Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Birthday Come and Gone

Well I had a birthday on May 16th, 57 years old! I have a hard time with bdays now, as I feel like I shouldn't have them if Jeffery can't. I don't think that is so odd, but some of my friends do. My hubby sent me shopping up north to pick up some Alpaca and Llama. Now there's a man that knows his woman :)) Here are some pictures of some of what I picked up. I have run half of it thru the dryer, it is too windy to go out and shake, so most of the dust is gone. I have more than I need so I would imagine that I will have to put some up for sale. But we are working on our out building so maybe I will just,insulate, the roof:)

There are a few with veggie matter, but most of that will come out with combing and some more shaking. Only alittle straw. The colors are beautiful and really soft. There were 2 Llamas that were a little on the courser side and I will use that for weaving. I also got a couple of Suri. I hadn't ever gotten that before.

The Suri has more veggie matter than I like, but it being fairly straight and very very very soft, if combs right out and ends up with a fleece that is as soft as cashmere. I haven't gotten any pictures of the greys and the Suri yet, I will post them when I do. Anyone out there used Suri? I think I will weave a blanket with it. Should have beautiful drape.

I also have a lot of Salish coming at the end of the week, all white this time. Can't wait to mix some of it with the white Alpaca and do some dyeing. I already mixed some white Alpaca with some white CVM, almost enough to make you drool. I think I will put some of that on my Etsy site and see if someone else might like to try their hand at dyeing some really really soft fleece! I also have been thinking about mixing some sock yarns. I need to get some nylon and I think with the Salish it would be very soft and very strong. To many thoughts not enough time.

We are suppose to have thunder storms today, I just love them. The dogs have a fit, but o well. And my goats are still in the fence. Now I am thinking they are not eating fast enough and maybe hubby would like a couple of Angora Goats???? We are still working on that.

When I went to get the Llama and Alpaca, Louella the farm owner, also raises Miniature Donkeys, Scottish Highland Cattle and of course Llama and Alpaca. It was great fun to go around her farm, makes me want to take one of each home. Boy would I have to look for a new home :)

I have been trying to post to my blog at least once a week, but I also have been trying to post to the lists I belong to. I got into a rut and just read for a long time, but now it is time to participate! So that has been my early mornings before hubby and dogs get up. Only problem, I have found I need to read twice before I post, short on morning coffee leads to odd posts!

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