|Posted by Sue on December 9, 2010 at 5:47 PM|
It has been a long hard summer for us and I finally have some time to devote to the website since it's been frigid outside. Today though seemed like a heatwave! It got above freezing. YEA!!!! The goats, sheep and cow and I were all out in the pasture doing a happy dance. Have you ever seen a goat doing a happy dance?? NO??? Really??? Well, have you ever seen me, the non dancer, do a happy dance?? I think it might rival the goats!!! HA! But none the less...we were all happy. I, because it meant that the water didn't stay frozen all day and I didn't have to lug buckets of water to the barn and the buck pen and the ducks, geese, and the chickens and yada yada yada. Back to the happy dance!!! Oh yea, and I also had to do some fencing yesterday as the goats had figured another way out. (when your a farmer you have to do all kinds of stuff no matter the weather) and today they stood there by the new fence post and seemed to be having quite the discussion about what they were to do now! After all they only have 3 acres of pasture and clearly the grass on the other side of the fence IS GREENER!!! And all the while, I'm standing on the berm around the pond watching and I can feel my feet start to dance..the happy dancer!!!! As John Belushi once said "Because I"m the dancer!!!" (Have you seen that skit?)
Back in the house I have been sewing felted slippers and am putting my sheep fleece in between the liner and the outer material. Should make for some wonderful slippers. Watch for them on our products page. Did you know that wool is so cool? Pure wool is legendary for its ability to perfectly regulate temperature, so that you'll never feel too hot or cold, making it suitable for year-round use just about anywhere. (Wool has traditionally been the material of choice of insulation for this reason) I can't wait to get my feet in these slippers. I made a bed pillow out of my wool and my sister and I have been taking turns sleeping on it and it is wonderful.
Did you know wool-filled pillows help regulate temperature so you sleep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Breathe easier and sleep soundly cradled in luxurious comfort. They also help with allergies. Wool naturally repels dust mites, mold, mildew and bacteria, so it's the perfect choice for your sleeping environment. Although wool will compress 1/3 its size with use, it's springiness and resiliency is much better than cotton batting. In addition, the lanolin is a natural deterrent for dust mites. And have you seen the price of a wool pillow?? WOW!!! I have so much wool that I may consider making a few for sale. I covered mine in an organic cotton pillowcase that I made. I truly is a wonderful thing.
Gotta get back to it! Soups on the stove and I have a winter hat that I need to finish sewing.
Have a fabulous day!