Thursday, February 18
Thur. Feb. 18th... Back In the Saddle Again... Sorry for the Delayed Post...Again!!!
Here is one happy guy that we're using his fiber to make such pretty things.
Again, I must say I'm sorry for forgetting all you loyal readers of the blog. I am head over heels in the revised design of our old web site viewable at the following:
We are in phase two of expanding the farm to our projected vision of last year when we acquired the alpacas and angoras to create revenue flow for the farm. We are now harvesting angora fiber and still processing last years alpaca fibers which were sitting in the "Wilson House" storage area since last spring when we first harvested the alpaca's first shearing. Since then, we have processed a few carded mats, which Vick has spun into yarn. We found that it was easier to send Bollero's fiber to Red Hook, to have a fiber house there pick and card it due to extremely fine vegetable matter in the fleece. (Another avenue of discovery)
Vicki is spinning like there is no tomorrow.....and I can't keep up with her as I run the loom, creating scarves from her yarns. She does 100% alpaca yarns, mixed yarns containing Leicester, Llama, our alpaca and angora.
Anyway....We have traversed the planned road map for the progression of the farm and before spring arrives, we are intent on having the 33 page web site, with all of our produced items for the farm and Hospice gift shop, on-line with shopping cart capability also. That has been encompassing my time lately, as I get started and then forget time. I started it yesterday morning at 7:00AM and last evening at approximately 9:45 PM, Vick said "enough.....that's enough for one day. Start again tomorrow for a little while before we get ready for Bill and Loraine to come." So...I did and went to the bedroom, jumped into the shower and laid on the bed watching TV (for a minute or two before falling asleep) and Vick awoke me at 2:30, when she came to bed after painting.
This morning I decided to do the blog before I go any further with the web site. Now was a good time to post, because I must run a carded bat of fiber from Luke's fleece and one from Bollero, so I can get weight and price data to create add to cart buttons and the drop down options in Pay-Pal. Below are some new pictures and part of the website is up...without links or PayPal buttons of course.
Go take a look.....http://www.cluckinacritterfarm.com
Keep watching us... we're Cookin'....
This is the original scarf we made first...
It was 55" long, 6" wide and weighed 4.6 oz. made of
alpaca, angora and liecester
This is the second scarf we made...
It measures 70" long by 6" wide and weighs 6.1 oz. made of Alpaca, angora, Llama and liecester
Here's a real ham advertising the hospice scarf, which is about 70" long and 6" wide, made from regular bought yarn.
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