Daily Reflections From My Window

May 25, 2021 Tuesday: “Still Combing Fiber-Getting to Know You Day 2”


I have a Dr. appt today so I have to get my work done early, because if I plan correctly, I’ll go straight to Hooping after. I didn’t get a chance to make a video of combing the fiber. I know that Pam will be asking me to explain it, and her interest is what makes me want to clarify with a video. She is the inspiration for this series. Video coming on combing Pam!

I have to focus a little better than I did yesterday. I had planned to do some laundry and fluff the fiber on the drying racks to put it away for the next go round, but with our power being out for hours the day before and the nonstop rain all day, it didn’t quite dry. I spread it out as best I could and have it on sweater racks with built in fans, hanging herb dryers with fans on them and a dehumidifier in the room itself. That usually does the trick but with no power, none of that was working and air drying that much fiber takes a while. Any tips? I’d love to hear them! And no, I don’t wash it in the washing machine or dry it in the dryer. I’ll show why in another post. Every mishap brings me closer to a better method. I hope! This is a picture of my herb dryer hanging outside when the weather was great. Fresh, dry air is always preferred but my drying racks are also a favorite. When I checked on the state of the fiber, it was still damp, so I decided to really take a break and not wash any more fiber since I didn’t have any place to put the newly washed and since it was raining, I couldn’t wash outside anyway.

It’s a bit foggy today and I’m not the only one who is looking forward to a dry day. I think they spent most of yesterday inside the little barn.

After I checked and the fiber was damp, I got a text from a friend asking if I had something she needed. Sure! It’s in my closet, and before I knew it, was rearranging a closet to find that one tiny item. I found it but I had been meaning to straighten that closet up for a few months now. I almost got bitten by the same bug when I folded and put the laundry away. Almost. Next week. That drawer can wait. I’ve been neglecting everything around here and need to buckle down. I don’t know how I juggled so many balls in the air for so many years. But I did and I loved doing it. Are you more efficient when you are busier? Speaking of busy-these two are on fire! Don’t you love this picture? Between working-Madison at least 2 jobs, building new equipment, making new music, and getting ready for their Hooded Wonder Coffee and Records soft opening in a week, Jack is now building circuit boards for sound. Jay and I stopped over last night for a quick lesson. These are prototypes of ones that will be customized and on wood to better carry the sound. I’m having flashbacks of my Dad, affectionately known as Grandpa Chuckles building circuit boards, mother boards, speakers, TVs, anything we needed he built. All on our dining room table. Have a listen to whom I am now calling Chuckles Jr. explain it. I think he called the white bases BreadBoards.

I better get the day going! Lots to do before I go. The fog is clearing a bit and I think it is supposed to be dry, but the ground is truly saturated. Thank goodness for my alpaca fiber filled erosion tubes. We’re still studying the 10 Commandments. Seems pretty simple. Here’s number 7.

And for Harry From The Bill of Rights, U.S. Constitution:

“Amendment VII

In suits at common law, where the value in controversy shall exceed twenty dollars, the right of trial by jury shall be preserved, and no fact tried by a jury shall be otherwise reexamined in any court of the United States, than according to the rules of the common law.”

From me:

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!