Tuesday, October 03, 2006

merino



This lovely young woman was demonstrating spinning at the Harvest Fest, set up under the shade of a large tree next to the chicken coop. She's spinning wool from the Merino sheep raised on the farm. Merino is a more difficult fiber to work with.

These photos are snapshots into the past when life was simpler (simpler....not easier). Day to day living required a trememdous effort with lots of planning and thinking ahead. Laundry, for example, required an entire day, sun up to sun down.

4 comments:

farokh said...

good view. also good poit of view about our life. thank you for your attention

Zanne said...

Farokh - I'm so glad you are back taking and posting photos. And you've made a big move from Iran to Australia! That should provide you with plenty of subject matter.

Leslie said...

No joke about the laundry. I have a photo of my g-grandmother doing laundry. The laundry is in a huge metal cauldron over a wood fire in the yard, and she is stirring it with a big wooden paddle. After stirring and rinsing (and maybe repeating), it got wrung out by hand (exhausting in itself) and then spread on shrubs to dry in the sun. No clothesline.

Teri M. said...

Merino sheep make me think of Farmer Boy, one of my favorite of the Laura Ingalls Wilder books.