Friday, November 11

Daily Farm Photo: 11/11/05

Clare & Her Son Inspect The Hay Rake


  1. Now those are some wooley sheep. What kind are they? Looks like you are having a beautiful day there. I am going to a spinning group tonight and am going to make that Mexican Monkey Cake to take with me. I will let you know how it went!

  2. I wanted to tell you how wonderful my house smells. I have to Mexican Monkey Cake in the oven right now. I will take a picture and post on my blog later. I know it will taste as good as it smells!

  3. FYI- the mexican monkey cake was delish! I was up nice and early this morning and had a few days to catch up on here, saw the recipe and knew it was fate. Those little bananas upstairs have been waiting for this moment! I whipped it together in no time at all.
    My 3 yr old was excited at the name mexican monkey cake and kept coming into the kitchen as it baked and sniffing the deliciousness of the chocolate, cinnamon and banana aromas.
    Thanks for a yummy way to start our day.

  4. Hi Vickie,
    Thanks so much for the fun update. I'm looking forward to reading your blog post about the cake. Have a great time tonight with your spinning group. I bet you're so excited. : )

    P.S. What kind of sheep are these two? Well, Clare (who is one of my oldest ewes) is a real mixture. Her father was a Border Leicester, but her mother was a hodgepodge. Clare's lamb is (obviously) half of Clare's mix and then half Suffolk. His father is Leopold, our strapping ram who is 100% Suffolk. Good for meat, not so good for spinning. : )

    Hi Christina,
    That's great news! Thanks so much for taking the time to write and let me know how much you enjoyed the Mexican Monkey Cake. Just this morning I was thinking about how kids would probably really like the name.

    Hmmmm. Now there's an idea. Give a catchy new name to anything your kids won't eat. : )

  5. FF-I was just on the phone with the spinning teaching and I am heading out there after Oprah to spend the evening with a group of long time spinners and weavers. I am so excited!

    I posted the cake pictures on my site and of course gave you credit. I ate one piece of the cake and it was as good as it smells and looks. I am taking the rest out of my house this evening before I eat it all.

    I have heard that Suffolk wool is more stiff and the black ones tend to turn gray as they get older. I think that in the spring I am going to go and help in the shearing. I have been told that I get to buy the wool from a sheep that I like for $4.95 a pound. I didn't think that was too bad. I will have to clean it, wash it and card or rove it myself, but hey, it's a learning process. Now I can't wait for spring!

  6. Hey look! Walking fuzz balls! What were they looking for in the rake? Or were they just inspecting it?

    Hope you have had a great day!

    I will be around for weekend cat blogging -- just not sure what I would put up for a "treat"... Marlin will be in attendance -- he's our best puddle of purring fur when you pick him up! My DH says he "melts" when you give him attention.

    Cya soon for WCB!

  7. Hello my little sheepies! Be careful playing around that Hay Rake - you know how I worry...! :)

    Happy Friday, FG!


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