Ms. Cindy has one chicken you can pet. Z, C, S and S got to feel the texture of feathers of Ms. Rachel, the hen. Chickens are just part of the animal component of Jacob Rewards Farm, a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) venture. We drove a short 30 minutes out to Parker, Texas to check out this sweet farm.
The alpaca, below was a gorgeous model. Great head shots from him.
We ended up in the air-conditioned little Red Barn to try out drop spindle spinning. Zoe let Sophie have a turn, as she had already gotten the hang of it in another session with Ms. Cindy.
Mary Elizabeth, the lone ewe sheep, was taking in the shade as we drove out the drive and headed back to the HOT big city.
I'm a sure enough Dallas native who spent a good part of my life in northern New Mexico, where I learned the arts of spinning, weaving, and dyeing. Combining those skills with my long time love, knitting, is what I do best these days.