Sunday, August 30, 2015

Woo-Hoo! I got a trailer!

While it may not be much of a challenge to many of you, I found a horse trailer for $900 and they will let me pay on it each month while using it!  This is a big feat for me as I have struggled to load lambs and sheep in the back of the truck.  Now if I was a big hefty guy, that might not be to hard, but considering that I'm 4 feet 9 inches tall, it is a major task for me.  Of course, it is rusty and needs work, but it is usable and that was the biggest requirement!

Oops! I didn't get a picture! Here it is dark and late.  I will have to get a picture in the morning before I go to the hardware store for some clamps to hold my ductwork in place under the house so that my air conditioner doesn't have to struggle to keep up with the heat.  Duct tape for now, but this isn't the first time the ductwork has fallen down.  Hose clamps should keep that from happening...I hope.

Did you go to the Indiana State Fair this year?  If so, did you go on a Friday, Saturday, or Sunday and go through the Family, Home, and Arts building?  You may have seen me sitting there spinning yarn like crazy.  It is more than a hobby for me.  It is a way to raise money to feed my animals.  With hay now at a stable $5 a bale and me going through about 500 bales a year on a retirement check, my animals need to feed themselves.  It is the only way that I can feed them is if I spin their fibers, sell their fibers and yarn that I spin, and sell the lambs produced each year.

Speaking of which, I still have Barney, the 2-year old Angora billy goat for sale.  He is a big pet and shares "the compound" with Snow Prince the alpaca.  It is the only pen that has a wall tall enough that Snow Prince can't jump it.

If you think you might need some yarn a certain color and have a swatch of fabric that you would like the yarn to match, I can do it.  I've been doing it for a couple of years now for a friend and enjoy tampering with the dyes to get just the right color.  A pinch of this, a dash of that, and a smidgen of something else.  It all blends together and changes the depth, hue, and intensity of the color that way.
Well, it is time to sign off.  I hope all are enjoying the summer weather.  Until next post...bye!
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