Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Poultry post

Took some fun feather photos (try saying that 10 times fast hehe) yesterday at the farm. Unfortunately my camera didn't last long (forgot to charge the battery), so here's some of what I got :D

Silver Spangled Hamburg hen
Nargansette turkey hen
bantam Partridge Wyandotte hen

These next two are the same guinea, but I darkened the photo a bit so you could see the spotting a bit better. She's a powder blue, one of moms favorite colors :)

And I was very sad when I walked out to Lightnings pen....He rooed ALL his neck fleece! I should have thought about that with how soft and fine and tight his crimp mid-side is....*sigh* He's rooing out the rest of his fleece too, hard to say if there'll be any left for shearing on April 2nd. lol. If anyone is interested in fleeces, please email me if there's a particular animal you want. I took a photo, but it was with my phone, and I'm still not sure how to download photos off my iphone so I can post them on here...but they're on my Facebook if anyone wants to see them :)

I also have last years fleeces for sale. I will give deals before April 2nd to make room for the new fleeces if anyone is interested :)

Thor and his group
He's such a pretty boy.

And some ice crystals on the windshield...Part of the reason I couldn't take many photos at home as I was playing in the car on the way there....and then noticed the battery only had one bar left. *sigh* lol

All for now from the funny farm. Adam and I will be getting engagement photos done soon (won some from the Bridal Show) so hopefully I'll be able to post them when they get done.

Also! I'm looking for a double treadle spinning wheel if anyone has one for sale or knows of one for sale. My single treadle just isn't cutting it. We got it fixed, but I just can't keep a steady rhythm with it, the wheel doesn't want to keep moving the same way, and I think I'll have a better time of it with a double treadle. Would love to do a trade! Anyway, hit me up :)

1 comment:

Teresa said...

Love your new banner. You really should go to a shop that has lots of wheels and try spinning on several to see what works best for you. The treadling is the hardest to learn. Try just treadling (no fiber) while watching TV - treadle for hours if you can. Faster is easier, so start fast and then slowly try to reduce speed. I sure wish you lived closer!