Lots of things have been going on here at our farm, this is but one new addition.
We decided to have a farm sign made for our property. WHC Farms - Witcher Highland Cattle Farms. It isn't like that many people drive by the farm out here in sticks, but any advertising is good advertising.
We added a guardian Llama to help protect our little herd of alpacas. She is a Suri Llama, with long dark black dread locks and very gentle eyes. This girl came to us from a Llama farm down state. Her registered name is Debutante but I have renamed her - please meet Floki.
Floki is 10 years old and is adapting to our farm nicely. She came from a huge flock of over 70 female Llamas and was ranked towards the middle of the flock and we suspect she was pretty lonely. Floki now is queen of the pasture, she towers over the alpaca and looks very much like a Viking ship prow when she glides around the pasture taking in all the sights. I adore her and her little alpaca friends.
While recovering from eye surgery luck would find me in the form of a new to me loom. Meet my new 4 shaft Leclerc Nilus, circa 1980's. The loom came from the estate of weaver who lived downstate in the Grand Rapids area. The loom's owner had passed away and left a huge weaving studio full of looms, books and yarns. The loom is in wonderful shape as is the matching bench. I am always impressed with the quality of Leclerc looms, they are made to last and it really shows.
Not one to sit around once I had the okay to weave again, it was off to the races. My first warp on the new to me LeClerc loom is a broken twill woven in cottolin and cotton yarns. It sure does feel great to be at the loom again, makes one happy to be alive.
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