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Blueball Mountain Spindle & Needleworks, the Yarn and Fiber Shop in Historic Downtown Elizabethtown KY, has become the focus of the activities of All One Farms. The Farm, itself is still where the Sheep are raised, Gardens are kept and large dyeing and processing takes place. We continue to live simply, still seek to be self sustaining and remain conscious of our role in the universe. Every day is an adventure and it doesn't always take me where I plan. Come journey with me and share my experiences as I continue evolving my dream. Email me at luna.headhearthands@gmail.com.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Princess Aurora's Surprise

Well, last night I was up half the night thinking and worrying that shy small little Merrywether was going to deliver during the night. She looks so ready. She can barely walk and has been very solicitous of affection. She has been this way for the last month though but yesterday I thought, that's it. Tonight's the night. Not yet. Standing in the barn at mid day with two wet lambs was not Merrywether but Princess Aurora who has shown no sign of impending birth. These girls are soooo unpredictable. Oh and they too are solid black, a boy and a girl. Thank goodness a girl. So now we have 6 solid black lambs, four of which are rams. I don't know Lincoln...........

Pictures laters

The Spin Garden

No it's not a garden of wool for spinning. Spin Farming is a type of rotational planting for small spaces. It started as an urban movement to bring farming to inner cities. It is designed to bring maximu profit from a small plot. AllOneFarm will have about a 1/4 acre dedicated to the Spin Garden this year. Although NoTilling is recommended, I was not able to get the ground prepared in the fall with mulch so I opted for a light tilling to remove the sod this year. Row will be tightly packed to minimize weeding. No pesticides will be used. Only organic compost will be used for fertilization. Watering is still to be worked out. Stay tuned as this develops......meantime check out spinfarming.com for details. I first heard about this on the Farm Girl connection.

Wednesday, March 26, 2008

Blinkin' and Nod

Angelica the sweet Yuglit Shetland presented twin ram lambs, Blinkin' and Nod, one week ago. Check out the white tufts around their ears and forehead. Shetlands have names for every type of marking.

A Yuglit has dark marks around the eyes and face and white wool. A Moorit has chocolate brown wool like Henna who's beautiful face graces the header above. She is unusual because of her horns.

The newborn twins take their first steps. They are small and weak and Mama Angelica seems dazed by the whole process.

Today they are one week old and they are strong and healthy and Mama is doing better, too.

My Boys

Today as usual I wake up with many things on my mind. Taxes due, dependents question, divorce worries (things are not good there. I am feeling very vulnerable and insecure financially). But then there are my boys. Will and Dave. I miss them. They are both such good boys.They are sooo big...still keep thinking they are my little boys. Let go, now!

Tuesday, March 25, 2008

New Lambs

Four new lambs arrived so far in March. Henna my beautiful horned moorit Shetland was first to deliver twins Ricky and Lucy. Both solid black like their daddy Lincoln.

Let the Blogging Begin....

I've decided that the only way to get started is to jump right in so here I go:

Sooo much going on in my head. Just now I went to check out the Farm Girls Connection for news of a Pin Keep Swap. Found it and went to check out a coupla gurl friends there. I wanted to see if Frannie had some new dolls (I am totally captivated by her dollies). They looked like they were all adopted but dropped a note anyway after checking out her doings for the last month. I've been so tied up with 'down on the farm' duties and hadn't been in touch with anyone much. Dear new friend Amy (the fabulous Art Girl) sends me to go back and check cause she had a few still available but nooooo...> I decide to check out Amy's blog first cause I missed her too. I just love her work. On her blog I followed another connection to the Pink Artist Community and loved that so much too. I missed the activities for March but I'm keeping that site too. (If I can figure out how to add links to this thing). I'm still learning.

So dear friends who find me, be patient with me. I will keep my promises to send out yarn and roving and pictures and pinkeeps and start the FarmGirl Chapter and the Farmettes and to do my own art work too. Stay tuned......


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