Saturday, August 28, 2010


The weather was challenging during the days we shared with 3 Japanese Farm stay students.  As soon as the rained ceased for a few minutes it was on with the the coats and gumboots and outside to experience some farm life.  The sheep are very friendly and always arrive when there is an offer of food.  In fact all the animals were fed extra well and are now back on normal feeding routine

The girls were able to follow the process of wool from start to finish with wool washing, drying on racks, dyeing, felting, spinning and even knitting a scarf.  The girls made a small piece of felt each.  As well they made a felt brooch.  I found some koala buttons at the Buninyong Button Shop.

Cooking was of interest to the girls.  Here we are making lamingtons.  I spent some time writing out recipes for the girls to try at home.  We also made sausage rolls, hamburgers and cooked a roast dinner.
After a 4.30am start this morning the girls are on their way to Sydney for the afternoon and then home to Japan.  We had to meet at the local racecourse this morning.  The race horses were training in the morning mist.
At the early morning send off the girls proudly wore their scarves.  I have blurred the faces as I feel it isn't OK to identify the girls without permission - and that was too difficult with our limited English/Japanese translation.

All the washing is finished and now to the studio to catch up on some spinning.  We really enjoyed the company of our visitors

Next weekend I will be at Daylesford Makers Market on Saturday and at the Abbotsford Convent Market on Sunday.  Some serious spinning and knitting this week.

1 comment:

Darwinstorm said...

Sounds like you had lots of fun with the students. Are there still lamingtons left for when I get home tomorrow?????

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