Thursday, February 1, 2018
Tuesday, January 9, 2018
On January 3rd, Joli Blon, a darkly shaded black pearl presented me with 4 new kits. There is a chocolate tort(like the sire), a black tort, a REW and a pearl. The sire of the litter is 7Pines Handsome. Since the temperatures have been below freezing for a week, and mostly subzero at night, Joli got to come into the garage to kindle. Even then the temps were below 40, but she is doing a great job with them, and they are warm, wellfed, and growing well.
Wednesday, January 3, 2018
Tuesday, December 19, 2017
I spun up some chinchilla angora seconds, and spun them up in a thick n thin single. Then I strung teal, purple and gold beads on a metallic thread, and plied them together. I really like the effect, and the yarn is very soft. There are 118 yards of this.I had some baggies of small amounts of colors hanging around, and had an idea yesterday. This skein is made from 4 colors; chestnut, baby pearl, black, and some dyed brown. I took a small handful of one color and spun it, then a handful of the next color, and repeated until I ran out, making sure not to end with the same color I started with. Then I plied it back on itself, and here is the result. There are 63 yards.
Saturday, December 16, 2017
Del is my main sire for my pearl line. He came out of my chinchillas, so his sire is GrCH Somerhill Little Big Horn (chin) and Somerhill Camlifornia (copper). He has a very masculine head, a solid body, and the sweetest temperament. He is definitely a ladies man, and very charming.
Friday, December 1, 2017
Thursday, November 23, 2017
Tuesday, November 14, 2017
|He has the type head I like on a buck. Big & blocky, with short, thick ears carried folded.|