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Long Way Homestead  Life as a sheep farmer,mama, unschooling, and adventures in Fibre farming in eastern Manitoba, treaty one territory. (Anna Hunter)

From start to almost finished today! I am like 20% more confident now than this time yesterday. #woolmill #fibrefarm

The twelve spindle spinner! Check out my stories to see all the equipment showing up! #woolmill

Tomorrow it will be filled with equipment to process fibre from raw to finished. My guy worked his ass off to get this space ready (including giving up his workshop for the time being). Thanks to all of you who have encouraged, supported and believed in us! #woolmill #newadventure #smallbusiness #ladyboss #longwayhomestead

The night before our mill equipment arrives - last minute cleaning out of the shop and my sweet boys keep saying “mama can I help you with anything to get ready for the mill?” Here we go!!!

My sweet boy....he loves our animals so much. They love him too I’m sure. #farmkid

Had some fun playing around yesterday with indigo. I tried a small batch of fresh leaf dyeing from my own garden - the colours are dreamy! And my pals @bearandbunnyyarn and @fermefiolafarm were experimenting with indigo extract. Check out my stories for some of the process! #naturaldye #growyourown #indigo

I love how Rosie always find a small little clump of dirt to stand her front legs on. We call it her superhero pose, and she does it all the time. She is kind of super! @thenakedsheepyarnandfibre #shetlandsheep #lambs #fiberfarm

My first official order form for the mill - YEE HA!!!! For those of you interested I will be doing custom processing of batts and roving starting in two weeks time (spinning will be in a few months) check out the pricing and order form on the website [link in profile] and get your name in the queue. #manitobawoolmill #custommilling #longwayhomestead #woolmill

One of my favourite things about having pigs is the way they ravenously (and I imagine gratefully) consume our leftovers and things I pull from the garden. They aren’t particularly fond of onions (they always push them to the side) but spinach, basil stocks and the boys leftover pancakes - delicious!

Happy birthday joshie - I can’t believe you are 6 kiddo. You are funny with a wicked sense of humour - you are a rebel and a rule breaker (just like your mama) and you can still outrun the sheep! We love you! #farmkid #thisissix #happybirthday

My wool drying racks are complete and already being put to the test. Five days until our equipment arrives! #woolmill

The storm is a coming....and that’s alright with me. It’s been a hot, humid week and the relief of rain is welcome. For all of us! #manitobasky #explore204 #exploremb #bigsky

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