Monday, December 4, 2017


These photos may not look like much however, they tell the start of a tale.  On my walk the last few days there has been warmer than usual weather.  It has been calm with minimal wind and a lot of sunshine.  The weather forecasters are warning about an abrupt change in the weather- and I believe them.  Today has been mostly cloudy and quite a bit windier.  The temps are again way above normal for us at 68 right now.  Tomorrow the predicted high temperature is to be 38!  That is actually below average.  Funny how averages work.  I am, perhaps one last time, going for a walk outside.  I noticed these dandelions blooming and stopped to marvel at their fortitude to continue to bloom this late in the season.  Sudden weather changes have been interesting to me. 
I have taken today to reflect on the change of seasons, plan meals for this week, shop for groceries, and start moving furniture making room for the Christmas tree.  Decorating will commence very soon.  Looking forward to family arriving home and all the craziness that will ensue.

Hopefully this post will find you taking time to relax, reflect and planning to celebrate.

Monday, November 6, 2017

Saturday, September 23, 2017

New Baby

As followers of the InterlockingLoops podcast, you likely have heard about our latest addition.  This ram lamb is our first sheep born on the farm.  He was born August 30.  He has his coat on to protect his fleece from vegetable matter.  His name is Harvey.  Cutie pie too.  
He is the first of new endeavors for us on the farm.  Stay tuned for more adventures. 

Monday, July 17, 2017

Summer Fruit

The fruit trees are loaded this summer.  We have apple, pear and peach trees.  We are hoping for more rain to allow the produce to fully grow.  Here are a few photos.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

TDF 2017

And so it begins.
Started with hand dyed Romney wool.  Spun on my Ashford Traveller spinning wheel and plied on my Schact Matchless.  
This spinning will complete the spin for the sweater I want to knit.  Stay tuned for that this fall.  
Here are a few photos:

Sunday, July 2, 2017


Iowa Sheep and Wool has come and gone.  The new facilities were roomy and had excellent ventilation.  Many vendors some new and some returning.  I took part in most of the Shepherding 101 classes.  I learned quite a bit and made several contacts that I can call with questions. 
The hall of breeds included adorable sheep.  I will include a few photos.  If you are free next June you will have to stop by the festival.