Archive for the ‘Spinning’ Category

Wind

February 12, 2009

Ok, OK-this is not turning into a weather blog, but we are having some extremely high winds.  It made for an interesting time doing chores tonight-quite difficult to pull the side barn door open.  But all critters are doing well, and it is still warm enough that the bunny water is not freezing-one less thing to take care of.   

I’m happily deep in several new books-mostly fiber related.  I finally broke down and bought A Fine Fleece  http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_gw_0_13?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=a+fine+fleece+knitting+with+handspun+yarns&sprefix=a+fine+fleece   I’m so excited-at least two-and maybe three-of the sweaters are from Jacob handspun.  Yumm!!!!!

PS-if anyone knows how to put in a clickable link without all this extra stuff, please let me know.  Time for a late dinner.  

Auf Wiedersehen.

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Heat Wave

February 10, 2009

Just changed the header colors-winter to spring-not that I think we’ll have the warm weather for long. But-it’s been nice not having to thaw out bunny water bowls three times a day. I just finished shearing Joey, my chocolate Satin/French/English mix angora.  One of these days I need to do something with the two large bins of angora that I have. That’s the problem when you own the fiber animals-no time to do anything with the fiber!!

I did make it to the guild meeting on Saturday and had a nice time. I was able to start spinning some bright Wensleydale top that Lynn gifted me a year or two ago. Seems like that’s the only time I get to spin any more; I need to just keep my wheel(s) up in the living room.

I have been knitting-have finished almost 2 dozen washcloths for the KAL the Ravelry Christian Knitters and Crocheters are doing for the Ronald MacDonald House.  I’m trying to work through my large yarn stash right now.  The only new yarns coming in anytime soon are for the Wooly Wonka Shakespeare in Lace Club.  

Doing OK so far on daily Bible reading and journaling. I average missing about 2 days a week, which is quite good for me.  This is the longest I have ever kept a journal.  I’m using a Moleskine Daily Planner-nice paper and I have my fountain pens out again.

Welcome to Amazing Grace Farm’s First Blog Post!

February 23, 2007

Hello everyone from rainy and snowy upstate New York.  This is my first foray into blogdom.  I don’t know how to use a digital camera yet, so it will be text heavy for a while.  My first goal is to be able to post some photos of lambs this year.  Jacob lambs are just so cute that I wanted to share them with everyone! 

 For those who don’t know us, my husband and I have a small farm in upstate New York.  We are the third generation on his family farm, but the first to do any farming since about 1942.  We have a small flock of Jacob sheep (for more info on these wonderful sheep see www.jsba.org), along with some angora rabbits.  We have had guard llamas off and on (currently none). 

 The name of the farm reflects our Christian beliefs: without the Lord’s amazing grace we would still be lost sinners.  My husband is a pastor of a small rural Baptist church and I am a teacher/RN at the church’s Christian academy.   We are both retired from the military.

I’ll blog more later on how this Army brat (me) ended up on a farm.  Just a warning….if you are a knitter, who starts spinning, then decides to buy some handcards, which come with some black and white fleece to play around with….be careful where it leads you!