Tuesday, 31 January 2017

Fleece and Eggs

I have had a great few days with my bestie friend, we spent two days in the cabin sewing and chatting, Martin took us out for dinner on Saturday night, he cooked us a lovely venison roast on Sunday, Monday we headed into town to Books for free so my friend could choose some books to take home, we then popped along to browse some antiques and bumped into Bovey Belle a fellow blogger.
The afternoon was spent spinning, A friend gave me a very cute little spinning wheel, his mum had gone into a care home and he was wanting a new home for the wheel, as soon as I saw it I knew it was perfect for my friend, I already have two so didn't need another wheel.
My friend is thrilled to bits with it and looking forward to learn to spin.
I have been spinning myself this afternoon, Lambert's fleece 
 we carded some up yesterday
 Its coming on great 
My friend went home today so its time to get back to normal
This is our egg record for the month
132 for the month, they have been laying really well, we only have 11 layers and there are all in there first year of laying, each week throughout the month the number of eggs is increasing.
Tomorrow is the first day of the new month and I will be starting to sow some seeds, I have held off this month but now its time to get going.

 

28 comments:

  1. Glad you had a good time with your friend. Sooo impressive spinning wool!

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  2. That's one lucky friend :) The wheel looks great. Glad to see you had a lovely time and glad you're back posting.

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  3. Lambert lives on, can't wait to see what you make from his wool.

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  4. Sounds like quality time with your friend, lovely spinning wheel xx

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  5. I wouldn't have the patience to spin but can see the attraction of owning a spinning wheel!

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    1. I usually listen to an audio book while spinning

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  6. What a lovely wheel - I'm sure your friend will love learning to use that. Good to see that Lambert's fleece is being used too. I really MUST get back to crafting - especially spinning as I do enjoy it and have hardly done any in 18 mths . . .

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    1. She was so exciting I left in her bedroom for her to find

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  7. I love watching the wool spin, but I'd never have the patience for it myself!

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  8. Hi Dawn glad you had a good time. It will have done you both the world of good. I remember at the Junior school O went to we were taught how to card sheeps wool and if I remember correctly how to use a hand spindle. Would not know now. However it is lovely to see you keeping special old crafts like the spinning alive. Take care its nice to see you back. Tricia x

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    1. I hope at some point to teach some of the grandchildren to spin

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  9. A beautiful little spinning wheel. So pleased it has a new home.

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  10. Lovely to hear about your weekend with your friend. Sounds like you had a wonderful time-x-

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  11. Sounds like a lovely time! I love that you're spinning too Dawn!

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    1. It lovely to raise the animal, shear,card, spin and knit making a item that has been raised on our homestead

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  12. Sounds like you had a great weekend - and a lovely chance to catch up with your friend properly. Jx

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    1. we speak every week on the phone but there was still a lot to catch up on

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  13. Sadly the second half of this month is forecast to be another cold spell.

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    1. I dont mind the cold, but wet and windy makes everything harder to do

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  14. How lovely to be able to pass the treasured spinning wheel to your friend. The hens are doing well with the eggs, you will have masses in the summer -hopefully!

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    1. usually this time of year numbers are down on eggs but so far they are increasing

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