Tending fine-fleeced Shetland sheep and a whole lot more on a small acreage in the Willamette Valley of Oregon
Sunday, October 09, 2016
Today was all about processes. Top priority: apples. This morning Rick peeled while I cored and sliced 10 quarts of apples for apple pie filling. Once that was assembled and set aside to juice, I sent Brian out to pick another bucket of apples while I set up my work station for applesauce production. But before actually beginning, I took time out to help someone else on their "start to finish" project. A mom from our homeschool co-op is taking a multi-media production class at a local college, and asked if she could interview me for a short "from sheep to shawl" production. Today was when our schedules meshed best. We looked at sheep and their fleece, spindles, my e-spinner, my current knitting project, and several finished pieces. It was uncomfortable to be in front of the camera (and microphone), but I'm trying to "do unto others" as I would want them to do unto me. Hopefully she got all the material she needs for a satisfactory piece.
Oh, our neighbors gave us a gallon of fresh cider, and I started marinating a huge, beautiful eggplant using apple cider vinegar. So we really have covered most of the bases from apple trees to end products today!