Thursday, February 02, 2012
Good News || Bad News
The Good News is that it is supposed to start raining soon, and rain on and off for the next 24 hours.
The Bad News is that Silver Lining, aka Joseph, won't be coming for another 3 or 4 days because the alpaca transporter has had several weather-related delays on his trek across America, spreading alpaca joy.
The Good News is that we won't have to install our boy into his new digs in the pouring rain. Though Cindy Negen, his former owner, says his fleece is so dense he'd never even notice it. SWOON.
The Bad News is that this blog post was supposed to feature a great story about his arrival at Jacob's Reward Farm. Wah.
The Good News is, that I was so anxious to get my hands on that guy, I pulled out the partial fleece of his that our friend Lisa sent me last year--back when I thought that was as close as I'd ever get to him-- and spun it, raw out of the bag, on my Celtic Sheep Golding spindle. That was a cozy comfort. This fleece is so baby-soft-eat-it-with-a-spoon my fingers thought they had scored their own spa treatment.
I couldn't linger long, however... we've got so much coming up ....
We're preparing for our usual Spring Deluge of stuff on the calendar: Winter Fun Fiber Retreat, Wildflower Fiber Retreat, CampKIP in Missouri, Farm Camp in June, Farm Tours with real-live teaching components, Fine Arts Day at Hedgecoxe Elementary in Plano, a new class of knitters in the LRB, Farm Women School developing a kick-butt curriculum, shearing around the corner... all the while, share fiber is getting skirted, tumbled and washed. No moss growing under our feet.
The fantastic Helpers have been making a difference. Just the other day, Anela helped me clean out one of the chicken tractors which was getting really icky. Now we can all sleep peacefully, knowing the ladies are comfy, clean, and snug. We played "store" in the LRB, too. You should see a difference next time you visit...
I hope to have more information on Joseph's arrival in a couple of days. So. hard. to. wait!