Thursday, April 17, 2008

Here are the gang born March 29th. That makes them 19 days old. Eyes are open, nibbling at the hay, they are starting to explore their enclosure. I added a water and feed container this morning so they can start sampling those as well.

One is very, very small. I have been holding a few of the kits back at feeding time to give it time to get it's fair share. Once it gets a head start I put the rest of the kits in with the doe so all can feed.

I have been reviewing the last kits my deceased red doe had in January. I am still trying to decide if I will keep any from those births or not. I opted not to sell any of them at all. I wanted to see how they would come along once they were older. I am close to deciding, but this weekend will probably be the final decision.

For pet spinning, Warren is coming along nicely. I was able to separete Warren into grade A & B fiber. One batch of his fiber had a great deal of guard hairs in it. It has a high prickle factor so that is grade B. At the bottom of the bag was a smaller batch that was mostly undercoat. Fairly soft, but still has a few guard hairs. That was grade A. He is 2/3 rds done. I need to finish him up soon. I have an order for Toby & Reva that will arrive shortly. They are standard poodles.

My order for Tussah silk and Tencel arrived this week. I need to get on the stick and get my dying done. Hopefully the weather will hold. We have had so much wind this week and it is supposed to continue into the weekend. It looks like it will rain, but so far nothing.

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