Saturday, June 4, 2011

Wooly Days

I spun, dyed, knitted and felted these fingerless gloves that I hope to sell someday. I am also spinning some Cormo-Romeldale fleece that I got at a fiber festival - check out the pics. I plan to ply it and knit up some nice soft socks. The wool is so dreamy to spin - Cormo is so on my sheep wish list!
In other news, the peas are being eaten and the squash and melons suffer from powdery mildew. I plan to use enzymes to kill the bugs and spray the mildew with diluted milk - heard about the second tip in Grow Great Grub, by Gayla Trail. Great book, she also wrote You Grow Girl. Grow Great Grub is definitely more guy-friendly, and has great tips for growing organic edibles in small spaces. So, what's going on in YOUR gardens and fiber workshops?

1 comment:

  1. Hi Bethany, I see you haven't posted in awhile, but I do love your spinning posts. I thought I would return the blog visit and answer your question about goats, as best I'm able. I don't know much about Nigerian Dwarfs, except they give wonderfully rich milk with lots of butterfat. There are a couple of things to consider. First.y, goats are herd animals and do not thrive as singles, so you'd need to get 2 for sure. The next question would be how much feed and hay you're willing to purchase. My neighbor keeps Nigies on a dry lot (i.e. no pasture), where they eat whatever weeds they can find plus hay and feed. For standard size goats, I read that about 4 to an acre is good if they're going to graze. I would recommend checking out some of the Nigerian Dwarf websites for better information.