Barbwire and Bows

I’ve been working slowly to install the south side of the garden fence. Chain link is no easy feat when doing it alone. Over the last several weeks I installed a fence post or two after work each night. I did not want to push myself too hard but now it was time to unroll…

Manure, Wool, oh MY!

Owning Angora’s is not all that glamorous. Yes, the end product of softly knit clothing is beyond luxurious but what about all that stuff leading up to it. Like the fact that there is lots of poop, oh and don’t forget the stray clumps of angora wool that get everywhere. I mean EVERYWHERE! I have…

Fall Harvest

Over the weekend Luke and I were able to finally pull the fall honey harvest off of two of our hives. Our Italian queen “Golden Girl” lived up to her name yet again as we pulled close to three gallons off of her hive. The “grumpy” hive only produced about half a gallon. I can’t…

Working hard or hardly working?

Fall is in full swing here as the colors begin to pop in vibrant yellows, passionate reds, and spicy oranges. After several days of fall rains, the well decided to quit working and I had five days without outdoor running water. What luck. However, the cistern was full so I was able to use the…

Spinning Angora Fiber

I have the sweetest little nook in my house for spinning angora yarn. The light from the big window behind my seat helps me to see what I am working with and I am nestled right next to the wood stove for maximum comfort. My traditional Ashford spinning wheel is the perfect tool for making…