Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Current Pics of our Girls

Athena, our Easter Eve baby, hiding behind Gracie, her mom. Both are Cotswolds.
Gracie herself. She's a bit more friendly than her daughter.

Our love bug, Isabella. Izzy is a Romney/Hampshire cross. This girl would rather be with people than other sheep. She also has wonderful springy soft fiber.
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Monday, July 14, 2008

LLamas- And Spinning Them UP

Just this past week I stopped to visit some friends of mine who do promotional work for Heifer International, got a tour of the farm, committed to a spinning demo for a tour group, and left with three whole bags of raw llama.
It's beautiful stuff, very soft, but also full of guard hair. I've been sitting around de-hairing it so I can use it in my spinning demo, but, wow, slow going.
It was a great visit, and they have A LOT of critters: Chickens, ducks, geese, sheep, goats, llamas, pigs, and water buffalo. I've included a few for your viewing pleasure.
I was told that this breed of goose, sorry, can't remember the name, was used for pate in France. The llama was one of several, but all were very friendly.