This is my first attempt to blog for Maybelle Farm. Lets see, I had my regular flu shot and the H1N1 both on Thursday. Yesterday I had a headache and just felt a little off, but today I have chills,headache and feel just crummy. I believe its a nice day for a nap. At about 1:45 p.m. I moved my 23 ewes from a pasture across the road from the farmhouse back to the barn. We got a little snow storm but it didn't amount to much. I just feel better when the sheep are close to the barn. Oh yes, now I know what I can blog about! This summer my friend Jenna put in a beautiful dye garden at Maybelle Farm for me. Three weeks ago I got large glass pickle jars and picked marigolds, zinneas, jewelweed and golden rod. I put the plants in the jar to the top and then filled them with water. You then let the jars sit in the sun and I was beyond thrilled! Wow, look at me, I'm solar dyeing.........time to open the jars, drain the liquid and throw away the plants. Holy, moley I have never smelled anything soooooo bad as opening those jars. Where was my gas mask when I really needed it? Well I managed to put the liquid back in the jars with mordanted yarn and seal them up for more solar dyeing. Time to open the jars and pull out the yarn....ugh. I washed the yarn in wool wash, a 2nd time in hair conditioner, 3rd time in avon skin so soft and i can just about stand it to put it on a wooden drying rack and let the yarn dry. Is this really worth it? I will let you know when the yarn is dry. This is your new blog post. Click here and start typing, or drag in elements from the top bar.
Kathleen - Farm Partner, Flock Shepherdess and great storyteller and (occasionally) Darcy - Farm partner, business "manager" and current web designer.