Monday, November 17, 2008

This Year's Lambs, 2008

I found this great photo of all my lambs for 2008. As you can see I had a good number of dark ones, only one is a true black. The others are moorit (brown), and one is really gray with black tips. Just like her mom was. She'll shear out to gray most likely.
There was one katmoget this year, a ewe lamb gray with black. She got snapped up right quick by a local shepherd. It's always nice to see them go off to good homes.
I know I can't keep them all, and I've had to do some serious culling, about half go in the freezer and the others head off to new homes.
I really should get out to the pasture and take some new photos. Everyone's fleece have grown back for winter and still look nice & tidy. That would make for some nice posts.

Saturday, November 15, 2008

Here we are on what was probably our last outing with our QCC700s. I'm paddling an Impex Currituck and love it. It's very maneuverable especially in rough water. I feel safe in it. Paul went to a Current Design Titan, and is loving it. It's so nice to hear him having fun and not complaining of pain in his legs or back.
We learned a valuable and expensive lesson. ALWAYS test drive your kayak, paddle for a long time, like an hour if they'll let you. If the boat doesn't fit right then that not the boat for you. It's like shoes, you might really like the looks but if it doesn't fit right, then it's a bad buy.

I'm baaaack!

Hurrah! I finally got my password issues corrected, so know I can blab on my blog again. It's been a long time. I was so sick for too long, but that's all behind me. I had my one year anniversery.
My studio was accepted on the Northwoods Arts Tour, did great on the Summer tour not so good on the Fall. Had LOTS of visitors on both. Now I'm getting occasional calls for visits, help with weaving or spinning issues, or for yarn. It's good. I'm getting just about enough business that I can handle for now. It's enough.