Friday, August 6, 2010

Fluffy , Feathery, Bundles of goodness!

Our baby chicks arrived yesterday from Cackle Hatchery! We've got six hens and 1 rooster each of Cuckoo Marans, Salmon Favorelles, and Americauna. They are the cutest little things I've ever seen though it seems like a few of the Salmon's are hell bent on suicide. All in all it's going well, the kids are in heaven, I'm in love, and the husband is taking it pretty well all things considered.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Chaplin Creek Fiber Festival

This weekend we went to the Chaplin Creek Fiber Festival and it was awesome! They had a historical days thing going on at the same time and we got to see mounted shooting, the historical village, and lots of other neat non fibery booths. We had a really great time, the weather was beautiful and the people were friendly. I can't wait to go back next year.

When we're traveling we usually try to stay at a small family owned place but we had a hard time finding that kind of place around Franklin Grove so we ended up going to the comfort inn. For a chain hotel it wasn't bad. The receptionist gave us a discount when we told her that we were in town for the festival and we stayed in the whirlpool suite and got to make it into a nice mini vacation for us.

On the second day vince finished his second weaving project (a nice rug) and I worked on spinning some of the merino/angora roving that I had dyed. It had been calling my name since I'd put it out in my booth and finally I just couldn't take it anymore, it had to be spun. It's spinning up nicely and I can't believe I waited so long to sit down and play with it.
I also picked up some amazing Merino Fleeces with the kind of crimp that makes you drool, not that I needed more fleeces but sometimes you just can't help it.