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Sunflower Crop and Herb Drying Hoop

I decided to cut off the sunflower heads today since it’s supposed to be rainy this week.


To allow them to dry even further I put them on a herb drying hoop. 68 more words

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New Fiber Endeavor

So I’m starting a new fiber endeavor with a local fiber business, here in East Tennessee! I will only be spinning some singles for the business and they will ply them. 86 more words

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Mainly Maine

I have been lucky enough to go to Maine three times this year (so far).

In June we took a little anniversary trip to Rockland which is on the mid-coast. 332 more words

Fleece pre-cleaning

I’m finally getting ready to scour my next fleece. Everything takes me a long time, and fiber work is no exception! I got around to opening the fleeced a while back and generally picking through it. 212 more words

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Skirting a new fleece

It’s been a storage for quite a while, so I wasn’t sure what horrors I might find. I was pleasantly surpised to find no creepies or other unwanted hitchhikers. 331 more words

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Practice Fleece progress

I’ve been working on my brown mystery fiber fleece in earnest.  Consistent fiber spinning is a skill that I have wanted to really master for some time now.   233 more words

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School of Wool

The shearer came, she saw and she absolutely conquered. Since this is our first experience with wool sheep and we had zero point of reference for what to expect from a shearer, with the exception of our personal experience ‘shearing’ two of the ewes when they arrived on the farm, I must say that I am blown away by our experience. 596 more words

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