I cleaned Henry's wool that we sheared back in May. I thought that was kind of fun.
That's me cutting out all the gnarled hair, straw bits and clumps. This is only 1/3 of the hair we have. I figured I would do it in batches so I don't pull my own hair out.
Oh..on the fridge beside me is our new chore chart. We are on week two and it was one of the best things I've done in a while. I'll blog about it later because it is just that awesome. I stole the ideas from a bunch of people off Pinterest so don't be too impressed.
Here are my babies helping me wash the wool. We put it in a laundry bag, added a little soap to the baby pool and let it soak for 1/2 hour. Again...Don't be impressed. You Tube taught me how to do this one.
All washed and in the sun. I still had a bunch of straw to pick out. Now I know why the You Tube people used a blow dryer on the Alpaca to get the stuff out before shearing.
Ah... There we are. Drying in the evening sun alongside my onions and garlic. Other than the cars in the background I would say it is almost an 'Anne' moment wouldn't you?? No I'm not going to spin it. I think instead it will be stuffing for a pillow. Of course never say never! lol
I had to come up with dinner anyway so I decided to take advantage of my kids amazing attitudes today and make it a cool first time turnip tasting experience. and they bought it!!! suckers.
Mashed potatoes and turnip cooked in homemade chicken broth it was. Along with fresh sweet corn, cucumbers, beans and tomatoes from the garden. Oh and our beef of course. Seriously. I'm pretty sure only our own home made ice cream (dairy cow to come in the future), could make this better.
Fresh cut flowers from our garden on the table....yep. It is the simple things that bring a smile to my face.
Glorious day....Glorious summer.