Wednesday, October 29, 2008
Wednesday, October 22, 2008
I opened my Options set and found that the cable ends came right off when I picked them up! I called knit picks customer service and thought sure I was in for a bad time. I told the gal what happened and without any hesitation she said "I will be glad to send new cables right out" - no charge!
With customer service like that why would anyone shop anywhere else?!
Monday, October 20, 2008
Saturday, October 18, 2008
Wednesday, October 15, 2008
Monday, October 13, 2008
This week I figured out another way of going green .... I have a wash tub by the barn - near the rain barrels - I use the rain barrels to catch rain water - I use it for the animals, garden and washing animal bowls, pans etc. The weeds were getting high around the tub- I threw some bird seed in the weeds under it, and let the chickens have at it. In no time the weeds were gone, the chickens were fed AND they not only weeded but they fertilized too :)) Am I green or what?! Tee hee - I now put bird seed somewhere I wanted weeded once a day - no loud and smelly weed eater and no gas used!
Saturday, October 11, 2008
Monday, October 6, 2008
This is part of my fiber on the hoof so to speak :) They are 5 angora goats. They are all wethers - now just over a year old. From left to right names are: Hoss, Spanky, Rufus, Buster and Clyde. Their favorite game is to see where they can crawl out from under the electric fence. When one gets out the others cry until he's back in. I think they are telling on the one that's out. We sheared them twice since we've had them. The first year was almost comical if it wasn't for the tears - mine! The second year I put them on a lamb stand instead of the way we learned at shearing school - it went much easier and I could do it by myself. When they were up there I also trimmed hooves, wormed and vaccinated - all at one time - less stress on them and me :) I've spun their fiber straight and mixed with wool - I like it mixed better. I mixed it with dorset wool - dorest is really a meat breed sheep- but the fiber is nice. It has a staple of about 4" - it's crimpy- almost springy - I love it. Try it if you get a chance.
Saturday, October 4, 2008
I've been asked to start the blog - again :) I will try to blog more often - really! Hopefully I can give you an idea of where I will be for show's and what news there is on the farm. There is much to report on the animals - have been adding to the fiber flock - much to my husbands dismay. Shows are winding down - one to go for the year.