Deyaneria on April 29th, 2011

I am keeping this post short today as it is a sad day( I don’t want to cry too much). My daughter went to feed animals this morning and found our beloved Kali gone. This wasn’t  a shock it still hurts just the same. However I noticed something about Kali a long time ago. She […]

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Deyaneria on April 27th, 2011

Hemp has a large variety of uses, some that even suprised me like Hemp Concrete or Hempcrete as it is called. Concrete-like blocks made with hemp and lime have been used as an insulating material for construction. Hemp jewelry, rope, paper, water purification, animal bedding, weed control and even as biofuel are just a few applications of this unique […]

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Deyaneria on April 25th, 2011

Hemp (from Old Englishhænep) is the name of the soft, durable fiber that is cultivated from plants of the Cannabisgenus.  The Cannabis Sativa is the one used for fiber in commericial fiber. Hemp has been grown for millennia in Asia and the Middle East for its fibre. Commercial production of hemp in the West took […]

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Deyaneria on April 22nd, 2011

This week on the farm we had some interesting weather. Monday and Tuesday we were able to get some yard work done. The weather was really nice especially Tuesday. The work mainly consists of getting the rocks out of the lawn so my windows won’t get smashed when we mow. The lawn faces the south […]

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Deyaneria on April 20th, 2011

Here are a few more interesting facts about cotton. There are about 50 varieties of cotton but only about 4 -5 are cultivated. Gossypium hirsutum, known as Upland Cotton or Mexican Cotton, is the most widely planted species of cotton in the United States, constituting some 95% of all cotton production and is native to […]

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Deyaneria on April 19th, 2011

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Deyaneria on April 18th, 2011

I love me some cotton. It’s so soft against the skin. I’ve even become a bit of an sheet snob….nothing under 400 thread count….Thank you. The hubs had even found some 1200 thread counts sheets . These are soft and heavy like a blanket. I think they will last a lifetime. Cotton is a soft, […]

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Deyaneria on April 15th, 2011

I’ve had an interesting week on the farm. I still have not gotten to de-cashmereing  Gabby(shame on me). The weather is getting a bit better though. Stuff is starting to grow finally. I still have a huge snowdrift on the north side of the house though.       I did however get a bunch […]

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Deyaneria on April 13th, 2011

Nylon dyes really well with acid dyes I used cushing’s acid dyes in peacock. I dyed a bit of mohair, blending nylon and firestar. To show differences, in how they pick up colors. Blending nylon, firestar, mohair all done in the same dyebath.     All Spun Up it’s striking against last weeks plum colored […]

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Deyaneria on April 11th, 2011

Nylon is an interesting fiber completely man-made. Nylon was in vented in 1935 by Wallace Carothers who worked for Du-Pont. It hit the markets in 1939 and was an instant hit, especially as a replacement for silk in hosiery. Carothers never got to see the impact that his invention made on society. He died in April, 1937. Nylon is a […]

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