wool, wool, wool

We had an unexpected visit yesterday from a rep. from the town assessor’s office.  She had to do a walk-through of the house.  While walking through with her, I became acutely aware of all of the wool all over my house!  We had doors and windows open yesterday, since the rain has finally stopped, and I guess the breeze carried wool everywhere!

My kitchen floor…

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My living room…

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On my dining room chairs…

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You get the idea…

Where has it all come from?

It’s on my counters…

Here…

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and here…

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And we have open bags that are overflowing at times…

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And boxes of started crafts…

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Not to mention the newest batch of wool that is coming off one of the ewes now, which has been drying out on my dining room table (she is going through a natural sort of shedding process called “rooing”).

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There’s lots more where that came from!  Pray for perfect weather next Saturday, as it is shearing day, but we need dry weather for a couple of days before we shear!!

But the most exciting thing is what we’re doing with the wool!

Felting crafts:

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Hand carding (my oldest daughter is building up some amazing muscles!)

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And most exciting of all — drop spinning!

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We bought a great book for the girls at the Sheep and Wool Festival…

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and we found a great youtube channel with video instructions…

We now have both top and bottom whorl drop spindles (homemade!) to try out!

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And so I will not complain about the tufts of wool floating through the house, because my messy floors are a fine trade-off for children busy with productive, fun and useful activities!

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