07Oct

How am I Beating the Pounds?

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At the risk of feeling like the battle is won (it’s not, yet), I’m going to tell you what I’m doing to lose weight.  My “program” isn’t published anywhere or outlined by any guru.  I’ve been gathering lots of information and stirring it in with my knowledge of my own nature.  Above all, I’ve been […]
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30Sep

Fourth Saturday in Pictures

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We’re running up to an amazing fiber and yarn explosion on every side here in October… the weather nearly begs us to pull out our yarn and needles.  The Yarn Crawl starts in just a few days, and then our “Share the Harvest” Fall Gift Market is right on its heels.  Enjoy autumn in Texas […]
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26Sep

Farm Life in Fast-Mo

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Hey, friend!  I’ve been caught up in the whirlwind that is Autumn at the Farm.  Can’t believe it’s been almost a month since I sat down to check in with you.  When fall hits–when the weather turns bearable once more–the woolie activities begin to rush up, and pile up, and bury us under fun and […]
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29Jul

Knitting Needles – Material Matters

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  • knitting, knitting needles, knitting tips
Experienced knitters have their favorite type of needle, sometimes depending on the project at hand. While the only way to know for sure is by good old-fashioned trial and error, there are general pros and cons for each material to steer knitters in the right direction. Here’s a preliminary breakdown to get the ball rolling, […]
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08Jul

Well Baby Kitty Visit

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I just noticed that my last blog post was a long time ago – what happened?  Babies. Human babies require a huge amount of work — they can’t do anything for themselves and are vulnerable from every angle.  Same with animal babies.  This spring, we’ve been blessed and blanketed with new babies: ducklings, lambs, and […]
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26Jun

We’re Ready for Our Close-Up!

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A handful of times now we’ve gotten calls from professional photographers who ask to use the farm as the location for a special shoot.  Last night was one of those times.  Connie Roper brought a bevy of beautiful models, her trusty stylist Autumn, and husband/assistant Roger, and worked her magic with our pasture and critters […]
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24Jun

5 Types of Yarn Every Knitter Should Know

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  Which yarn do you reach for when you get ready to cast on?  It seems like there are so many different types of yarn, and each one has its pros and cons. Before you take on your next knitting project, get familiar with your fiber options and make the best possible selection for your […]
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12Jun

Under the Weather

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In addition to a very fun Farm Camp (which is a whole ‘nuther blog post), we’ve had a few veterinary issues to deal with this week. Our beautiful gray alpaca boy, Joseph, has very gradually gotten thinner and thinner.  Nothing sudden or dramatic, except you look up one day and you go, Boy Howdy, Fella, […]
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01Jun

Art and Geometry – Tri-Loom Weaving

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Left brain?  Right brain?  Both get a workout in tri-loom weaving.  But all of our amazing class members had the chops to succeed today.  As the instructor, I hardly had any work to do, after the initial explanation of the overall theory.  Just a few tips and adjustments and the ladies took off like rockets. […]
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31May

A Walk Around the Farm

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It’s been a long time since you and I took a little walking tour of the farm.  C’mon… DH is still doing morning chores for me, thank the Lord, so my time with the animals usually happens in the evening.  With warm temperatures creeping up on us, I like to let the sun drop pretty […]
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