Washing wool but make it fun
I love washing wool in the summer. I can do it outside, the weather is warm and the wool dries quickly.
The problem is, we have very dry summers. Everything wants water. The sheep want to drink it. The ducks want to splash it. The garden wants to hog it all for food production... Everything wants what we have only a finite supply to give.
So I have to get creative
The key is to choose a soap that is non-toxic and will quickly biodegrade in the garden. If it has insect repellant qualities, so much the better.
The chickens love that I'm spending time with them. The garden loves the nutrition from the wash water. I get my vitamin D dose and some clean wool.
This yarn is the reason I have so many Cotswold sheep in my flock.
A stunning novelty yarn that doesn't require plying. But it does teach the spinner a lot about yarn structure.
The fibre doesn't need any fancy prep. No Carding. No combing. Just your finger, and clean longwool locks.
If they are dyed pretty colours, so much the better.
One of THOSE posts - where have I been?
I hate these posts. So so boring. So irrelevant to future readers. And yet. Here we are.
But where have I been?
Busy. Happy. Working hard.
I've been obsessed with learning YouTube. I'll be sharing those slowly on this blog. But for easier access to my videos, I encourage you to pop on over to my Crowing Hen YouTube Channel and press the subscribe button so you can get instant updates when I add something new.
As much as I love having a business website and pay a tonne of money to keep it going. I am not enjoying this interface.
It's too much like wordpress and just as buggy. I had 3 bugs just getting to a place where I could start this post, then another to add these photos. Who knows how much more frustration I'll get through to finish this post?
This website does everything possible to make blogging a chore from not being compatible with my spellchecker (instead, using the computer spellchecker which quickly shuts off for "no known language detected"). But composing it in another place then copy paste doesn't work seamlessly and has yet more bugs... and it seems to do everything possible to interrupt my train of thought.
I am just not compatible with this webhoast and if I was a little less lazy, I would be looking for somewhere else.
I'm not entirely certain the email contacts form is working either.
Hey Squarespace - I see you sponsoring lots of youtubers. Wanna give me money to switch then (if you are as good as you say) tell everyone how awesome you are?
Didn't think so.
(that's bug number 5 or 6 that came from adding a spacer than not being able to click back into this text box then when I did, the curser jumped around several times - but with the lag I had already started typing and now I have to go through and remove all the extra letters now scattered throughout the text box.. ) Scrap squarespace - hey Weebly? You want to pay me money to document these bugs? (not to mention the half a dozen accessibility issues - aka, making it difficult for people with disabilities to use the website).
Anyway, can't remember the hugely insightful thing I was about to say. Understanding this is sounding like a negative post - all the more horrid because I'm not actually going to do anything to fix the issue. There are reasons, it is complicated, it's easier to just stick with what I have for now.
If you are looking for me, I've been posting on my old blog Trampled By Geese.
And enjoying my youtube adventure at Crowing Hen Youtube Channel.
Be seeing you.
(yet another glitch adding the links... hmmm. Se why I don't hang out here?)
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