This shows my latest start of a fiber project. I’ve been inspired to do more of the projects I’ve been dreaming about. This one is one I have been wanting to do since 1999 when I bought one of my first sheep Babette (and my favorite) and my first guard llama. I bought them from the Modens, and she had a gorgeous rug in front of her fireplace. She said she had made it by knotting locks of Lincoln fleece. Unfortunately I didn’t ask her more about how she made it and have been pondering it ever since. I bought a Lincoln fleece at the first Shepherd Extravaganza for this purchase, and it’s been waiting ever since. So finally I decided to take the plunge. I decided to use a pattern I found in an old weaving book and weave the raw locks onto this cotton warp with fuzzy grey yarn as weft. We’ll see how it all works out!
Today was another nice day so I finally after waiting since March I have a day where it’s not raining and not eminently going to rain to clean the windows. (Of course, as soon as I was done rehanging the curtains in the evening a thunderstorm came in!)
After that I did the animal chores and then mowed the neglected tall fields. It was so muddy and deep this spring, especially around the gates, we couldn’t get the tractor in to get the fields mowed, if we could it would be all rutted up. Tom did one field last week, and I did most of two today. After 3.5 hours Tom came home from work and finished up for me. Then I grained the ewes and lambs (trying to get them friendly for the fair) and milked a goat. Just another farm day!