Six months later, I finally got that fleece spun up, with the help of a friend's spinning wheel!
I haven't gotten motivated to knit anything with this yarn yet - doesn't look like much, but hand carding the wool and then learning to spin did take a fair bit of time, and after all that work I want to be sure I know what I'm doing!
One of the best part of all these crafts is the friendships being built with other women at our Fiber Arts Group, and it's a privilege to teach the homeschool kids too!
This fall we have also been working on our new business venture - Honeyberries! (or Haskap as they are called in Canada & Japan). We are importing plants from Canada for resale, as well as for an orchard on our acreage. Dubbed "Blueberry of the Prairie", this tasty, healthy honeysuckle berry fits right into our desire for a healthy lifestyle.http://www.honeyberryusa.com/ for more information.
Jim aquired a 1950something Alice Chalmers WD-45 tractor to push snow and for future use on our acreage.
Jim also prepared a lot for bulding a small house in the spring.