Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Wednesday, April 11, 2018

2 weeks old photos

 Almost forgot to post these photos taken at 2 weeks of age. 
Russet and Whitehorse's 5.  There are 3 reds, a copper doe, and either a fawn or a
cream doe. 

Handsome and Clotile's 6.  3 chocolate torts, although one could be a lilac tort, 2 pearls
and a REW doe.  

Monday, April 9, 2018

Novelty Skein

Spin from alternating bands of chinchilla Satin angora, black alpaca, chocolate
chinchilla, and brown alpaca.  The angora was seconds, so spun thick and
 thin for added texture.   It made 132 yards.

Monday, March 26, 2018

Shhhhhh. We are sleeping.....

Handsome x Clotile.  3 torts, 4 pearls.  Could be some dilutes.  

Russet x Whitehorse.  4 red/fawns, 1 copper/chestnut.  

Monday, February 26, 2018

Baby update

Now we are 7 weeks!   Growing by leaps and bounds, here are Joli Blon and Handsome's babies this week.  (They have all found homes to go to when they are old enough. )  

Cajun Moon - REW buck headed for SW Ohio

Cajun Queen, tort doe headed for S Charleston, WV

Cajun Twister, choc tort buck  headed for Wyoming on March 16th

Adalida, sweet Dixie flower, the bell of the bayou.  She is not going anywhere!  

Thursday, February 1, 2018

The Cajuns are growing up

7Pines Handsome (choc tort) and Somerhill Joli Blon (pearl) litter is 4 weeks old now.  They are growing by leaps and bounds (literally!) and getting to that really cute stage now.   From left to right:

Cajun Twister (choc tort buck), Cajun Queen (tort doe), Cajun Moon (rew buck) and Adalida (pearl doe)    If you are interested, let me know, because I already am getting inquiries and reservations.

Tuesday, January 9, 2018

Welcome new babies

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.  

Here they are at 10 days of age. 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

Some novelty yarns

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.