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Sunday, October 19, 2008

Update on September Cria

Here are some current photos of the cria born in September. He has a name now, too. He is Split Rock Wildfire's Hotshot. This little guy is incredible - he has correct conformation, beautiful strong level topline and such style and presence! His entire demeanor just screams "Look at me!" We plan to add him to our showstring in 2009 after he is weaned. These photos were taken today. Hotshot has quite a bit of dust and hay on him because I woke him up from a nap in the hay to take his picture. But he's still a gorgeous boy and I just had to share the new pics!

Van Eaton Spinning Wheel

I bought this beautiful apricot wood Van Eaton spinning wheel almost two years ago but didn't want to leave it out where our puppy could get to it so I put it away and didn't pull it out again until just recently. I bought it as more of an investment than anything but decided I needed to give it a whirl to see how I liked it. OMG - I LOVE this wheel! It took a bit of getting used to a single treadle (my other wheel is a double treadle Ashford Traveller) but now that I've got the hang of it, I am spinning effortlessly and the yarns are turning out beautifully. I'll get pics taken of the yarns I've spun on it so far and post those later. Just wanted to post pics of this beautiful wheel here for now. When I purchased this wheel I was told that Mr. Van Eaton is no longer making wheels, only finishing up what he had already started and making odds and ends, but no more wheels. So I feel very fortunate to have been offered the opportunity to own such a beautiful functional work of art!