Show notes for the podcast about fiber and farming.

A podcast with updates on projects that are Finished, Nearly Done, and Just Begun. Enabling Dust will be flung and garden and animal updates will be discussed. Occassional episodes are Field Trips to see the farm, garden and old farm house where this all takes place.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Episodes 1 and 1a - On a podcast, I'll show my crazy; and Field Trip: Chickens and Turkeys

My first podcast!! I had hoped to edit together the knitting/farm update portion along with the field trip, but my ancient (4 year old) computer can't handle it. So, there are two videos. Show notes for each below. I hope you enjoy it!

Podcast 1: I go on and on about knitting and spinning for 22 minutes. Farm update starts at 22:22.

Show Notes: 

Ariel Socks by Debbie O'Neill in Sock Club: Join the Knitting Adventure (LOVE this book!) in Malabrigo Sock colorway Terracotta.  (Ravelry Project Page)

Cold Mountain by Kieran Foley from Knitty, Summer 2009 (purple hair!!). Chevrons variation in A Touch of Twist Little Breeze colorway Sage. (Rav Project Page)

In and Out by Cookie A. in Knit. Sock. Love. (nom!) in Creatively Dyed Yarn Sami.

Kate Larson, spinning teacher

Sandy's Palette, single ply sock yarn

Happy Fuzzy Yarn, merino roving

Decker Melons (Decker is, apparently, a town)

Correction: Elvis is a Colombian Wyandotte

Turkey with his tail.

Contact me by leaving a note below, or through Ravelry. I'm JoAnnaSpring.

Thanks for watching my first podcast!!


  1. Thanks for making a podcast. I look forward to more! One thought: can your show note links open a new window or tab? I clicked more than once only to lose the podcast! :(

    Not that I can't quickly get back to the podcast (I do have an internet connection several steps above dial up!).

  2. Thank you for watching!! I can totally do that with the links. Good suggestion.

  3. Hi. I really enjoyed the podcast. I loved hearing about the farming and seeing the chickens.

    I look forward to the next episode.

  4. Great job, JoAnna! Keep it up!
    (now I'm stuck with the vision of "mad peas" in my head)
    I'm a knitter, spinner, and wife of a farmboy, family of origin from Ohio, now living in Michigan. We spend a lot of time going through Indiana. Next time, we'll wave!
    Nancy in Holland, MI

  5. Hi Helena. Thanks so much for watching and for your sweet note!

    Hi Nancy. I promise that my peas (who are even angrier now) and I will wave back! Thanks for watching.

  6. Hi JoAnna!

    A few things -

    * YAY PODCAST!! :) good to 'see' you.

    * Awesome lace weight! I'm working toward that, almost, but not quite there. Thought I had it with my last spinning project, but it fattened up with washing. Still love it, but its not quite lace weight. Congrats on the success.

    * You can dehydrate cantaloupe. Couldn't tell you the best method, I've never tried it, but I hear its good stuff. Then come winter, you can chop it up in your yogurt. You making your own yogurt yet? Maybe after you get goats...

    * this you probably know, but don't forget to give your chickens the melon guts. hehe

    * And of course, good lookin' hens. Toss them some crickets for me. :)

  7. Julia! Howdy.

    One other thing that helped me spin the yarn fine was that I was shown how to cross-lace it on the wheel. So, it went through the hooks on both sides. Not sure if I mentioned that. It slows everything down.

    I am totally going to figure out how to dehydrate cantaloupe! Bill just finished his masonry oven (I think that will be episode 5), and the heat is perfect for dehydrating. Thanks for the tip! I do make my own yogurt, but with store-bought milk.

    And, Dude, I would totally give the chickens some crickets for you, but there are, like, no bugs here. It's been so dry that the chickens are having a hard time foraging and I just bought them bags of food today. :(

    Thanks for watching for for leaving a note!!

  8. Oh I see. I've tried that, it helps a lot.

    The size and texture of your drive band matters a lot too. Did I tell you about that? I was cross-lacing mine, but didn't have hooks arranged in such away as would allow using only those. I was concerned I was going to wear grooves on the flier. So based on something I heard somewhere I tried making a new drive band out of reasonably fine crochet cotton. It was like a completely different wheel! I had been using a stretchy band before that.