The other day I received a box of roving from Ohio Valley Natural Fibers. I had pulled all of my moorit/brown based wool and some mioget colored, and decided to have it done into roving. I think a natural based roving in shades of brown would be really nice to have on a yearly basis. Because I am new to all of this roving, fiber, and yarn, I need to make a few decisions/calls on this idea.
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Just thinking on a Wednesday
I have 2 very solid, single coated moorit wethers of which I need to coat because I can foresee too much "extra" vegetation in their fleece. The roving I got back had some little pieces of vegetation but I think it could/should be cleaner. I have a nice, intermediate moorit ewe and then 2 mioget sheep. Would you blend the moorit and mioget or keep them separate?
I am excited to get my first true white fleeces this coming spring from Danby & Chelesa, the Romneys and Essex, my white Cotswold. Danby still likes to give me a bit of lip about the whole wethering issue but I still steal a hug on him;)
This 3 1/2 week transition time from Halloween 'till Thanksgiving creates too many anxiety issues for me.......trying to get everything ready before the first flakes start flying, preparing the barns for winter, cleaning up in the garden, wondering how bad the winter will get, am I making the right decisions on breeding, what can I make for Christmas to help with costs, ...........sigh, I will try to think about Thanksgiving break coming up and all the craft ideas and supplies I have piled high to do this winter and read all those books and magazines sitting on my table!!
So what are your pre-winter anxiety issues?