I hadn't realized it's been so long since I've been on here! So much for me being consistent in my writing!
We got a new roof put on the house, got the garden cleaned up just in time, right before it snowed. We got an early snow that doesn't seem to be leaving all the way. We got over a foot! The ground hasn't frozen, so it's slowly melting in, but not fast enough to disappear entirely. The poor trees are leaning over, some have lost big branches, and there have been a few that totally uprooted. I've had to cut quite a few down along the road just so we could get through. We're down to about 6 inches left now. It's been in the upper 30s the last few days, so it's very heavy now. I heard a branch break this morning when I was out feeding.
I am going to learn to weave! I'm going to start on a rigid heddle loom and see how that goes. This house is so small, a bigger one just won't fit in here. Once I get my craft studio up and going, then I might have room for a bigger one. I'm pretty excited! On Wednesday the guild I'm in is having a demo on rigid heddle weaving from a non weaver's viewpoint. I'm going to bring home a loom and see how it goes. I went to my first weaver's meeting last Wednesday and wove just a little bit on a 4 harness table loom. That was fun. The warping is what has kept me from doing this before now. I guess warping a rigid heddle isn't very hard or time consuming, so that is the main reason I'm starting with that kind. We'll see how it goes. If I get good at it, I'll have another outlet for my cashmere. Cashmere scarves made from handspun yarn from my own goats. I'm thinking a shawl or two, too...
I'm slowly getting the fleeces washed and ready to send to the mill for dehairing. I'm also doing some needle felted orders for people. I'm making a Bolognese dog for someone now. Then I have some mtn goat kid tree ornaments to make, then my 2017 bear ornaments. Time is going by fast, I'd better get to it! I can't believe it's November already! Where did this year go?
Hope everyone is doing okay and have a great day!