece with this guy’s fleece…
I have a nice little flock of fleece wethers now.
My poor husband just rolls his eyes at me :)