Saturday, October 31, 2009

Kids at Halloween

Here they are :) Aren't they cute!!! And they did an awesome job with the pumkin carving as well. Jared did two one here at home and one at school.
And just cause she looked so darn cute one more photo of Java watching for more kids to come trick or treating -she loved all the attention she got as well.
HUGS all

Happy Halloween Java Style :)

Can you guess what she is? Here's a hint -Quote "Can you hear the lambs Clarice?"

LOL Is this first prize or what :)
Kids pictures coming soon -trick or treating will begin at 18 hundred hours!!!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Warm colours on an otherwise dreary day

Last night the dye bug bit Jared -maybe it has something to do with the 40lbs of corriedale sitting in my living room. A small business friend of mine recently got her hands on this wonderful soft fibre and offered me some of it :)
Anyways I LOVE what this kid can do with colour -even pink which is not my favorite colour glows and calls to me SPIN ME SPIN ME. LOL
Most of this will be for sale at future events - Jared wants to be either a marine biologist or a vet so his college fund needs to be very large.

Keeping your head warm this winter

A very talented knitter friend of mine helped me make some angora tams :) This month Ashfords Wheel had a very easy pattern designed for handspun. I've ordered more copies of this great little magazine -you can sign up for a subscription through Ashford Website -I don't know if they charge or not for it or you can ask your friendly neighbourhood fibre enabler (aka Satan) for a copy.
As you can see Angora works very very well :)

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Lindsay and her great big bag of everything

Lindsay is spoiled beyond belief :) She even has her own stunning Bundaflicka bag which goes EVERYWHERE with her. Unfortunalty we have to frisk her to make sure the cat is not in the bag LOL. She loves toting Nemesis around in it and silly kitty that he is he lets her. Here she is posing with it after Neme escaped. She also uses it to haul clothing up and down stairs, book to the library and even her toys. Hey what can I say my daughter knows quality workmanship! "Thank you Maggie for this beautiful bag" Lindsay says -she wants you know she can get everything she needs to come down to visit your farm in the bag ;)

Friday, October 23, 2009

The guardian at the gate

I have to laugh at the hydro men who apparently cannot read the "DOG In the Yard" signs posted all over the fence. I love when the Guardian of all she surveys pops up over the gate and startles the heck out of them. Is she not regal :)
She's my joy and best buddy especially when I am working outside.

Thursday, October 22, 2009

Goodbye Greyman

Well its over. Grimjack left us peacefully at the vets held by the bravest little 11 year old boy telling him it was okay to go and Scamper was waiting for him on the other side. You can't see the tears but they are pouring down like the rain. Jared told me it was okay that the angels had sent Neme so Shenaigans wouldn't be lonely here. He also built with his dad a lovely little box to bury him in with Grimjacks name and the date painted on top.
This is the part of life that sucks -saying goodbye to an old friend.
Grimjack you entered our lives so long ago
You made our house blessed
Go into the light and we'll see you on the other side some day

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Having to say goodbye sucks

Today I took Grimjack aka Greyman to the vet. He has had his tounge hanging out for a week and drooling excessively. Today there was blood hanging out so to the vet he went. Poor boy has bone cancer. Today I had to decide what to do after he was given a pain shot. He came home with me for one last night of loving and tomorrow its going to be hell for me. We've had Grimmy for 14 years -Daryl rescued him from a dumpster to live the life of luxury here with us. I'm worried about what will happen to Shenanigans they have been together all this time. Hopefully Neme will help fill the gap.

Tuesday, October 20, 2009


Watch the video and then post what you think LOL.

Simply stunning

Here he is one of the new arrivals here Dark Starz Heathcliff. He's a chestnut agouti German Hybrid. He is sooo stunning -look at the crimp!! Can't wait to spin some of this.......mmmmmm

Monday, October 19, 2009

Back from Rhinebeck

We're back home. Safe and sound -rolled in a midnight this morning.
Have to find the camera and unpack. Bunnies all got off safely to new owners and new bunnies came back to be delivered.
Lionheads FINALLY got picked up Thursday night -girl and her mom came at 9:15pm (was suppose to be 7:30) -she was very quick to take them and leave with barely a thank you. Oh well glad they are gone after two weeks here. They simply do not appeal to me - I like big bunnies with LOTS of fibre. Brought back two that could happily stay here a stunning black doe and an amazing chestnut buck with the crimpest fibre I have ever seen! Will get pictures posted later.

Of course the BEST fibre to be found at Rhinebeck was at Maggie's Farm -such wonderful colours and the feel I just want to make a bed of it and lay there -but then I'd spin it out from underneath me LOL

Wednesday, October 14, 2009

Two more sleeps til fabulous fibre overload

Oh yes it is coming Rhinebeck -that beautiful heavenly (kid free) fibre overload. Items are piling up to take down, bunny list is made and checked over -I swear if this youth breeder does not pick up her lionheads I will take them down there and sell them cheap!!! They've been here since last Sunday and I have to say the novelty of them soon wears off. They produce no usable fibre, eat and poop like rabbits 6 x thier size and have no real personalities.
Anyway back to fun stuff -fibr eawaits me -glorious colours and softness -squishy and soon to be mine. Yep Satan is shwoing her horns but this time the temptation is all hers LOL

HUGs all

Monday, October 12, 2009

Things I am thankful for.....

so Today being thanksgiving I thought I would share with you some of the things I am thankful for:

my children even though they drive me crazy (see above napkin that says it all)
The cats
fibre!!!! what would life be without it
my dear friends and goddess sisters -who make my life so wonderful and full
freedom -what terrible prices have been paid so we can live free
the earth and all her splendor

there are so many little things we take for granted every day - thank you for the moments and minutes of wonder and delight, thank you for the tears we shed in sorrow and frustration, thank you for the laughter and the anger, thank you for life itself!

HUGS to you all -we are so blessed here it is beyond measure

Pardon me are my horns showing??

A very good friend of mine sent me a very cute gift. Tammy of Kalwa Tuare Shetlands w sent me these amazing little horns as I'm always Told I am Satan when it comes to fibre. LOL Love them!!! Psst hey Tammy -more fibre arrivng this week (laughing and ducking)

Monday, October 05, 2009

Back to spinning and a visitor in the barn :)

So I came back from the rabbit show with 8 new rabbits yesterday -4 for me all satin angoras to replace some of the dog attack bunnies and 4 for a youth breeder up here. She raises lionheads. This one is really cute in my opinion!
I'm back to work here happily spinning my way through some more Maggies fibre -I love this colourway it reminds me of fall -the vivid blue skies against the leaves as they change.
HUGS all

Sunday, October 04, 2009

Update from the Rabbit Show

Back from the show :) Registered RM's Look At Me -she was a good girl through it all. Placed 2nd and 3rd with my senior does and also placed 2nd and 3rd with wool. Judge had wonderful comments on body types too!
My Junior Chin doe also won Best Fur -so I was pretty happy with the results.
Of course I HAD to get new bunnies came home with 4 new satin angoras.
Now to get everybody peeled down so we can start spinning their wool. DIBS on Look At Me's coat :)