June 2017

The Fellowsheep of the Fleece

A couple of days ago I teased the next blog post with pictures of lambs...well, it's time to announce that BFF is adding three more Icelandic sheep to the flock! I know you're all shocked...SHOCKED, I tell you!!! Okay, okay...you're probably not the least bit surprised as I seem to have this overwhelming desire to add more sheep to my wee flock. But let me explain...really, there's a very good reason for this!!

BFF is moving...to IndieMade!

Blaine Fleece and Fiber is pleased to announce that our website will be hosted on IndieMade! After seeing the wonderful shop that Mirkwood Arts set up here, I decided to investigate IndieMade a bit further, and I love what it offers - super easy to get started; works in conjunction with Etsy; and very affordable! I love how intuitive it is to use, and I especially appreciate how easy it is to find answers to questions. So I hope you'll look around, see what all is on the BFF site, and let me know if you have any questions!

(5/13/17) The News at BFF

May 13th, 2017

(2/11/17) January

Dear Readers, there is so much to tell you. I apologize for taking so long to write, but honestly, I've never experienced a month like January before, and it took all of my energy just to continue putting one foot in front of the other, day after day. I hope you'll bear with me as I write about everything - the good and the bad.

(1/1/17) What's Happening at BFF in 2017?

January 1st, 2017

Happy New Year Everyone! I woke up today to snow-covered sheep - we had a winter-weather advisory last night, but it looks like maybe it's over for now...I think the sheep are relieved, and I know I am! But regardless of the weather, I'm ready for a fresh start in 2017, with plenty of goals and plans that I think are achievable this year!

(12/21/16) Yule Wishes from Blaine Fleece and Fiber

December 21st, 2016

Folks, 2016 is almost done. Can I get an AMEN?? As this bizarre year rolls to its inevitable conclusion, I thought about a few things...I thought about apologizing for not being a more consistent blogger this year.  I thought about sharing my physical woes and injuries that occurred in 2016, which have made my fiber business and even typing on the computer a challenge.  As you can see, I sat down to write this post with feelings of remorse, regret, and guilt, and a sense that 2016 just STUNK!

(10/18/16) And Cupcake Makes Five!

October 18th, 2016

I read somewhere that cats are like potato chips...you can never stop with just one. As sheep should never be forced to live on their own (flock animals NEED to have other sheep with them), I kind of figured that the same might hold true for our woolly ovine buddies...but didn't realize how easily I could get sucked into the idea of getting "just one more!"

(9/11/16) Rewinding to July!

September 11th, 2016

It is time to do some backtracking and let you all know what's happened over the summer months! I hope that wherever you are, you've had a wonderful summer (or winter for our southern hemisphere friends)! Personally, I am SO ready for autumn...but for now, I have to tell you all about the crazy 13 days of July 22nd-August 3rd!

(8/9/16) BSG, TdF, & a Roving Regatta

August 9th, 2016

I don't know about you, but my summer has absolutely flown by! I'm sure some of this is that as-you-get-older-time-goes-by-faster phenomenon, but seriously...summers NEVER used to pass so quickly for me. I used to spend them holed up inside the air conditioning, praying desperately for autumn! Now it seems like I have more to do than hours in the day to do it, and honestly, that is OKAY! Because it all seems to revolve around the sheep or fiber in some form, so it definitely makes for fun times!

(7/10/16) PHOTO BOMB!

July 10th, 2016

Before I hit you with photos galore, I wanted to give you a quick update from the last post - first off, Mikey is healing up very nicely!  His scrapes and bruises are nearly gone, and he is back to his good old sweet self! As far as yard sheep and rotational grazing go, we're figuring out a really good system that gets them into our two eastern pastures where there is still LOADS to eat, and they LOVE the routine of going out there everyday to see what's for breakfast!