Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Swag!!

Celebrating Small Business Saturday with Swag is what Spin Artiste is doing today.  She has a wonderful Give Away going on  right now over at Spin Artiste and you must hurry as she is picking the winner on Wednesday.

Spin Artiste Swag

Her Swag:  a tee shirt, a bottle of spinning wheel oil, a tote bag and the rarest item of all…a skein of my own yarn — 62 yards of “Mad for Plaid” in the colorway “Kilt”, hand dyed and hand spun in a mix of Shetland and alpaca.

Smass Business Purchases

Yahoo, this is a fantastic Give Away and an even better Blog that is a must follow in the fiber and bloggery world!  I have just started in this journey of getting to know Arlene, the voice behind Spin Artiste and can’t wait until we know each other even better.

This Give Away that she she has going right now, has given me an idea for my own contest.  so Stay tuned and keep your eyes peeled as Alba Ranch will soon announce a new Hoof to Wardrobe Contest.  You can see all the Alba Ranch Contests and Give Aways at the FREE STUFF link on the blog.  I will always post things in that location so you can always find it and be in the know!  RIGHT NOW:  on Alba Ranch, there is a current Give Away going on in connection with the Blog, Face Book and Twitter.  come read about it, follow the instructions and get your free stuff.  Everyone likes FREE STUFF right?

Don’t forget:  BLACKFIBER is the code you use at check out in the Alba Ranch Fiber Shop for your discount off all this weekend.  I decided to mix and match the discount and change it around several times over the weekend and Monday.  Friday the code was worth 10% off.  Saturday and Sunday the code is worth 15% off.  Monday…you will have to wait and see but it could go up or down……Have fun!!

Buttercups and Bluebells!

Buttercups and Bluebells
Buttercups and Bluebells Gallery

We have been included in another treasury.  Actually this is the second one recently but I was seriously lax and didn’t do anything about copying the last treasury so it is gone already.  Anyhoo, the new treasury is live and it is called Buttercups and Bluebells!  Lovely sound that title is.  It just slides off your tongue and makes you want to lie down in the woods and watch the clouds puff on by.  The colours are gorgeous with all those yummy blues and stunning yellows.  Hmmm…what do you think?  like it?  if so, while it is hot and live, go to HERE, and comment on what you think.  Remember the treasury is only there for 2 days and than it is gone to make way for new material keeping things fresh and new.

Of particular note I think is the “Gate to the Bluebells” by consumedbynature.  I think this is a stunning photograph. 🙂  kudos to you!!

On another note, we have rehomed the last of the sheep, sold off more than half the dairy goat herd, sold off half the chickens and are getting down to a more manageable size.  I plan on having a handful of dairy goats for our own milk, some chickens for our own eggs, dogs, cats, and our new bunnies.  I have both French Angora rabbits, which are my first love, and some Silver Fox and white New Zealand rabbits.  The Silver Foxes and New Zealands are for meat.  That is an experiment that I am not sure on.  We will see.  If it turns out that they are not for us, than it will only mean more rabbit cages free for more of my baby Fur bunnies (ie. the French Angoras!)