Thursday, June 25, 2009

Updates and ramblings....

Well, I am sure you all know I am a rambler-most of you have been subjected to my novella emails by now right? AND generally I can't even use the humidity 'fried brain' excuse either! bwaaahahahaha! Hope you are finding ways to stay cool- we are easily amused so that is a fun one here!
Here's our Dalai Llama, he is tired too! On these hots days, you may not hear from me as often because I worry (who me???? really??) about the critters. The Sandy rule is comfort first so I have to watch how much I disturb the sheep. I would rather they stayed in their cool spot than chase me around looking for treats. THAT said, Monte & Cricket (horses), Casper (honkey donkey) and even the llamas/alpacas love a nice mid day shower- or two-or three! We also play in the water tanks and keep the pot belly pigs cool by filling their self dug swimming pools- they look like little hippos, but they blow bubbles in the water- don't think hippos would stoop to bubbles???? hee hee
The sheep updated the website today with some very pretty unwashed and washed wool- along with dyed and undyed roving.... be sure to take a look about! The picture above is our gorgeous, elegant Dalai Llama's fiber, all washed and ready for a project- he is actually a llama/alpaca cross so his fleece is soft soft soft!!
This is another silver Coopworth fleece from Jacob's flock! It is soft, 6 inch locks, gorgeous silvery to steely grays with the cinnamon tips- and coated so clean clean clean!!
The sheep are also working on their Etsy shop update today! The My Little Pony spin along shawl has finally made its way to Etsy, along with some of Marshall's natural Corriedale single ply- spun on my Krosmki Symphony wheel....
The llamas and alpacas are voting today on which type of sprinkler we will be installing for them to play in- so far the front runner is a 'stand up' sprinkler that is about 3 feet tall and sprays a misty shower.... We'll let you know (and share pictures) when they decide! They sure do bicker a lot! Look forward to hearing from everyone when you have time- stay cool!

5 comments:

magayle said...

LOL! little hippos!!!! your sooooo right!!! give 'em a hug for me!!!

Taos Sunflower said...

That Coopworth is gorgeous!

JoAnne Gerwe said...

love that coopworth!!! and the llama is beautiful! what a sweetie. all is looking fantastic San!

XOXO, joAnne

MyMixMix said...

I absolutely love that you have a horse named Monte. I'm a horse lover myself, so it is very fitting.

Have to agree with Martie about the Coopworth.

Sandy & the sheep said...

Thank you all for stopping in! It is always so great to 'see' you! The Coopworth is beyond wonderful- and so is Jacob- the young man who owns those sheep! Dalai is hypnotizing everyone- hahaha! Smooches to all of you!