Saturday, July 31, 2010
Thursday, July 29, 2010
Tuesday, July 27, 2010
Now only if people could get along as well.... Here's another of a different goat who we renamed "Badness" and Hope the sheep. Badness is so named because he gets into everything. This time, everything includes the new hay bin we put up!!
Monday, July 26, 2010
Friday, July 23, 2010
Thursday, July 22, 2010
I put a seashell next to it with water although honestly, it won't be able to get to it. It can't move around really. Here's to hoping it's alive in the morning!! Not that I want to cut up more worms, but if it works, I guess I'll do it...
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sadly, on Tuesday, Spot passed away. I don't know if there was internal injuries or what did it. I just know that I, as well as my staff, were deeply upset about the sudden loss. We buried Spot alongside the Nature Hut with a heart-shaped white rock that Drew found. This post goes out to Spot, may he fly high in heaven and play with other birds in the sky.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Originally uploaded by shoelzle
So I'm working at Breezy Point Day Camp again this summer. I'm the Nature Specialist there. Here's my pretty Alpaca. She is very timid and her owner is hoping that I will have her socialized by the end of the summer. Wish me luck with that!! Unfortunately, she hasn't been sheared properly so her fleece is very choppy looking. I have no idea how quickly fleece grows - I was hoping I could someone to shear her for me so I could spin her fleece. I'm not sure that will happen though... At some point I'll e-mail Rose from Alma Park Farms and ask her what she thinks. It's not like I don't have enough fiber to spin up now!
I did start spinning some of the fiber that I had dyed up. That's in a previous post if you want to see the pics. I'm spinning the red and am thinking of plying it with the natural off white. I don't know if it will look too "candy cane" like though... any thoughts??? Maybe I should do the Kool Aid method and dye the off white and then ply it? Maybe with a pink shade? The red is kind of a cross between wine and crimson with some warm tone to it though. I'm not sure what would match with it. The pink/purple fleece I have doesn't look good with it. Maybe the off white is the best choice? I wish this my worst problem in life!!