Sunday, April 12, 2015
I've got back into needle felting. This is the first horse I've done. The legs aren't quite right, but other than that, I think it looks like a horse! I've made some goats, too, but for some reason, the horse has more detail than the goats do. Maybe that's because I've been around horses since I was 12 years old and goats only 14 years? I used some mohair for the mane and tail, and wool for the rest of it. I used thin electric fencing wire in the legs to get them sturdy enough to hold up. I really enjoy the felting. It is fun and it's neat to see what all can come out of stabbing fiber with a barbed needle. :-)
For yet another year, no babies were born on my birthday. I was really thinking one would be this year, but it didn't happen. Oh well, maybe next year....
The wind has really been blowing the last couple of days. It's a cold wind, too. Probably a good thing no babies were born, they'd either blow away or freeze! There were snowflakes in the air again today, too. At least the sun is shining so I don't have to run the generator to charge the batteries.
I'm washing more fleeces. I do a couple every day. I'm almost half way through them. I almost cried the other day. The Akbashes got into 6 bags of fleece and scattered the fiber all over the ground in the combing room, mixing them all up and getting them full of junk, straw, manure, etc. I saved most of it, but it's all jumbled up now. The machine is going to really have to work to get this batch cleaned up! I decided to just mix these fleeces together, they are all similar in color, and since I had to throw away some of it, there wasn't enough left to do individually, so I'm mixing these. At least I know which goats the fiber came from. Dang puppies!
Well, it's time to go feed everyone their dinner. Hope the hay doesn't blow away in the wind when I put it out for them to eat!