these are great kids and
Saturday, August 13, 2022
these are great kids and
Monday, August 1, 2022
Win your next book to welcome in the fall season.
including an e-book of Special Delivery.
Sunday, July 3, 2022
Saturday, June 25, 2022
Thank you Barb and Steve for suggesting
Thursday, June 9, 2022
Wednesday, June 1, 2022
Hudson Kincaid prefers the wide-open spaces. But tracking down a serial killer means hanging out in Denver as he investigates neuroscientist Dr. Marilyn Monrose. So far, he can’t figure out if she’s city kitty in high heels, or a country kitten in cowgirl boots?
Marilyn’s experiments using ramped up virtual reality, captures the final moments of each murder victim’s life, a chilling discovery she’s trying to keep secret. The last thing she needs is a determined private detective barging into her lab—no matter how sexy he looks in his Stetson hat.
Now the woman Hudson races to save, is the one who has stolen his heart.
Saturday, May 28, 2022
There are basically four types of goats, fiber, meat, milk, and pack animals.
Fleece-bearing goats have been raised in Asia Minor since the fifth century BC. Some were known for their long white fleece from which brilliantly dyed fabrics were woven.
These were named Angoras because the best were raised in the province of Angora (now Ankara) on the central Anatolian Plains of Turkey.
My angora goat, Precious.
The first European record of the Angora dates from 1531 when the Dutch Ambassador, stationed at Constantinople, managed to secure a pair.
For the first time, in 1820, the Sultan of Turkey allowed the export of raw mohair from Istanbul to Europe. The United Kingdom rapidly mastered techniques for spinning mohair and soon the demand for raw mohair was greater than Turkey could supply.
My raw mohair. Still working on mastering the spinning, lol.
Angoras were first imported into the United States in 1849 when seven does and two bucks arrived in South Carolina.
Found out in my weaving class, mohair is the most difficult to spin, felt, and weave.
But I'm excited that the fleece comes from my first animal rescue, and although Precious is gone, I get to work with the hair we cut off each year while listening to the Oldies in the barn.
She was frightened of any type of electric shears so I used a blunted scissor and the process took quite a while. She was a very patient goat!
Angora goats are kept mainly to produce mohair which is used in the upholstery and apparel trades. Its particular characteristics are that it dyes to vibrant shades, retains its shape (memory), sheds dirt and imparts a ‘sheen’ onto finished articles. See the halo on the sweater!