Thursday, March 27, 2008

Michigan "Saying"

A saying common in Michigan is: "if you don't like the weather, stick around, it will change soon." Very true this past year. Last week the ground was brown in most spots, except for the big piles of left over snow from plowing; then Friday 21st we got 10 inches of snow.

Well, this am it was mostly brown again till about 4pm and then huge flakes of snow began falling. It looked like one of those paperweights that you can shake to make it snow. The flakes were floating straight downward, now nearly an hour later, the flakes are smaller - but still big and they are coming at a slant, bit of a north breeze. Hope this isn't another Friday Norwest'r.

The sheep have open range right now between and around the barns because the pasture grasses haven't woke up yet. There is some left over grass (meaning not mowed late) from late fall around the buildings so they can pick their own hay, they think it is better than the stuff in the hay feeders. It has shocked a few people when they come in the drive and see them out in the open. Only one of the nice traits of merino & rambouillet sheep breeds, they don't wander far and never alone.

BTW, for those who don't know... we are in the SW part of Michigan about 1/2 way between Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo.

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Marr Haven Wool Farm Blog

Welcome to our new blog. My friend, Suzanne Higgs of Hooked on Felt, has encouraged our felting friends to create a blog, so here I go!! Do check Suzanne's blog to see the list of bloggers that she has compiled.

This blog is one of several firsts for me this year. After the Christmas rush I began dyeing some yarn for our website.
Of course, this is called Blue Lavender II. My husband knit a scarf with it.

I am learning the new circular needle technique for knitting socks, called Magic Loop. It keeps getting interrupted but maybe one day I will have a sock (hopefully, a pair) to post a picture.