Friday, September 25, 2009

In Case There Were Any Doubts...

...that this is a farm based operation.



I believe "learn to spin" drop spindles drying on our manure spreader ought to clear it up.



And here's what my lovely wool house looks like. My friend Julie came by today and we weighed out one ounce bundles of roving - they're everywhere.



Do this too often in the real house and that's how you get a separate building - an insider secret ;-).

So what's going on? We're getting ready for the Kentucky Wool Festival in Falmouth, Kentucky, next weekend. Keep in mind that it's more of a wool festival in name, but we've managed to fill a 100' tent this year - 19 fiber vendors! We are all really excited about that.

If you are interested in finding out more about the sheep and wool tent, check out our blog. We just started it in response to several complaints about the main festival not responding to inquiries. Hopefully this will help - spread the word.

And if you are in the area, please come by and say "hay".

Another insider tip...the festival food is outstanding.

12 comments:

Alice said...

What a clever use for a manure spreader! looks like a productive "crop" of spindles to me!
wool house looks plenty busy, they way it should be. It was just too neat and orderly when it was new.

Michelle said...

Having enjoyed my four one-ounce balls from you so much, your photo of the wool house makes me want jump right in! I hope the weekend goes GREAT for all of you who give the festival its name!

~Tonia~ said...

Crappy drop spindles hu? LOL ;-) You should see the things that Kevin comes up with. He is going to make me a drying rack for fleece out of pvc and an old soccer net he found in the trash.

Can't wait for next weekend. Looks like the weather might be cool this year. :)

Can I come and live in the wool house? I could be like your own Rumpelstiltskin story. :)

kristi said...

Best Wishes for a productive time at the show and I really think I need a wool house too...but I guess I should really start learning how to do more things with my wool too:)

Loco Lindy said...

The final product looks great!!

lisa said...

I see a loom in the background. What kind is it?

thecrazysheeplady said...

I have a 48" 4 harness Macomber and a 24" 8 harness Baby Mac. I love both of those looms and can't wait until about November when I can start (finally) weaving my Christmas gifts! Busy fall.

Joanna@BooneDocksWilcox said...

love the wool house and yes I see down that you arre a real working farm.

Kathy said...

Neat! I used to have a "wool room"/studio, but when we moved to this place I had to share space, darn it. It was share or have no space for animals, ie sheep, so...

The rest is history. :) Love the loom! What is it? Looks like an older one.

May you have the best of sales at your event! You go, girl! :)

tonya fedders said...

Girl..... you have got the wool GO-IN' on! It looks wonderful!

Terri and Randy Carlson said...

Your wool house looks so much nicer than mine! I need to do some re-organizing! thanks for the inspiration.

Barbara's Spot on the Blog said...

I just laughed out loud seeing those spindles drying. I must say it's comforting to know there are other people out there who are just a little bit different, just like me :)

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