Farm Blog

Life Is Like A Box of Chocolates

I stayed up last night and watched Forrest Gump, what a great movie!  I turned it on in the middle, then watched it to the end, then when the movie…

Winter Blues Treasury

This was fun – my very first Treasury!  Etsy friends will know what I’m talking about, items handpicked by the Etsy community, usually with some kind of a theme. Leave…

Alpaca Baby Boots and Hats – FREE Patterns

A new baby, little Kiptyn Robert, was born in our family, to my brother and sister-in-law, on January 12, my father’s 79th birthday!   It had been almost 13 years…

Groundhog Day – What in the World?

Groundhog Day is a holiday celebrated on February 2. It is held in the United States and Canada. According to folklore, if a groundhog emerging from its burrow on this…

My New Yarn

So, here is where it all starts, with happy, healthy alpacas! Stress does affect fiber quality – see the smiles on these two? Meet Unlimited Joy and Ariella!  There are…

Farm Fresh Eggs

I love, love, love farm fresh eggs.  They actually have color and taste.  Hard boiled farm fresh eggs also can be very hard to peel!   They kind of just get torn apart,…

What Is Needle Felting?

Needle Felting is a craft that is easy to learn, inexpensive to do, and fun!  You can create flat objects or three dimensional objects.  Felting Needles are straight needles with barbs…

Prayer Shawls

Ice and a two hour school delay – enough to put me in a tizzy!  I’m involved in a Prayer Shawl Ministry and the group meets at my house once a…

Dyeing In A Dye Pot With Gaywool Dyes

Though there are a variety of methods, dyeing in a pot is probably the simplest, especially if you are just learning.  If dyeing yarn, it should be wound into skeins and tied loosely in four places.  Soak the fiber or yarn in warm water with a bit of detergent.  This allows the scales to open and be ready to accept the dye. 

The Weaver

I’ve heard the story, but never seen the poem, until running across it today. “The Weaver” My life is just a weaving Between my Lord and me. I cannot choose…

It Is Good

One of the many hats I wear, as a family run small farm owner, is that of delegating.  It seems that in order to do everything else I am doing,…

Winter At Alpaca Meadows

How To Spin From A Batt

Say, you’ve bought a carder and you are carding your own fiber. You doff it off the drum and now you have a large mass. Now what?  This mass you…

A New Year

The Road Less Travelled, originally uploaded by AlpacaLady. Okay, I missed it a week! I started 2010 with a reading out of the book called “Language of Letting Go” by…

Whaat?

Whaat?, originally uploaded by AlpacaLady. The alpacas.

Home

Home is where the heart is.More Winter!, originally uploaded by AlpacaLady.