Monday, January 28, 2019

January on the Farm (2019)


Tunis Ewe




January on the farm has been pretty uneventful. The weather up until this last week was unseasonably warm. This past week has made up for that. We had opened up the barnyard so the sheep have more windbreak. Extra feed and free choice hay to help them stay warm. Today we will be opening up the barn in preparation for some record-breaking lows over the next few weeks.  I am glad we are not lambing right now!



Extra Feeding Time

In the winter we have the wash facilities closed in the mill, but we still have been busy processing wool, and making dryer balls. We are offering a few different sets right now. 

Roving

Dryer Balls


Heading into February, I am usually fighting off the winter blues. Thank goodness for spinning, knitting and crafts! I did get an amazing Christmas gift from my family, a Schacht Sidekick (traveling wheel). I have wanted one for quite some time, I feel completely spoiled! It has been fun playing with it. It will be perfect for our monthly spinning meetings and camping trips!


Slipper Socks

Schacht Sidekick


I hope everyone is doing well and able to find a way to keep their animals warm during this cold spell. I know it is going to be a challenge.

Stay Warm!






6 comments:

  1. What a nice gift. I love that color too. Prayers for you and the cold weather coming through.

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    1. Thank you! We survived (haha) today is going to be in the 50s, crazy weather!

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  2. I love the color of the roving you're spinning! Yes, here in WI it will be -30-40 waaaa. It's been extremely cold the past few days, my poor horses had ice on their whiskers. I lost 1 hen, but she was old. Praying for all my friends who have to get out and take care of their flocks/herd/brood!

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    1. Thank you! Sorry about your gen. All of the animals made it through...on to the 50s, for now!

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  3. Thank goodness those sheep have nice heavy coats on! I couldn't imagine how cold it is where you are, as I have lived in california my entire life, but I have been seeing predicted temperatures well into the negative digits in the midwest and east coast! Brrrrrrr! I'm glad you have all that beautiful wool to keep you busy so you can stay inside and stay warm!

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    1. It was the coldest that we have seen! Thank goodness it was short lived!

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