We see the bulk of our wool growth in the coldest part of winter, proving that there is a reason for everything, even the gray and seemingly-endless procession of icy days. (Winter is the weather equivalent of a tape worm or the mosquito in terms of cosmic reason and meaning...)
All of our fleeces are shaping up nicely - with a diverse group of colors: black, silver, tan, white, chocolate, and red. The girls are growing good, long-stapled, soft wool that is staying very clean.
All of the sheep are so fluffy and warm looking that I sometimes just want to hug them. Especially when it is arctic outside and my hands are very, very cold.
They don't look receptive, do they?
More self-sufficient eating here this weekend, working through Spring's beef and chicken. For a treat, we had apples stored from Fall harvest in the orchard with raw milk butter from our girls & honey from our hives.
In the studio, I'm ready to fire a full load of mugs, tea bowls, and regular bowls (including some newly styled yarn bowls) this next weekend. Now, I am working on "kiln filler" to take up all the space in between that needs small things to help make each firing more economical.
"Vignette" pendants - and plain, raised edge pendants to fill with recycled glass.
And garden stakes in fun colored clays, since they will be mostly unglazed....