Saturday, June 14, 2008

Horse Update!

Close up of Abby Rose grabbing the grass! They just got let out into their larger area today and boy do they LOVE it as we let the grass grow longer!! Abby is not as piggish as my Dream girl is. LOL~~ Her mouth fulls are never as large. She's danty.
Here is a close up of Dream being a pig thinking the grass is going to go away so she has to take as much as possible into her mouth! LOL
See the fence with the flags? That is their border as its electric fence. They don't even know how big of an area they have yet as they are to busy eatting. We had to chace them to make them run more to see how much they do have!

The lighter area is SAND as they ate all the grass in their old area. They were not sure of the new area at first as the posts are still there so they thought the wire was also. We had to lead them into it! LOL~~ We will pull the posts soon.

Hubby TRYING to get them to run into the new area! LOL~~

I tried to get it in order but, not to sure now! LOL~~ Their enclosure is now about an acre or more! I will try to get a BIG picture of it sometime. You can kinda get a hint of it once I load the pics with the girls in it!

Hubby and his Spinning wheel!

Roving from Etsy shop Copperpot. There roving is WONDERFUL and I WILL buy more soon!

this wild berries roving we bought at a LYS in Roberts, WI. Its lovely and Nate has actually started another bobin of it and it making that one even thinner to my request!

Both bobins are full on the first rovings he did on his new wheel which is an ashford.

Here is the second day or so of spinning. After much cussing and calling some friends for HELP he got the hang of it!! Thankfully we have met some great new friends here in WI. He is now really good at it and fast. He troubleshoots better also. I'm very proud and can't wait to knit with this new yarn! I have made requests of how I'd like it spun as to thick or thin or a little of both. I will keep up on the updates hopefully better. I'm really behind and is why there are so many posts today! LOL

Nate's drop Spinning!!

We bought a Drop Spindal at the Harvest Festival and Nate did do well at it but, he really wanted a wheel. It did help him learn how to draft the roving tho. A friend did have a wheel for sale and I did buy it for him. But, here is him with the drop spindal and the lovely yarn he made with it. Sorry for the topless pic of him. Its the only one I got of him actually doing it!