I can't believe it's already mid-summer. Hope everyone had a good 4th of July. Sid and I went to Wahkon to watch the fireworks on Mille Lacs Lake. Half of the fun is sitting on the lakeshore watching the people. The other half is watching the fireworks going off all around the lake. We've had some beautiful weather so far this year.
The strawberries did especially well, and Sid's homemade cranberry wine turned out excellent. Life is good!
|Sid in the new barn weighing one end of the 26' white oak tree trunk.|
I have two Jester sons (Teeswater/Bluefaced Leicester) that are looking good as potential wool flock sires. They are triplet brothers out of River Oaks Rita, so they carry color. I will be at the Wisconsin Sheep and Wool Festival this fall and can deliver sheep there.
I taught a class for the Minnesota Feltmakers Guild in my new outdoor class space last month. It's always a fun class and everyone learns from the fleeces and from each other.
|First step -- evaluating the fleece. Photo by Micah Kinder.|
|Students lay out fleeces as the wood fired pizza oven gets warmed up. Photo by Micah Kinder.|
|Micah and I working on her fleece layout. Photo by Sid Frantz.|
|Sid served up some delicious pizzas. Photo by Micah Kinder.|
|Thankfully everyone was stilling smiling during the rolling portion of the class.|
Unfortunately I didn't get a photo of the finished projects from the class. But two days later I hosted the Artrageous art group here. It was a bit chilly, so we all snuggled up under my raw felted fleeces.
|Photo by Thelma Olds|