Farming in the Mid- Atlantic teaches you patience and planning–and learning to realize that your plans get altered. Weather and climate determine how most farming progresses.
You learn to manage weeds on the weeds’ schedule. Mow them down. They make more! It’s the give and take of nature.
Leicester Longwool Ewe
Care for the flock when they need it.
Bake bread when the temperature allows it.
Whole Wheat and Honey
Spin in the Tour De Fleece.
alpaca handyed, tufted, beaded yarn
more beaded tufts into yarn
In fact, spin almost every day for a month. Lots of yards get finished.
Manx Loaghtan fiber
Triple plied Finn Wool
And even more… Spin a fine yarn
Mohair in watermelon colors of summer
To be Navajo plied
DO a bit of wet felting with the Guild.
Wet felted wool onto alpaca
And tend the flock once more.
BFL x Cheviot mule ewe, Great Mom!
Find them some shade.
In the Shade of the not so old apple tree
And continue to care for the bottle babby until weaning in the heat of July. She’s doing fine.
Leicester Longwool Bottle lamb
Check your weeds again…They’re still growing, even when the hay has gone dormant.