Weathering a hurricane
On a lighter note, all this weather brings us inside, close to the warm hearth, where I have been spinning every chance I get. I learned a new technique of "thrumming" where you knit little pieces of warm fleece on the inside of your knitting, which makes a very warm and soft inside to mittens and slippers. I can't wait to try this. I am in the middle of plying a yarn, one strand of wool and one strand of mohair. This should be a very warm yarn and wear very well. I love pulling on a hat made from one of our sheep or goats' fiber. The yarn has has a name and a face to go with it. There just isn't anything like it.
The does are winding down on milk production. Marshmallow has dried herself up and Arwin and April Mae are down to half of what they usually give me. Their bellies are getting round and they all have to be dried up by the end of this month, so they can have a break before freshening again at the end of January. I can't tell if Boaz has done his job with he ewes. He is so calm and so sweet. I hope he stays that way. Well, better go and check on the pig. This is her first day out to run with the other animals. Hopefully she doesn't get in to too much trouble. Enjoy your first day of November!!