Sunday, November 11, 2018

Angora and Shetland Blend Yarn

This weekend I am doing something new.  I am blending the fur from Hazel with the wool from Pearl to make a blended hand processed and spun yarn.  Not sure if I'm doing it right, but very excited to see the result after plying, wash and dry.  I am on the second bobbin right now.  I am using 80% wool to 20% angora, will see how that works out.

Our Pearl

Hazel after clipping.  I was more focused on getting good clean clips without short pieces than a nice clean shear, which is why she appears so choppy

Pearl's raw fleece
Pearl's fleece after washing

Silky fur from Hazel
Pearl's flick carded locks

80% wool, 20% fur coming off the carder

Fluffy poofs ready to spin

Second bobbin begun, can't wait to see final result!

Saturday, November 10, 2018

2018 Lambs - Tovia

Tovia is out of Whispering Pines Sybil and OK Acres Nitro

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

2018 Lambs - Ofeibea

Ofeibea is Reawick and Oberyn's second white twin ewe.  Lovely girl...

Monday, November 5, 2018

2018 Lambs - Soraya

Soraya is a white ewe (i don't know which from their lamb photo) from White Pines Reawick and Whispering Pines Oberyn.  Its been quite some time since we have had white ewe lambs here, so this was pretty exciting for us.

Wednesday, October 31, 2018

2018 Lambs - Mara

Mara is a moorit ewe out of Whispering Pines Fanny x OK Acres Nitro.

Tuesday, October 30, 2018

2018 Lambs - Audie

Here is Audie out of Itasca X Nitro, she was born on 4/28/18.  Beautiful black based ewe lamb, hurrah!

We just took off her coat prior to photo, so the little tuft of britch wool looks like a funny tail.  It's not.

Monday, October 29, 2018

2018 Lamb - Cokie

Here is Cokie, out of Whispering Pines Pearl and OK Acres Nitro, DOB 4/24/2018.

Odds were not in our favor in 2018 goal to get more black based lambs.

If you are trying to guess our naming convention for 2018 lambs, this is probably the most unique and revealing name in the group!