Wednesday, 19 January 2011

Happy New Year!

Well, I can't believe we are the middle of January already - what happened to the time between Christmas and now?

We have been very busy getting ready for lambing which is due to start any day now. In fact I was hoping we would have had one or two new arrivals but I think because of the awful weather the mums have decided to hang onto them a bit longer - do you blame them? I do have to say though, one or two are looking decidedly fat and fed up! So watch this space for the first photos...... My friend Ali and I have a bet on who will be first - don't let me down Venus!

There has been a lot of exciting things going on though in other parts! My great friend Nicola at Halfpenny Home has now launched her website and great it looks too - do check her out and of course she is selling my yarn - including a special chunky with silk that I have had spun for her - catch the website here. Nic has also written her first book - I have ordered an advance copy so can't wait for March! It is available through Amazon here.

There have been new goat arrivals to - just look at this little one!

A friend nearby bought this little goat Eve and a friend from a lady who said that there was just an outside chance that she may be in kid - despite just being a kid herself still. Well it soon turned out that she was and that an arrival was fairly imminent - despite having been reassured that it was an October mating therefore not due to March. Well look what arrived a couple of days ago - isn't she just gorgeous - her name is Milka and she is sporting a cut down 100% cashmere jumper just to keep her warm! Mum and babe are doing really well ......

Well, that is all the excitement for now - hoping for some babies of my own soon!

Don't forget I will be at the Orford Country Market now every Saturday between 9.30 and 12.30 in the Town Hall - if you are in the area, just drop in!

T x


  1. Arghhh, gorgeous kid! I had an email from someone who bought the handspun chunky and she was thrilled with, but we knew that everyone would like it didn't we?!
    We are desperate to get over to see the lambs, I've promised my neice that we'll come.
    Hope you win and have a great New Year, Nic x

  2. What a lovely little goat!!
    It's the first newborn in a new year and I hope that lambing will be going well.

    I soon send you the pictures we took from your flock, when we were visited you in october last year.

    Some pic's are on my blog already,

    kind regards from Sonja (the Netherlands)

  3. Hi Nic
    I am so pleased that the lady loved the handspun - how could she not?? Just sending another batch off to Sheila for spinning. Will get some done with silk again and then you can let me know when and if you need more. Love the website! T x

  4. Hi Sonja
    I had a look at your blog - loved the pictures of the boys! Also saw the asses - aren't they amazing with their woolly coats - can you do anything with the fibre or is it too coarse?

    Really enjoyed meeting you both back in October - do visit again if you are over please.
    With very best wishes