Another Weekend of Dyeing

We (being Nikol and I) finished all the dyeing for Phase II of our Source Book project.  

cooking

cooling

drying

finishedOver a two weekend period we dyed 395 colors!  That makes me tired just typing it!  There’s more info to come on this project . . .

In between dyeing, heating and cooling, we would take breaks and visit Ronnette Wigglesworth (aka Ronnie Wiggles) and Hokey Pokey, the new little lambs.  twins

ronnie

Last week, Ronnie was just tiny and this week she had grown so much.  

nikol-hokey-pokey

hokey-pokey

Hokey Pokey would let Nikol hold him on his back as she rubbed his chest.

fudgy-agnes

Fudgy still hasn’t had her lambs yet, but she just looked like she could pop!  

mr-shivers

The shetlands crack me up — I swear that they’re a cross between a dog and a goat (and not sheep at all)!  

uncle-honeybunch2Uncle Honeybunch wanted me to scratch his head and neck constantly — he would stretch out his neck and close his eyes to wee slits in pleasure.  All the sheep were sheared this past week and it was very funny to see them all “nekked”.  Nikol is ordering jackets for all of them, so their fleeces should be wonderful next year.

On the drive home, much of the prairies were being burned off.  

from-a-distance

This made to news in Kansas City, because much of the smoke had drifted east and was affecting the air quality in many areas.  

by-the-road

fireThe farmers have burned their fields for years to rid them of weeds and to put nitrogen back in the soil.  It really is quite a sight.  What always amazes me, is that within a couple of days of the burn, new grass begins peeking through the black and then very quickly and fresh green pasture reappears.

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Filed under Acid Dye Color Source Books, critters, dyeing, sheep

One response to “Another Weekend of Dyeing

  1. Marilyn

    I can’t wait to see the new source books. I also hope you are going to make it to next Spinsters. 🙂

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