Full Moon over Jarman Prairie


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Bow Harvest Market



fiber day boothWe will be attending the Harvest Market on Saturday, October 1 from 10 – 4.  We will have natural colored wool fleeces, rovings and yarn from our sheep for sale.  I will also have natural colored finished project examples including two Cowichan style sweaters knit from roving,

Whale sweater with collar and button holes not yet knitted

Whale sweater with collar and button holes not yet knitted

a Shetland lace shawl from handspun roving, 


Shetland lace shawl

and my March of Fibres sweater using examples of the yarn for sale.

sweater on table

March of Fibres sweater

We will be at the Belfast Feed Store  at 6200 N Green Rd, Burlington, WA 98233.  It is just down from the road from us near the corners of Prairie Road, Bow Hill Road and Old Highway 99.  There is a partial list of vendors and musicians at https://bowlittlemarket.com/about-the-market/market-calendar/.  



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Growing Up

Today while I was doing chores I found an amazing sight.


It was two young pheasant roosters.  For those who have not followed this blog awhile, we used to raise pheasants in a netted pen.  Then in 2014, a snowstorm came through unexpectedly while we were out of town.  It destroyed the netting and our pheasants got away.  We used to have red goldenmelanistic and ringneck pheasants.  We mostly liked just having them but occasionally would eat a rooster as they were pretty violent with each other.  We have occasionally heard and seen a ringneck rooster since then but nothing else.  So today was a pleasant surprise.  There is one rooster that appears to have melanistic traits.


and another that appears to be all ringneck.


The peacock is concerned with these new visitors to his barnyard.  I am guessing they are young brothers as they are hanging out together.

Some of our other critters are growing up too.  The hogs, Curly and Moe, are getting bigger.  They are enjoying their feed, bread and fruit.  They especially like the plums used to make wine.


The chicks that were born in May are sure growing up.  Here are three of the roosters from the hatching.


And the lambs born last year are looking more mature.  Hodor survived his castration and is doing well.  And I was struck by Wendel’s fleece color in the sunlight today.


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