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Admit It: We need herding tape

For those of us without perfectly trained sheep dogs, herding our animals into a different section of pasture can be quite a challenge. I am in the category of those without sheep dogs, and I have learned through experience the need for something to aid in efficient and effective herding. 143 more words

Shearing Day

Shearing Day is an annual event of great importance for the alpaca owner. After all, alpacas are bred for their fiber. Managing the flow of shearing can be difficult if you have many animals. 143 more words



… or maybe these are¬†alpacas… but here is the most annoying song about llamas:

Music... And My Favourite Gigs

Day 244

A return to work today, and a very long one at that! This evening then I’m spending a little time looking for a suitable pattern to make with this yarn… 61 more words


Slightly obsessed...

This post will work its way back in time…

I’m working hard to get the classes ready for our retreat (see Maureen’s post), which is coming upon us oh so quickly! 1,122 more words


Coreopsis Solar Dye with Alpaca

My dyer’s garden grew this summer from one coreopsis plant into seven. The more the merrier.

My original idea was to collect the flowers and dry them separately to see if the different varieties created different dyes. 326 more words

Natural Dye

learning to crochet

during the summer break between classes, I decided to teach myself how to crochet. I figure if I start now I can crochet everyone something for Christmas. 70 more words

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