We are super excited about our growing flock!!!
Miss Loo Loo is still producing about 4 gallons of milk a day for us and our customers. (I still have openings!) We are hoping she is pregnant, and will have her checked at the end of September when shes between 4-5 months, hopefully, along. If she is, we will be drying her off in December for her to have a few months of respite from milking and she can put her energy into the baby, which should be due in March. She is such a sweet girl! We are so very blessed to have such a great cow for our first milker. I can never thank Miss Melody B enough for selling her to us. She and her family did an amazing job with Miss Loo Loo before we got her!!!
Our turkey hen hatched out 4 baby chickens for us this summer. She was very broody and sitting on her own eggs, which disappeared somehow, we think by a coon infestation we had. So to make her happy, we stuck chicken eggs under her, and she is doing a great job as surrogate mother to them. I cant tell yet if they are hens or roosters, I hope hens!!
I'm working on blending some yak/silk with my merino for another pair of socks for hubby, and got a request for a Voyager cap from my son in law for winter to keep his head warm. This should keep me busy enough for a while. Oh, and I bought a ridged heddle loom too!!! I'm still having trouble with the big loom as far as using the foot peddles, hopefully that will be a non issue soon!! I really want those towels off of it!!! They stare at me accusingly every day they are not done! I have dreams of weaving a full size, i.e. 9 yards, of Douglas clan plaid kilt. Someday!!!
My other new venture is baking sourdough bread without using additional yeast. So far it has been a disaster. I end up with sourdough industrial sized hockey pucks. Oh well, I'll figure it out eventually.
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