Sunday, June 27, 2010

Everything is growing like crazy!

This winter there was some logging done in the woods next to my drive, so now the sun can get to my hydrangea. They have doubled in size and now the blooms are actually white instead of greenish.

Warm and wet weather so far has helped everything grow so beautifully!
Our flock is also growing this year too! This is our new ram Maxwell, he's quite the handsome young fella.

This is Yvonne, she's 3yrs. old, and has come to live on our farm and share her lovely cream fleeces with us. She also happens to be our Opal Ann's mama.

Oh sweet Della will be living here for her golden years, gettting lots of love and attention.
Our little guy Maxwell was her last lamb.

Thursday, May 27, 2010

Hot Days!

The last couple of days I have been working on the inside of the house. It has been too hot for me outside. I'm not really an outdoorsey girl in the summer. The sun and the heat get to me real quick, we are talking ZERO tolerence. We are lucky enough to have a house that is shaded most of the day, and close enough to the lake to get a good breeze. I am content to open up the doors and windows so I'm able to get the breeze and hear the birds sing. When the humidity gets high, I love to kick back with the fan and a good magazine. I will post some pictures in the next couple days of what I have been up to. I would have tonight, but of coarse my camera needs to charged...

Wednesday, April 28, 2010

What I've been up to this month...

Sorry for not posting much this month. Since shearing there has been so much to do. It has seemed overwhelming at times. I started out with sewing new coats for the sheep. I wanted to get them on right away. We took them off of the sheep about a month before shearing because they needed new ones. Well I never got out and measured for new ones, so they didn't get made or put back on. What a mess that made of their wool in the terms of vegetable matter. BIG LESSON LEARNED!!!! A stich in time saves nine. It has taken alot more work to clean the fleeces up. We have also been working on washing, picking, carding and have tried a little dying. Want to try out wet felting soon. Will post more pictures of the process in the next couple of days.
This is me skirting Ruby's fleece.
Opal Ann's Fleece.

Five newly sewn sheep coats.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

Vintage Thingies Thursday

Hi there I'm Diana, mom of the farmgals @ Dandelion Acre. This is my first time participating on Vintage Thingies Thursday. I wanted to post these items that are very dear to me, in loving memory of my Grandma and Aunt Jeanne, since they are also fitting for Easter. The vintage tablecloth was handed down from my Grandma. After her passing I was given all of her sewing supplies where I found the yellow trim that is on the lampshade. The neat part about it is that it must have been leftover from a flower girl dress she made me when I was two. The ceramic bunny and lamb lamp were made for me by my Aunt Jeanne when I was a baby. The lamp was also in my babies rooms. Thanks for stopping by and have a Happy Easter!

Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Lambs

I stumbled across this cute free pattern at . They were pretty simple to sew, and was able to finish them both in a few hours.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wool Crafting

I have been feeling the need to be creative, so I got out Caitlin's wool stash and decided to do some needle felting. I was inspired by artist Jenn Docherty and her "wool felted friends." You can check out her work at . The lamb Cait and I worked on together a few weeks ago using our own "Eleanor's" curly wool. The pink bunny I worked on most of yesterday. Cait an I also had a great time with the photo shoot.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sewing Help

I have been working on Arielle's wedding dress today, and all the house animals wanted to help. We spent most of the afternoon working on it. The dogs were never more than a couple feet away the whole time. Still have alot of sewing to go but, I think we have worked out most of the design details. I caught a few pictures of Kalli "helping."

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Today the girls and I went on an adventure with our friend and her daughter. They picked us up this morning to go to the livestock auction. They were taking some of their birds for sale. I had never been to an auction. Well we planned on just dropping off the birds and going for lunch, because we were not planning on buying anything. My friend told us there was a junk auction going on outside, so of course Arie and I were intrigued. At first glance, it looked like a bunch of snow covered crappy clothes. As we stood there scanning all the rows of junk, I noticed at my feet was a box of what looked like vintage tablecloths. Well I started to rummage thru it and a lady told me there was more linens that hadn't sold and she would sell them to me as a cash sale. We found the other two boxes and I asked her if she would take $5 for them. She seemed to be happy to get that much. We loaded the boxes into the truck not really knowing what we had bought. After a fun lunch out with our girls we decided to hit up Goodwill. No luck in housewares, but I made my son very happy by finding a Miles Davis and 2 John Coltrane LPs. When we returned home Arie and I went through our boxes to see how we had done. Out of the three boxes we found quite a few keepers (tablecloths, curtains and napkins). I also found my lost pair of car keys, that have been missing for months, in an old coat pocket that almost went to Goodwill!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Checkout Caitlin's Blog Too!

Caitlin has started a new blog too! She's going to keep us up-to-date with entertaining photos and stories from the barnyard. Go to:

Checkout Arie's Blog

Arie has been working on designing her own blog, it's . It's really cute, and is going to be showing some of the projects she's been up to lately.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Beautiful Spring Day

Today we took advantage of the nice day and trimmed sheep hooves. We would have taken pictures but we forgot the camera, of course. We couldn't believe how much the lambs have grown over the winter. Thank goodness we had Chris to help catch and hold them. We're glad to get that done before it's supposed to rain for a few days.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Love Spring!

This time of year always fills me with energy. I was up this morning just as the sun was rising. I even went out to capture it with my camera. It was still a bit chilly and the sheep were not even up yet. They didn't even get up with all the noise I made, walking on the crackeling ice. The ducks that were up and getting around were stunned speachless, because they didn't even quack at me once. I guess they are on Farmer Cait time. Anyone one that knows her, knows what I'm talking about. :-) I wished I could have trained my kids like that when they were little.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wow it's been a long time!

Sorry, about being away so long, but we decided to go into hibernation this year and skip winter. It looks like spring might be on it's way! We have so many ideas and projects planned!