Saturday it was actually nice out here, no rain nor clouds! We actually hit 70 degrees! So this seemed (for whatever reason) a good time for me to put the rabbits in an outdoor pen and clean out their barn pen. Here they are in their separate corners. I introduced the two nursing does at this time so they could be weaned and hopefully the territorialism would be minimized. Below they are getting used to their new surroundings and each other. So far, so good.
Now I usually confine my fiber posts to my Raverly site; this is supposed to be a farm blog not a fiber blog. But this is too exciting to limit. I received my yarn back from the Stonehedge Fiber Mill yesterday! I had been saving up my “other” sheep breeds fleeces for 2 years and sent them in after shearing this spring. I knew I would never find the time to process them myself, and I am tired of always selling these gorgeous fleeces, year after year. So here’s Mutiny’s CVM fleeces turned into yarn:
The CVM and California Red yarns are really soft. The Gotland yarn is surprisingly coarse, but you still can see the nice sheen on it. So now my mind is whirling with project ideas- socks, shawls, maybe some weaving…
So back to my regularly scheduled farm blog…Our hens have finally decided that the new nest boxes are up to their standards: