Wednesday, February 25, 2009

the rustic rooster farm

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.

Friday, February 20, 2009

wool preparation

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.

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

angora goats

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.