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Fall Shows Part 3......

Posted by Lewis White on

I've always loved the look of Jacob sheep.  Nothing commands attention like all those horns. Oh, and the spots....so often with sheep you have spots but you don't really see all of them all the time.  With CVMs, when you shear, all those spots, speckles & stripes are right there in your face.  As the fleece grows out, you lose them in the lock compression, sun bleaching, and dirt that can cling to an uncoated fleece.  Not with Jacobs.  Those spots are shining all the time.  Knowing that when you plan a project you have a good sized amount of...

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Fall Shows Part 2...

Posted by Lewis White on

Here's another pic of carded sliver destined for Rhinebeck. Sockables....90% dyed wool & 10% acrylic   On the left, a blend of greens and on the right a blend of pinks & reds with a hint of purple.  Now to share something from the "all things weird" category as a cautionary tale for anyone who reads it......Got an email the other day that was supposedly from a customer.  She had a lot of complaints running the full gamut from bad packaging, fiber that was (and I quote) "excrement" and a help desk that did not help and instead made fun...

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Fall Shows...

Posted by Lewis White on

Leaves are beginning to drift to the ground and the fall shows are rapidly approaching.  Little Barn will be attending New York Sheep & Wool in Rhinebeck, N.Y. and SAFF in Fletcher, N.C.  Some of the shows haven't been as busy in the last 3 or 4 years.  This fall we hope to see a lot of folks attending and celebrating all things fleece and fiber.  Let's show that hurricanes & disgusting politics cannot keep sheep & fiber people down! We will be posting to this blog regularly as we begin stocking and packaging for the festivals.  To get things...

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I Think I Missed Spring...

Posted by Lewis White on

I had every intention of keeping a more regular blog this year.  Yeah.....that didn't happen.  Somewhere around the last of April we lost our internet service and spent almost 6 weeks trying to resolve the issue.  Honestly, I've had dental surgery that was easier than trying to get technical support from a cable company.  4 service appointments that ended in "no shows", more calls than I can count, emails to corporate headquarters, completely re-cabling from the road and inside the house.  The problem?  We have a gate on our driveway.  Evidently, according to most utility services you are no longer...

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Winter....

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Winter 2016 is pretty much over.....such as it was.  Unseasonably warm with intermittent days of cold.  Sort of like riding a temperature roller coaster.  After the drought last year, we had hoped to be able to re-seed the pastures but the early spring temps haven't given us that opportunity.  Here's hoping that nature can repair itself and we have lush grass for the spring lambs.  Winter was spent gathering eggs.  These silly birds of ours didn't realize they were supposed to slow down the egg production during winter.  Every month the egg tally has grown by 100.  (Not kidding about...

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