Friday, April 27, 2012

Every Day is Friday

Sean and Bobbie from Ross Creek Ranch delivered our quarter share of a steer this morning and it all has to go in that chest freezer. Ian was in town so I just had Sean leave it right there. The center box is all hamburger - 36 1 1/2 pound packages. The steer was 900 pounds on the hoof and has been curing for 28 days. With shrinkage and waste, we figure we have close to 200 pounds of meat. It was raised in Sierra Valley, grass-fed, grass-finished, no grown hormones or antibiotics. It's going to last us a long time. And yes, it all fit in the freezer.

I've gone back to the pond colors but I played with the threading on WeaveDesign. I'm starting to get more comfortable with the program, thanks to Amanda's tutorial. I'm really getting low on my 8/2 cottons so ordered nine more cones today from Webs. I can't say that their Valley Cotton is the finest, but the price is certainly right, and by ordering $120, I got their 25% discount.

I'm really antsy to see if it will make a change in the interplay of the color. I won't have much weaving time over the next four days. Sometimes I'm home for several days in a row and then I have to go to town for several days in a row, and a trip to town is a lost day, given the two hours of driving.

I learned this trick from Becky this morning and wanted to pass it along to anyone who has a drum carder and prepares their own fiber. I can't get to it right away, but when I'm ready to process the bins of alpaca in the garage, I'm going to give this a try. For now I'll continue to work on already prepared roving, and there's a lot of it to work on.


LA said...

You've been busy!!! Thanks for sharing the video...she sure makes it look easy.

Benita said...

I'll be a son of a buck! That video is awesome and I can't wait to show it to Sandy. We will be doing this!!!

Nina said...

Excellent video. I'd seen that technique before but not nearly as well explained. I'll have to try that soon.