Saturday, June 23, 2018

What I am working on

It is a lovely, drizzly day today, I love rainy Saturdays.



Spinning Kyrie - a nice moorit fleece.







Finished spinning Lyanna's solid wool, pretty oatmeal white, next I'll spin her darker bits into a gradient yarn.  Lamb fleeces are so amazing to spin.








And re knitting Elara's hat.  I knit it once using a new cast on method and hated it, the edge was too rigid, so I frogged it and started over with my tried and true method of using two needles for the cast on.  I don't mind as I love knitting Elara's wool.


Sunday, June 3, 2018

Rams for sale

The rams below are for sale as registered (inquire for pricing if registration not required)
We breed for polled rams.
Prices do not include interstate health papers and/or delivery.
Volume discounts will be considered
50% nonrefundable deposit to hold your selection
Email any questions or if you need more information to jen6265@gmail.com

Thanks for looking!

Whispering Pines Oberyn
DOB 4/28/2017
Proven
Pearl x OKAcres Nitro
Black
2018 SF 20.1
$450

Whispering Pines Mr. Darcy
DOB 4/26/15
Proven
Genoa x Canterbury
Grey Katmoget
2018 SF 19.1
$450

Whispering Pines Tormund
DOB 4/24/17
Jane Eyre x Nitro
Fawn Spotted Katmoget
2018 SF 19.4
$450

OK Acres Nitro
DOB 3/30/2015
Proven
OK Acres Sierra x Crosswinds Thor
Spotted Moorit
2018 SF 22.2
$450

Ram Lamb
DOB 4/28/2018
Elara x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Black

$450

Ram Lambs
DOB 4/17/2018
Dowager Countess x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Fawn Katmoget
$450 each

Ram Lamb
DOB 4/24/2018
Pearl x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Fawn Katmoget
$450


Ram Lamb
DOB 4/24/2018
Ivy x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Fawn Katmoget
$450

Ram Lambs
DOB 4/25/2018
Blue Sapphire x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Fawn Katmoget
Spotted Grey Katmoget
$450 each

Ram Lamb
DOB 4/24/2018
Mrs Patmore x OK Acres Nitro
Spotted Fawn Katmoget
$450

Ram Lamb
DOB 4/28/2018
Sybil x OK Acres Nitro
Moorit
$450

Ram Lamb
DOB 5/1/2018
Jane Eyre x OK Acres Nitro
Moorit
$450


Ram Lamb
DOB 5/1/2018
O'Brien x OK Acres Nitro
Moorit
$450

Ram Lamb
DOB 5/1/2018
Genoa x OK Acres Nitro
Moorit
$450

Friday, June 1, 2018

Shetland Ewes for Sale

The ewes below are for sale. 
We breed for polled rams.
Prices do not include interstate health papers and/or delivery.
Volume discounts will be considered
50% nonrefundable deposit to hold your selection
Email any questions or if you need more information to jen6265@gmail.com



Thanks for looking!


 Whispering Pines Rosamund
DOB 4/25/2016
Sienna x Canterbury
Fawn Katmoget
2018 SF 23.0
$400

 Whispering Pines Cora
DOB 4/22/2016
Caramel Mocha x Canterbury
Fawn Katmoget
2018 SF 23.3
$400

 Whispering Pines Jane Eyre
DOB 4/21/2015
Florence x Canterbury
Fawn Katmoget
2018 SF 18.7
$400


White Pines Reawick
DOB 4/19/13
White Pine Robyn x Sheltering Pines TelSayCamden
White
2018 SF 24.4
$350



Whispering Pines Sienna
DOB 4/22/2011
Sheltering Pines Cor D Nuit x Sheltering Pines Pompey Magnus
Fawn Katmoget
2018 SF 26.2
$350

Monday, May 28, 2018

What I am Working on

Thinking grateful thoughts this memorial day as I keep myself busy this morning with wool.
washed Lyanna's fleece so I have something to demo flick carding and spinning from lock at CNY Fiber Festival in a couple weeks.


Lyanna's pretty crimpy locks.

Lyanna - fawn katmoget 2017 lamb


Elinor's fleece generated quite a lot of yarn, solid, gradient and sheep heid skeins in this blob.

Still have some of Elinor's darker locks to spin into a dark grey gradient, can't wait to see how it turns out.

Elinor, gee I think you're swell


Spinning shorter locks from Baxter, she didn't shear very well this year.

3 oz Longer locks to card into batts

Baxter, such a pretty rich black.


Baxter


Carding up black neck wool for batts
Carded black neck wool locks

And put the ewes and their lambs on a fresh pasture this morning.  Grass is growing fast!




Sunday, May 27, 2018

Chores

The four of us picked up 200 bales of hay yesterday and got them stacked in the loft of the barn.  The guy we bought the hay from kept it in an old barn that I could have spent the entire day in it was so peaceful and smelled terrific.  Remember in Little House in the Big Woods when she writes about how they have all their food stored in the attic for the winter and how you felt so safe and cozy?  That's how I feel when the barns are full of hay.  200 more bales before the end of summer and we are there. 

Then Rich and I cleaned out the barn so my arms, shoulders and hands are pretty sore today.