spinning yarn

Power out!

Tuesday, November 21, 2017  Our local power company has told us to expect the power to be out from 9:00 am til 1:00 pm while they make some repairs today. So the cam will not be running during those hours. :(   I can always make a fire if it gets…
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First snow!

Friday September 22, 2017  We woke up to a white reminder that winter is not very far away! For Belle the puppy and Bogart the kitten this is the frist snow they've ever seen. Bogart is still curled up between hay bales in the hay barn but Belle is extremely…
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Knitters welcome!

Friday August 11, 2017  A knitting group came to knit at the ranch yesterday, can you imagine knitting with alpacas wandering around you?  I think they had fun. :) I know Scarlett the friendly alpaca did.  lol  They also loved the new yarns we've added to the yarn barn and…
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Thank you!

Sunday, June 25, 2017  Thanks to all who came to our event yesterday! It was a lovely weather day and we met so many new friends. Of course, seeing our regular faithful fans here again always makes us smile too. We sold so many dryer balls! thanks! I'll be sure…
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Meet my new assistant

Thursday, November 10, 2016  Something wonderful happened this week. My grandson was helping me skirt some fleeces, and he got a little bored with that, and I saw him twisting some of the good stuff just for fun. Ummm, hello?  Kiddo, do you know what you are doing?  Twisting fiber is actually making yarn!!! So I ran and…
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About that extra hour…

Sunday, November 6, 2016  Did you remember to turn your clocks back?  Did you enjoy an extra hour of sleep? Animals do not abide by clocks so it doesn't make much differce to them. What I know is that all feeding needs to be completed before it gets dark and that time…
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They all fit!

Wednesday, September 14, 2016   Well, we had some serious weather come through here yesterday. Wind and rain kept the alpacas, dogs and cats all huddled together in the barn for a while. It's nice to know they can all fit in there! A practice run for winter is how I like to think…
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I ❤️ Mondays

Monday, September 12, 2016   After a busy weekend, I love a calm Monday. :)  I'm gathering my thoughts today for the final weeks of preparations for our Open Barn Days.  Having Yaya's Yarn Barn has made a huge difference in how much we can get done ahead of time.  We used to…
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September 8, 2016

Thursday, September 8, 2016 Today we're having a group of knitters come for a visit. I think they'll find plenty here to enjoy in addition to all the yarn. We'll have Scarlett the PR alpaca show them around. ;) Temps in the 70's today will be just perfect. I've been working…
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What’s in the Yarn Barn?

Wednesday, September 7, 2016  We got in a big shipment of alpaca hats, beanies and gloves yesterday from one the the co-ops we participate with.  Yay! Today I'll be in the yarn barn pricing and arranging new inventory. Eventually, I'll get some things listed in our online store as well. Boyfriend soap and coconut soap…
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Sept 3, 2016

Saturday, September 3, 2016  A predicted high of 73° sounds just about right for today. Yaya's Yarn Barn will be open today from 2 - 4 for our local fiber friends who we missed seeing at the Great Basin Fiber Fair. (our walking paths will be open for our bigger event on Sept 24 and 25, today we'll…
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Aug 31, 2016

Wednesday, August 31, 2016  Chief and Charlotte are recovering nicely and it was sweet to have a quiet night! I wonder if things will be quiet enough today for me to finish spinning the yarn I started last week? Yaya's Yarn Barn need to be filled to the rafters with yarn and fiber and other goodies in…
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Fleeces and kittens

Friday, August 26, 2016  Ed is delivering a car load of fleeces to our favorite mill in Salt Lake City today to be washed and carded and eventually we'll have some fabulous new yarn and roving back.  We usually just do only 3 fleeces per trip but it's time to get serious for our…
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Baby fleeces

Saturday, July 30, 2016  Oh those baby fleeces! I'm skirting the cria fleeces from last year babies and they are so amazingly soft but I spend hours on each one picking out bits of hay etc. That is because we don't tip shear the babies after they are born as many farms do.…
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