Browsing Archive: August, 2013

That time of year...

Posted by Michelle on Wednesday, August 28, 2013,

It's that time of year, the rams had to move to their own man cave.  Last year I brought Ramboy in at the end of September and since I didn't want to put him by himself I acclimated him to the flock.  Well, five months later little Hope and Mumble were born on a slightly bitter morning, minus eleven degrees to be exact.  I remember every moment of that morning like it was yesterday and I don't want that to happen again.  So the boys have eachother this year as we flew little Dodge in from IL ...
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All I know about wool...

Posted by Michelle on Monday, August 26, 2013,

Isn't much compared to many.  In the short 14 months I have owned sheep and worked with fiber I have learned the basics of needle felting, how to shear (sufficiently not professionally), how to pick and wash fleeces, use a drum carder, dye wool, and I'm starting to learn to spin (thanks to my very patient dad).  Most things I have either learned from trial and error or youtube.  Today I dyed wool with Rit dye, it was raining, and I'm low on colors to felt with so I figured a good day for groc...
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I call them Hail Mary Tomatoes

Posted by ~Michelle on Sunday, August 25, 2013,

I almost laugh at how prone to bad luck I am when it comes to starting plants.  I hardly ever have luck getting my seedlings to thrive after they are transplanted, if I even get them that far.  This year was no different and I can't bare the thought to go without fresh home grown tomatoes.  So I planted a Hail Mary crop of Tomatoes, direct seed style, and waited.  Sure enough I ended up with a few hearty rows of tomato plants. I don't want to say I play favorites in the garden (or any where f...
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Time flies

Posted by Michelle Stephens on Saturday, August 24, 2013,

We have been super busy around here.  The Watertown Farmer's Market is going great but keeping up with inventory for that and the Carthage Market two days later is impossible.  I haven't been to the Carthage Market in weeks because I am busy making more dryer balls, and processing chicken to fill orders from the Wednesday market.  This is definitely a year of learning and learning to manage inventory and keep enough in stock and keeping things fresh are a challenge.  So I apologize for not be...
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