Monday, February 22, 2010

Complete Cuteness

Can't you just see crias pronking through the fields decked out like this? I love Kristen Nicholas' beautiful knitting and farm site, and this pattern is definitely going to be in the works... one for our lap dog Munchie and one for the next especially photogenic alpaca cria that comes along! I recently purchased a Kristen Nicholas pattern for her Quarters Cap, and if this one is anywhere near as nice and fun, I'm in for a treat.

Thanks, Kristen, for continually inspiring us with color!

Farm Activities

I taught a hat felting class this past weekend at the Seldom Scene Fiber Studio- what fun! Read here for all of the details, and please note on the calendar that I have scheduled two more felting classes, one in March and one in April.The alpacas all look wonderful right now, and I'm getting psyched up for our first show in quite a long time, the Southern Select, which is the first weekend in March in Shelbyville, TN. Some of our show line up includes the animals shown here!SSF Jasper
SSF Rachel Alexandra
From L- Rachel, Serendipidous, Jasper, Hopalong, Happy Hour (f)
SSF Happy Hour

Friday, February 12, 2010

Farm Visitor

 Our little house dog, Munchie, has been carrying on a lot today and I looked out to see a new visitor under the bird feeder, chowing down on fallen seed as fast as he could....
I'm one of the rare people that has a soft spot for possums, and he seemed to know that I meant no harm as I moved close to take his picture.... though he kept his eye on me!  This wasn't our usual visitor, Albert, that I wrote about here, but appeared to be a younger possum.
He didn't tell me his name.

There was a recent discussion on Alpacasite about possums, here's an interesting link for the Possum Society of North America (no, I'm not a member!)

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Fibery Goodness

I haven't posted here in a while, but let me direct you to my other blog, as there's LOTS of fibery goodness being shared over there!  The animals are holding up just fine through this cold and nasty weather, and I'm being reminded of how wonderful and warm their fleece really is, as I stay nested with my knitting and spinning just as much as humanly possible.  Take a tour of Ohio Valley Natural Fibers and see what's been happening in the Seldom Scene Studio... .