Baa Baa for Feel Good Friday

April 9, 2010 by Rieshy

I found these photos this morning.  It was a beautiful Spring day. It was soft, shiny, shetland wool from a friend's flock.  A wonderful memory to: Feel Good Friday about.

Baa baa, white sheep.  Have  you any wool?
Yes sir, Yes sir, one bag full.

 I was teaching my daughter how to card wool to supply my spinning and knitting addiction.  
Before you judge, I paid her by the finished ounce; I'm not entirely self-serving.

First pass through the carder.
"See how It's not ready yet."

You never know what the neighbors are up to, even in the suburbs.

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The Girl Next Door Grows Up said...

My dad knows what just about everyone in our neighborhod is doing - he is weird like that. I can just hear him if he saw you in the back yard - it would confuse him for days!!!!

That is so cool. I want to be part of your family!

A Gracious Home said...

I didn't even know people did that anymore. What a wonderful thing to teach your daughter. Doylene

JoeyRes said...

I'm looking forward to my daughter being at an age where I can bribe here (I mean pay her) to do stuff like that for me!

Happy knitting and hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Dawn said...

That is SO COOL!! You said in your comment that you're a homeschool mom too... so you understand my interest! :) What I want so badly is to have a house on 5-10 acres, where we can raise angora or pygora goats, for fleece! Someday, eventually... :)

Susan Tipton said...

Dawn, I'd love to live on acreage too. Since I can't I've done the next best thing and made friends with local shepherdesses. The kids and I have all gotten to help shear sheep and pluck cashmere.

We did raise angora rabbits for spinning for a while. Until I realized I'm allergic:(

J.B. said...

Wow amazing. Thanks for sharing these photos. That would be fun to raise animals for fleece.
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Alexis said...

I would love to teach my children these things! Honestly, there is something about a life where you make everything from scratch that seems so awesome(and time consuming)! Great post!

bigguysmama said...

That is soooo cool. Something like this to pass on to your daughter is absolutely priceless. So few people are able to pass on something so worthwhile to their children. It will be a wonderful life skill.

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