Author Archives: The Blissful Bear

About The Blissful Bear

An emerging cottontail cottage farm

Spinning at the Winery

What is more fun than getting together and spinning fiber into yarn…getting together and spinning fiber into yarn at a winery of course! If you are anywhere near Livermore, you’ll definitely want to stop by Retzlaff Vineyards on Saturday, June … Continue reading

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Certified Wool Classer! 

With the number of fleeces that I look at during fiber festivals and more, and my limited experience in skirting at Meridianjacobs farm, I decided I REALLY wanted to understand what I’m looking at and looking for. Then of course … Continue reading

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Dublin Craft Fair

The Dublin craft fair was this weekend and what fun! It was geared towards kids and they had a wonderful time learning to spin…although some of the younger ones just had fun making the spinning wheel go around. I managed … Continue reading

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Wool day in San Ramon!

IIf you have some time today, March 4th, stop by and visit the sheep at Forest Home Farm, clean and card some of their wool and make a sheep craft too! A few of us will be there giving weaving and spinning … Continue reading

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Stitches West 2017

While I was only able to go for one day, I packed as much as I could into that one day.  The traffic was…well, Bay Area Traffic on a Friday….grueling. So, that did add four hours to the day.  But … Continue reading

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Shearing Sheep

I was lucky enough to spend the day at Meridian Jacobs at Sheep Shearing. That was fun! Robin has the processes dialed in and the experienced Shearer, John, was really amazing to watch. I worked some at the skirting table … Continue reading

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What’s up Doc?

Okay, a little cheesy, but our newest addition to Cottontail Farms has a nickname…Doc. Thanks to Bungalow Farms and her wonderful Angoras, Daisy has a mate…A sweet and handsome buck. He’s getting used to his new home…and while Daisy loves to … Continue reading

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Angora Shearing Day

Daisy had her 9 month shearing this last weekend. She is SO much happier with the ability to move around. Actually, I think she’s barely stopped moving. And only 2 days in and she’s already growing it back.  Using the … Continue reading

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Happy 2017!

UCWDC World Championships Although the holidays are always fun, the calm and return to routine is always nice. We’re back from Nashville and the UCWDC World Championships. I did clench the world points championship in two divisions… I couldn’t be … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the New Year

After all of the Christmas celebrating and as my annual Christmas cold is hopefully fading, we’re getting ready to head to Nashville for the dancing world championships. While downing as much cold medicine as humanly possible, I did manage to … Continue reading

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