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Bedlam Farm Wool, Sold Out

Suzy and the gang

Suzy,the rest of the Bedlam Farm sheep and I, would like to thank you all for buying  their wool.

All the Bedlam Farm Wool I put for sale in my Etsy Shop sold out in just one day.

In the spring the sheep will be shorn again, and I’ll be selling more wool in the fall when it comes back from the mill.   My plan for the next batch is to keep some natural and dye the rest.

I will also have more wool since I didn’t shear four of them this past fall.  So there will be plenty of Bedlam Farm wool for everyone.

Bedlam Farm Wool For Sale

My Latest Batch of wool for sale in my Etsy Shop

I just put my latest batch of wool up for sale in my Etsy Shop.  

I don’t have a lot this time, less than 40 skeins in all.  Because I had the sheep shorn so late in the season last spring, I only sheared 6 of my sheep in the fall.  Their wool just wasn’t long enough.

The Red and Purple are dyed over the natural grays of Suzy, Izzy and Pumpkin.   It’s a mix of Border Leicester, Romney and a touch of Cheviot.

The Blue and Green are dyed from the white wool of Rosemary, Kim and Liam.  (The same Liam that Bed fended off this morning.  You can read about that here).

Each skein of wool is 200 yard and they are all 3 ply worsted.  They’re $25 each + shipping.  You can see and buy them all in my Etsy Shop.

Just click on the Shop Etsy Button below.

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Jon’s photo of Bud confronting Liam this morning.

Sunday Snow Storm

Jon and I got up early to shovel the snow that has been falling since last night.  It’s still snowing, so in between painting the bedroom we’ll be going out during the day to keep up on the shoveling.

But first, I’m also going to put my wool for up for sale in my Etsy Shop….

Wool Batting For Ellen’s Quilt

The wool batting, Fate and the Ellen’s Quilt top

It took longer than usual to get the wool batting from St Peter Mill in Minnesota.  I ordered it for Ellen’s quilt that I designed in the beginning of January.

But now it’s here and I have the back of the quilt  all ready to go, so it’s just a matter of sewing it all together and tacking it.

The wool batting is about three inches thick and so different to work with than the thin cotton I usually use.  Tacking it with yarn, makes it into a big puffy, warm and cuddly quilt.

I’m planning on getting back to it on Monday morning.

Our Trip The The Vermont Fiber Mill

At the Wooden Solider diner in Fair Haven VT

Jon and I had the most delicious egg sandwiches at the Wooden Solider Diner in Fair Haven on our way to get my wool in Brandon, VT this morning.  It’s one of those diners that never got updated, not in the past 40 or so years anyway.

At the Vermont Fiber Mill

I picked up about forty skeins of wool from the Vermont Fiber Mill.   They’re Green, Blue, Red and Purple and work beautifully together.  Red was so comfortable on the alpaca rug he didn’t want to get up to leave.

A few of Deb’s curious Alpaca’s at the Vermont Fiber Mill

The alpaca’s came out to greet us as we were leaving.  Deb and her husband raise them, and sell their wool as products or yarn.

I’ll be putting up my wool up for sale in my Etsy Shop sometime over the weekend.

 

Bringing Home The Wool

Pumpkin is a handsome wether (castrated male sheep) with the softest whisper of a “baa”.

We’re getting ahead of the snow storms predicted for the weekend and picking up my wool in Brandon Vermont this morning.  I think we’ll stop on the way at the Wooden Soldier Diner in Fair Haven Vermont for breakfast.

As always, I’m excited to see my wool, especially since I don’t even remember what colors I had it dyed this time.  I’ll post some pictures on facebook and instagram as soon as I can, and more on my blog when I get home.

Bless The Running Water

If you can’t hear my voice over the loudly running, beautiful water, I was wondering if anyone knows of the pagan celebration where people place flowers on their well to thank if for it’s water.

I remember hearing about it years ago, but don’t remember the specifics fit.  I’d love to know more about it, and celebrate it.

So if you know, please let me know…. Thanks!

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