Oct. 11th was the last time I wrote and so much has happened here at the farm. My niece Deb's husband K.B. arrived with a trailer load of hay (163 bales) of first cut hay. Bill Hoos arrived with 25 bales of 1st cut hay too, so I now feel better to have that much hay in the barn. I will need more but this is a good start. One of my very favorite sheep (Arwyn) was sick a week ago with possibly a touch of pneumonia but she is doing so much better now. My old Blake is still hanging in there and is out grazing today. I think that my little Oakley (ram lamb) will be going to Sandwich, N.H. next week. I can the move his two little buddies to their new area with a large shed and winter area. There is a lot of work ahead to get ready for winter but I know it will all be done soon.
I taught my first after school fiber class at the Jamaica Elem. School yesterday. Its K-2 and they were very interested and did a good job. I love to teach about sheep and fiber. Next Monday I do the first Fiber Class at the Newfane Elem. School for grades 3-4. I hope to work this weekend at the Fiber Studio and get a lot of things put away from vending on Columbus Day weekend. I will have Olivia help me put away things and then we can make a lot of kits and roving packets. There is so much to do and I just feel like I can't keep up with everything. Once I'm not moving sheep around in portable, I will have more time to work with fiber. I want to skirt a lot of wool and have it made into yarn.
Well I have to get busy making things for the Christmas Craft show in Wilmington on Dec. 8th. All the items sold there have to be handmade so I'm a needlefelting fool at the moment. I'm also felting a hat and making Christmas tree ornaments. Oh yes, we were so very lucky here at the farm as far as Hurricaine Sandy...........no damage.
So-long from Maybelle MaMa