Daily Reflections From My Window

July 1, 2021: Thursday and a Rainy Day Finally to Finish Sorting Alpaca Fiber


“Time is the most unknown of all unknown things.”


Time and timing. I’m hung up on time lately. I’m trying to take advantage of the beautiful weather and blow and wash as much fiber outside as I can. It’s just more pleasant and efficient. This is all so that I can get the fiber to a mill who will spin it into sock yarn and send it to a small sock company who will make it into socks from our yarn. My goal is to get the fiber sent by tomorrow, if not today. I need to get it there to give them time. I’d love to have new socks for the fall and Fort Ligonier Days, if possible. Several months ago, I ordered a 3-D Printed sock machine and was told that the production time is 8-12 weeks. I have resisted checking my place in the queue, but checked today and mine is on the printer. That’s good news. I forgot about the time it took. When it arrives, I will totally forget how long the wait was.

And then Yesterday was Day 3 of the #100DayDressChallenge and I am putting this #SierraTankDress to the test. I threw her on first thing-and it’s interesting how wearing a dress makes me feel ready for anything-and off I went. I don’t even think about it. It’s that comfortable. I needed to clean the mats in our garage, so no time like the present, right? I pulled the one mat out to hose it and clean it. It gets wrinkled because sometimes the tires turn upon entry. The hot sun helped to fix that. Despite the water, grit and dust, the dress still looks like new. The real test would be sorting fiber.

You can’t see in this video, but I did hold the fiber next to my body and normally I’d be covered with fiber. I had a few stray fibers, but not many. I think I’ve found my new overalls! Check out the dress here while I show you how I sort fiber on our YouTube channel.

It seems fitting that time has gotten away from me this morning. I didn’t think I had anything to offer, but when I started to write and look at my photos, I discovered that there was more than I thought. I had to edit a few videos to add in and shorten them and speed them up a bit. Time. That took time. And then I’m getting the word that my storage on my phone is full. Any suggestions with that would be welcome! I have over 10 years of MacKid videos alone to deal with. Yikes.

Then I shipped a package the other day for a colon test and was just notified that I’d have to do it a second time. After a 20 minute phone call, a new kit is on the way. There was a problem with the kit. Time.

These two don’t mind the rain. The cooler temps was feel wonderful for them. The rain came just in time. Now that the ground is softer, I can work on the portable fence.

Now back to fiber so that I can finish in time to go hooping and for once be on time.

Tomorrow, I’ll tell you about a fish story. Remind me if I forget!

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!