A blog about farm life, spinning, my yarn dyeing, weaving and markets. I live with my husband on a small farm near Ballarat. I have sheep, mostly English Leicester as well as dogs, ducks, chooks and a cat.
For years I have hand spun my chunky merino yarn and measured in 50 metre hanks.
Recently I was asked for smaller lengths of yarn to use as highlights/contrasts.
So now I am listing on Etsy 25 metre hanks. As well as merino I am spinning some minis in English Leicester as well. These have been more popular than I expected. Soon I'll have some available at the Arts Centre Market.
Merino Chunky yarn I have spun and dyed. The weather is still cold and I am happy to be spinning most days.
Some yarn is for the Arts Centre Market in Melbourne and today I am listing yarns on my Etsy shop. At the end of last week I had dyed merino chunky I had wound into 25 metre mini hanks. The yarn dried over the weekend and now I'm photographing and listing.
My Mothers Day gift. I'm so thankful to have wonderful children and I don't believe in gifts for Mothers Day. However as well as a lovely day out I received 3 Muscovy ducks. They are locally bred ducks and as far as I can tell listening to duck talk they are very happy here.
We have a Pekin duck called Ducky Do. Ducky do had a friend who sadly dropped dead.
All the ducks are happy living together.
The Muscovy ducks like to swim and splash in their pool - but one at a time.