Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Farm living is the life for me! I love being outdoors. I love gathering fresh eggs. I love fresh vegetables that I grow organic. I love being able to open a jar of canned garden goodies and know where they came from, how they were grown, and knowing that it reduces my carbon foot print on the earth.
Labels: green living
Friday, February 20, 2009
I love every thing about fiber. I love the animals. I especially love preparing the wool for spinning. This is a picture of merino and angora rolags(behind bowl of angora fiber), the merino(on the right) was dyed with natural plant dye from the farm. I blended the merino with the angora(natural fawn)on my hand cards(cotton hand cards). I spun a 2 ply yarn with it. It is so soft. I will take a picture of it to post.
Labels: wool preparation
Thursday, February 19, 2009
You might wonder why I have a vegan blog on my blog list, since I obviously raise chickens and dairy goats.I am a vegatarian, I am not a vegan. I added a link to a vegan site because my daughter is trying to be vegan. I eat eggs and dairy, but I also like to try vegan recipes(alot of them are great vegatarian recipes).
Wednesday, February 18, 2009
I will be adding 3 angora goats to my farm soon. I am getting 2 small does that I will keep for their fiber, they are too small to breed. I am also getting 1 doe that is hopefully bred. I will also breed her to my nigerian dwarf buck goat in the future. I will drive up to North Carolina to get my angoras the end of this month. I couldn't find any in South Carolina. My daughter and grandaughter will go with me, they love the North Carolina mountains.
Labels: angora goats