Great stuff, having room to move without cats attacking the fiber in my hand, basket, box, bag, or on the carder or the wheel. Great stuff. Here’s the bottom of a batt that will be making up a second ply for some avocado dyed *GCN. This batt is GCN Sammas, yellow silk/Merino blend, red Border Leicester, and pitch black alpaca.
*GCN = Gulf Coast Native Sheep
First Batt out of the “new” Studio, with Lailie
The ewes are penned overnight, and have their breakfast there. They were all chewing lustily, smiling at me – what a great picture! So, I ran in the house, snagged my camera, had to erase the card, and by the time I got back to the brunch…they’d finished off most of the hay and were more interested in finding “good stuff” that had fallen to the ground. Gah.
L-R: Holly, Mary, Dolly, Annie, Rosie. Out of frame on the left is Sally. Lily is hopping around at her own hay pile.
Jesse Watching Brunch
Actually, he stood on this side of the fence and had some hay while his sisters and aunts munched.
Holly & Dolly – Mama and Youngest Daughter
Holly & Dolly are still peas in a pod. Holly’s ready to lamb again, though, so it’ll be a misery for Dolly real soon. When Holly had Dolly & Raymond, Mary was brokenhearted. These days, though, even though Mary has her own little ol’ Lily, she and Dolly hang around with their maaa …
Eduardo & Lacey
Oh, and here’s a pic of a rooster whom I’ve yet to introduce. His name is Eduardo Santiago. He is a Black Minorca, terribly handsome, and quite fierce. He doesn’t like me going near “his” hennies, because I pick up their eggs. Oh well. He and Gouveia run parts of the Araucana flock. It’s a tough job being a roo. See the middle point of his hat? Yes it’s gone. Ow.
Jesse Lumpkin Gettin’ Big
Still Love a Ba-Ba, Though
Lily – 1 Week Older than Jesse & Holly-ma aka Gramma
Millie Bea – Modelling her Pregnant Shadow
Room for Me on your Lap?
Give me that BA-BA!
Thanks, Maaaa, that was deee-licious!
I’ll just take a nap here, now, ‘kay?
Why I can’t seem to finish anyth…
We sat on a bench under the big oak. Jesse loves a lap.
Winslow brought a couple hennies by to meet the young lad.
Jesse wanted to go for a walk. We went to the pasture fence to meet his brothers!
Curly Lumpkin meet Jesse Lumpkin
This was a kiss!
Who are these other guys, Curly?
Well, this is our cousin, Raymond.
Hi Raymond, you have cool horns!
Is it time for my ba-ba yet?
Teeny man Jesse Lumpkin polishing off a ba-ba
Jesse’s purty small and fragile, but he has an attitude and a half! He’s on a diet of milk replacer and electrolytes. Gettin’ stronger every hour. Today, we ran across the baby pasture together. He got winded, and as soon as I saw that, we stopped. But, his legs aren’t shaky today! My poor little lambikins.
I’m 2 days old. Where’s my party?
Maaa says it’s time to have some yucky snack.
Okay. I’m tryin’ it.
Wait. I have an idea.
Ahhhhh. THIS is more like it!
Now, how do YOU taste?