Tuesday, May 25, 2010

My Tweed Yarn...

Finally, I have some tweedy yarn from my 3 natural colours of white, grey and dark brown. Have only 3 skeins at present but have a fair amount carded ready for spinning so hope to get more done before the next Nagambie market.

I am hoping they sell well.

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Lot's been happening....

Recently, Leigh and I have been travelling to the Northeast around Wangaratta , Euroa, Benalla, etc., in the hope of finding a property that has more rainfall and no irrigation. There were some nice properties we looked at, including one with a shearing shed "to die for", but in the end he has made the decision that we are better off where we are, and adding a shearing area and building another double garage to house all my wool, and working materials.
He found that you might have a good house and old sheds with not so good land, and vice versa. The estate agents did a great job considering there were several properties but in opposite directions at times. We almost went over towards Ballarat area which had some good land for sheep but not quite suitable for the small amount of cattle we have.
Monday, there was no work for him so he has put up a gate and some fencing around the Dairy vat room, which will work reasonably well for the shearing as well as any yarding requirements, so then all that's needed is some holding yards in the room , shift the shearing plant and put a board down and the first stage is complete.
With early summer rains and some autumn rains we had a lot of Bathurst burr set, so ongoing work to get rid of that will be prioritised, as well as more fencing before the sheep can go in other paddocks.

Below is a photo of some of the North East Yarns group with our stall during our Wangaratta Wool Day.

Recent purchases from First Edition Fibres

.....EweGiveMeTheKnits - treasures (I am not sure what I will do with these yet after they are spun).

Picking clean white fleece for my handspun tweedy yarn I have been planning....

...and carding light grey...

My father made these toys.. he generally donates these for sale at a special school in Echuca, but needs a little extra cash for glues, nails, etc. so I took them to the Girgarre Market to see what interest they held, sold one set to another stallholder.

New bright, padded tote for the stall,...

plus some more cobweb felt scarves.

Alpaca Open day at Chersam Alpacas, Koyuga...the boys are peeping over the fence to see the girls with their new offspring.