As the New Year Begins

Taking a leaf out of the Yarn Harlot’s book (she has such great ideas), the house is clean, laundry is done, bills are paid.  Start as you mean to go on is a wonderful way to begin the year. Hopefully for my family, it will mean a big change.  Both of my boys will graduate this year, S from Humboldt State and N from High school.  The time has flown by and I can’t believe my babies are this old! My husband and I have been waiting a long time for this. You see, for us it means a drastic change. A change in lifestyle and a change in location.  This is the year we have been waiting for since 2006. This is the year we leave California and embark on the adventure of starting our own Hobby Farm. Just a little enterprise with Sheep (of course), chickens, pigs and a dairy cow!!  Finally, I will have the space for the garden and orchard of my dreams!! Finally, we can raise our own meat and dairy!  It will be a big adjustment, not only finding a place to buy but all the work it will take to make it our own. But, nobody ever said we are afraid of hard work and we are so excited to begin!

I was never one for making resolutions. I figured, if you want to do something, theres no time like the present! Why wait for a day on the calendar.  But this year, I think that I will start the year with a few… let’s call them goals!  My spinning. Oh, what can I say about my spinning other than, who has the time! Well, I am going to MAKE time. It is important to me and it is something that I love.  Poor Kaylie is sitting in the corner with the same fiber one her that I started at the cabin with the girls in October.  My goal is to get it plied and off the wheel tonight and use the drum carder tomorrow to card some of the lovely fiber I have in my closet!  After all, what am I saving it for? And if all goes according to plan, I will have my fiber from my OWN SHEEP next year to spin!! The goal for spinning will be to spin a little everyday.  Even as little as 10 minutes would be grand! It is so relaxing for me, just what I need after a stressful day at work!

Speaking of the drum carder, it has been sadly neglected, also. But, I am hoping to change that this year also.  Things in the shop are shifting this year, and I would like to get more fiber up for sale.  That would mean more time with the drum carder as I love working with the batts.

I hope that all of you have a wonderful year full of dreams coming true and time spent doing what you love! I know that Meg and I both wish the very best for you!


Happy New Year,




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