Tail Spin Farm ~ Living Life in a lake house in the middle of the Michigan Mitt
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Friday on the Farm
Remember this garage sale find?
Well look at it now! I am amazed at what a couple cans of paint can do for antique wicker furniture.
Now I have my "nook" corner in our bedroom.
I had to shear a lot of angora rabbits this summer due to the heat. I usually don't like to spin cut angora, we pluck most of ours for our homespun yarns. But, when I have to, I usually dye it and then run it through the drum carder. Which is what I spun this week. Here it is on my ball winder:
This is after I plied it: (I used the one ball above and plied it into 2 ply)
Here it is on my needles. The scarf should be done and in the shop today. It is beautifully soft and colorful!
We are back from our trip down south. We had a great time! The "plague" hit the three youngest here a home, so that put a damper on the trip for me trying to not worry about the kids here at home with poor Grandma's and Grandpa. The college visit was good, helping us to answer some questions about where Eldest might be next year. We also went to North Carolina and stayed at Billy Graham's The Cove Retreat Center. WOW is an understatement! This place is amazing. It is beautiful and very peaceful. We went here for a writers conference that Hubby was teaching a class at and the two oldest boys led in worship. They all did a great job and the boys were a blessing to the whole thing. The retreat center is in the middle of the woods and has lodges set up like hotels. The room was beautiful, the food was top notch (it was hard to come home a cook:)). We also were able to attend the conference classes, which were good for all of us. I had written a children's…
A year ago tomorrow we moved to our dream house on a lake. I won't lie to you, it hasn't been an easy transition. I miss the farmhouse and the amazing little farm we created. I miss my goats and turkeys, and big garden. Heck, I even miss my two grouchy alpacas. But, I've realized the last few weeks that "Being a farmgirl is not about where you live, but how you live." -mary janes farm, holds so much truth. I don't have to stop doing the things that bring me so much joy just because we changed zip codes.
Spring was always a new beginning for the farm. It was usually when I tried to time my angora bunnies to be born, although not always successful because of the Michigan weather(It's snowing here today). New chicks also became part of our spring agenda. Well, as you can see our first batch of bunnies was successful and next week I plan on heading down to the feed store to pick up 4 or 5...or 6 chicks for egg layers. We brought 5 hens with us to the lake and …