TGIF, Y’all!

April 4, 2014

Well, I don’t know about you but I will be very happy to see the back of this week. I don’t know when I have been so physically and emotionally taxed in the span of five days. To further complicate matter, a doctor’s appointment on Tuesday ended with the doctor ordering me on to bed […]

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Duck, Duck, Goose!

April 2, 2014

This morning I got a call from the post office that our order of ducklings and goslings had arrived! We all very excitedly got out of bed, got dressed and headed into town to pick them up.  We could hear them peeping as soon as we walked in, and it was an awfully cute ride […]

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New Post Coming Soon!

March 31, 2014

The past week has been a rough one. Crazy busy with upcoming events (like our shearing party this Saturday), a mountain of work and an unexpected personnel change (Lauria will be leaving us this Friday). Add a stomach virus and the early stages of a very big project and you have the perfect storm. Something […]

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Making your own lip balm

March 28, 2014

When talking with Julie about how I have an incredibly difficult time finding lip balm that I’m not allergic to (due to added flavors / scents and other chemicals), she said that she’d gladly make some for me and that it only took about 5 minutes to make. She was not wrong! Ingredients: 15g almond […]

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Yarned by You

March 26, 2014

As the number of knits that are made with JMF yarn grow and grow in the Ravelry database, there are weeks that when looking for projects to favorite I can’t decide on a theme at all and just start clicking on all the projects that catch my interest! Here’s what I’m falling in love with […]

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All the Naked Ladies

March 25, 2014

Yesterday our friend Emily came down to shear the ewes in advance of lambing.  I’ve been around for lambings done with wool still on and with wool removed, and I can tell you I FAR prefer them to be sheared before they lamb.  It makes it soooo much easier to see what’s going on, and […]

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WIP: Charlie Sweater Finished

March 24, 2014

It’s been quite awhile since I updated you last on my Charlie Sweater. Ages and ages, in fact! In January I finished all the knitting and late last month I wove in all the ends. But I only just now finally got around to photographing it. Knowing that it would take awhile to dry, I […]

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Wine to Go

March 21, 2014

The best purchase made at Spa a couple weeks ago was not any yarn, or even the two awesome skirts and a coat that I found at a thrift store. It was a traveling wine glass. When not in use, the bowl flips upside down and locks into the base over the stem. It’s made […]

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The First Day of Spring for 2014!

March 20, 2014

It’s becoming tradition to re-post this on the first day of spring, and even though I’m far from home this year, we won’t disappoint. Before I did this project myself, I did some research. I found a reputable source that recommended putting yarn scraps out for the birds (no less august an institution than  The Cornell […]

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Sock Club Yarn Dyeing

March 19, 2014

While Susan’s out west for a trunk show, I’m dyeing yarn for our sock club. You would think that because it’s the end of March it would be pretty warm, but the forecast on Monday said that it would by 28 chilly degrees! Fortunately it was above freezing, but not necessarily in the backyard where […]

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