December 30, 2008

New Farm Sign!!

We have some pretty fabulous friends. My husband and I went away for the weekend and upon our return there was a sign outside our front door. When the ground unfreezes it will be placed out in a pasture near the highway. Thank you Bob and Nikita. It's beautiful!

November 19, 2008

New photos of Koda and Medichi

I just took this real quick this morning - he is so adorable :)
I'll grab some close-ups this afternoon when they come up for feeding.

September 28, 2008

Shetland Ewes

Here are some of the girls, they are looking good! I can't wait until I can get my hands on these fleeces :)

August 12, 2008

Like Mother, Like Son :)

Sunny Day in the Flowers :)

July 28, 2008

Miakoda, 16 Days old!!!

I'm so cute!
Got a fly problem? Moms got me covered!

Love those Glass Blue Eyes!

July 23, 2008

Name adjustment

You may have noticed, I've changed the foals name. When I came home from vacation I watched him for a while and thought, "he is not a Pocono, he's a true indian pony", so the search was on for the perfect name. His coloring is very unique and we had a full moon last week, so it seemed fitting to name him Miakoda, Koda for short. This is Native Indian for "Power of the Moon". And the name seems to fit him rather well.

July 18, 2008

To see many more photos of Pocono just click on this link - most of the photos are under the album name "Medichi and Pocono".

July 13, 2008

WE HAVE FOAL!!!! - Named MiaKoda -, Indian for "power of the moon"

On the evening of July 11th, I was in Richmond, VA, on my way to Outerbanks North Carolina for a weeks vacation with my family and inlaws. We were woken up by the ringing of my husbands cell phone around midnight. MEDICHI HAD A Colt!!! I'm 950 miles from home!!!! And I won't be home until the 21st!!! My friends continue to send pics to me so I am posting some of them now. I can't wait to get home and play with him. His name is Pocono: named for the Pocono Mountains in PA, Poco for short; my grandmother and I use to camp up there. The name seems fitting for this little boy.

I am just now able to post a pic - there have been issues. I am still in Nags Head, North Carolina. - I can't wait to get home and work with this little colt. I'll post more pics when I receive them.

July 7, 2008


No Foal Yet :(
Garden is looking Great!
The Dogs are enjoying the sun!
And the Sheep are happily grazing!
All is well on the farm front :)!!!

June 25, 2008

Guarding the Farm

Sammie is very happy guarding the farm.

Garden is looking good!

Our garden is looking good. I'm already looking forward to next year by planning out an early start.

June 8, 2008

Farm Update: Thunderstorms 08

When will the storms end? Our crops for the farmers market are growing great, but too much rain is not a good thing!

The animals are huddled indoors just waiting for the chance to sneak out for a bite to eat. As you can see, the lambs are growing exponentially!!!
Our chickens are taking a liking to their coop and are growing rapidly!

I'm not sure how much more rain we can take - we'll just have to hang on!!!

May 30, 2008

It's been a long week!

Smoke found a good home - He is on his way to Bellevue, IA. He will be missed.

Medichi is getting bigger, I don't know how much bigger she can get!!!

Here are some of the lambs - they are also getting pretty big! Time flies when your having fun!

May 22, 2008

Playing the Waiting Game

Medichi sure is getting WIDE!!! I don't think we can deny the inevitable!

May 21, 2008

Chickens have arrived!

We finally have some chickens. The coop should be ready for them by Thursday. We are very excited to be filling up our farm.
Next stop: Egg Cartons :)

May 20, 2008

Lazy Days of Spring

What a belly!!! Soakin' up some sun :)

May 19, 2008

Medichi: Pregnant or No - That is the Question!

I went for a ride yesterday in Lake Le-Aqua-Na, and Medichi was acting very peculiar. Some folks riding behind me said "She's acting that way because she's pregnant." I have been thinking ,on and off, that she may be. As I was riding down the trails she was waddling - it felt very strange under saddle. If she is preggers - she should foal anytime between July and late August. That is a pretty large window, but I'm going on the fact that she was in with a black and white paint stud all last summer. I picked her up late last September, from the same field the stud was in. Her abdomen is extended quite a bit. I'll be keeping a very close eye on her, and I'll keep everyone updated on her progress.


I almost forgot!!! This is Ceasar, our little steer. Isn't he cute :)
He was born on the Ides of March: March 15th. The name Ceasar seemed appropriate.

May 12, 2008

Spring 2008

Lambing is through, now we just watch the little ones grow and grow.
How the time flew by. . .
Now we focus on their safety through the summer.

All TEN lambs are doing great!!!
(only one had to be bottle fed - ewe lamb from the quadruplets - understandably so)

We ended up with 5 rams and 5 ewes.
4 of the rams will be up for sale around August - October.
Keep and eye on our blog for those updates.

I am preparing to process the fleeces from this spring - they are gorgeous!!!
I will be selling much of the roving right here on the blog - you can always e-mail me to see what we have available:

It's been a great spring - I'll be processing fleece for a while now. . .
Until next time!!!!! I will be posting our progress throughout the summer!!!

May 6, 2008

Proud Papa!!!

Isreal - Proud Papa!!!!

Last baby of the season!!!

Felicity and her ewe lamb, born Tuesday, May 6th!!!

Very Chocolate Brown!!!! sooooo cute!!!!

May 1, 2008

It's SUNNY!!!

Here we are, enjoying the sunlight!!

Another Ewe Lamb!!!

Single Ewe Lamb born May 1st - around 8am

April 29, 2008

It's been a WILD week!!!

Shhhhhh - I'm naping

I'm just too cute!

I'm FREE!!!!

You Talkin to Me?

Just call me Bandit!!!

Do I count FOUR???!!!!!!

Togepi and her Black and White

Here's another Black and White Splash Ram Lamb!!! Born April 29th, 1:30pm!!!

April 28, 2008

We have a pretty single

Spring and her little one!!! Single ewe born April 28th, 6am.

We Have Quadruplits!!!!!!

Nala and her Babies!!!!! Born April 28th, 6:00am
3 Ram Lambs, 1 Ewe Lamb.

April 24, 2008


Here are our first babies of the season!!! This is Gem's first year as a mom and she is doing a wonderful job. This picture was taken within 30min. of the birth. The babies were born on Thursday, April 24th, around 8:30pm!!!
The little white one is a boy and the little black one is a girl!!!! We are so excited!!!

One birth down - Five more to go!!!

April 20, 2008

Fiber Art Fair

This picture is of the Moonspinners 'Show and Tell' table!!!
I had so much fun at the fair. I met some wonderfully talented people. I can't wait untill next year!!!
I took home a beautifully hand-crafted Navajo Loom, I can't wait to play!!!

March 14, 2008

2008 Fibre Art Fair

1Saturday, April 19th 9am-5pm
Jane Addams Community Center, Cedarville, IL

Fiber Art Demos, Natural Fiber Products, Fiber Competitions, Needle Felting, Spinning, Weaving, Dying, Tatting, Commercial and Food Vendors.
Come One, Come All

Learn, Watch, Shop, and Enjoy

1Hosted by the Moonspinners Spinning & Weaving Guild

February 7, 2008


The horses look quite a bit shorter, don't you think?

As you can see, we are not getting out of our driveway anytime soon!