and doing acrobatics..
The world can be a strange place… when I was checking on fires and news in general this morning I found that goats took up a prominent spot in the odd news bit. One goat apparently got booked in Sydney by a policemen for eating a flowerbed and got acquitted. The policemen failed to book the owner and instead booked the goat..as if the goat cared one must ask, but the owner was happy that the goats name was cleared and he didn’t have to pay the $450 fine.
The one goat mention that really got me was one in Norway of all places. A road tunnel in northern Norway will be shut for several weeks after a 27-tonne truckload of sweet goat's milk cheese caught fire. How can cheese catch fire I ask you? But..okay… flames engulfed the tunnel last week and gasses from the melting load hindered firefighters. It took four days to put it out ! Four days to put out goat's'cheese! The driver was not hurt and no other vehicles were in the 3.6-kilometre tunnel at the time. Lucky!... The tunnel near the small Arctic municipality of Tysfjord, some 1,350km north of the capital, Oslo, likely will be closed for two more weeks ! Well, there you go. Cheese is more dangerous than you think!
In the meantime in Australia…the temperatures have been soaring again near 40C and, there is a mere 65.000 hectares burning in Victoria near the Alpine National Park. Lucky there is a cool gust today with some rain and cooler temperatures, but the high winds are not helping I’m sure.
Living in a very high fire risk area like we are, you always have to be on your toes. On the other hand, with Bothwell Spin in only a month away I am working very hard to be able to offer the Tasmanians some special IxCHeL goodies. So, I won’t be making this blog a very long one: I have to get back to the dyepots ! I do have something very very special to offer all of you loyal blog readers and all I can say is this:
"Life is too short to play with bad fibres or bad men", somebody told me once. So, here is my latest super Luxury blend top that is going to make you drool. I can say this with certainty, because I have seen the reactions of people who have had the privilege to ...eh..."test cuddle" them…lol
Oh and why did I call it No5? Well, because there are 5 totally luscious fibres blended in this Pure Luxury Top :) Enjoy !
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PURE LUXURY TOPS
This stuff is AWESOME! and one of a kind! It is exclusive, extravagant, pure luxury..hence its' name :)
If you want to get your hands on some of this very limited edition : act fast , there is a very limited supply!
50grams+ for AU$22
Kingston Spinners Tasmania Spin in!
McClelland Spinnes and Weavers Show
Wednesday March 13th, from 10 til 3pm
with a Peter Rabbit theme this year! The McClelland Spinners and weavers are located in the most exquisite of places: in the McClelland sculpture park near Frankston (McClelland drive, Langwarrin, in the craft cottages on the grounds. The park is a great place for a wonderful lunch , walking around enjoying all the sculptures and visiting the gallery) .
IxCHeL Fibre Farm Spin in with the Lara Group Spinners
Hand knitters guild Mini Wool Show
BENDIGO SHEEP AND WOOL SHOW!
There is a woolcraft schedule available at the farm or you can email Dot : Dotv5@optusnet.com.au. Entries for your fiber art closes on June 14th and there are lots of prizes to be won! Our little IxCHeL fibre farm is sponsoring sections 24 and 25 so get started on your entry to win some very yummy stuff !
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