It has been a fruitful year! We ended up with a grand total of 9 baby goats born this season. All mama’s and babies were healthy and strong during deliveries and have continued in good health. It is such a blessing when nature’s course stays on track! Here are a few photos of the cuties…… Continue reading 2017 Spring Kids!
*an intro to the intro: This is the original intro on my old website Twisted & Plied, back when I thought that the fiber arts were meant only to be a hobby and maybe a bit of a business. It’s two years later and my/our knowledge has grown. Because of this growth we needed to update…… Continue reading An Introduction..revised
I don’t think I have ever hiked so many miles for so many days. Who knew tending goats could be such a tiresome task? People who are veteran goat owners that’s who. Me, well I am still knew at it. We are still trying to fix fences that will hold them. But until this past…… Continue reading Miles on the Mountain
Today’s saga was much less dramatic. Good for me, less entertaining for you. (If you missed out on part I find it here) After getting the kids started on their lessons ( the human kind, we don’t teach the goat kids math, they have short attention spans), I zoomed into town to return the broken clippers…… Continue reading Fall Fiber Harvest: Part 2
The morning was cool, the trees are beginning to change. “What a great day to shear the goats!” Thought I. Eight hours later, I am exhausted, have two goats that have really bad unfinished haircuts, a broken set of clippers, and….a bruised ooo-la-la. I started off full of energy and optimism after watching a few…… Continue reading Fall Fiber Harvest 2015 Part 1
There we were, my husband and I shearing this lovely Angora goat Hanzel. He was almost finished. And then this happened….. Yep. Fire. It has been exactly a week today. The children and I have left to stay at Granny’s house while cleanup is happening. I have asthma so I can’t be around all the…… Continue reading Fall Fiber Harvest 2015 Part 3..and a Fire
A young girl sits at the feet of the women in her family. They are talking of news, blooming romances, and how the weather is going to affect the crops this harvest. As she listens she twirls her own little spindle with a bit of fleece her mother gave her to stay occupied. She drafts…… Continue reading a little yarn tale