R Ranson wrote:When I was very ill, I needed a hobby to keep my mind busy. A group of people gave me a spinning wheel, loom, yarn, fibre, lessons and everything I needed for making cloth. They asked for nothing back, except that I pass the equipment and knowledge along to someone in need when I'm finished with it.
This group includes almost 200 amazing individuals (in our city alone) who are dedicated to keeping the crafts of spinning and weaving alive by teaching, public demonstrations, lending and gifting equipment and supplies, and inspiring each other to try new techniques.
R Ranson wrote:The people at premies.com are kind, helpful and full of good ideas. They don't focus on the problems and bitch and complain all day, they go out there and actually do things that can lead to solutions to some of the biggest problems in the world. You guys inspire me!
Nina Jay wrote:Because of the draught last summer everyone around here is short on hay. Despite this, two neighbours have sold us some. Both of them brought us just one round bale, because that's all they could share. But they took the time to bring it to us despite there really not being any material reward for selling one bale of hay.
We still can't keep cows through this winter, though, there just isn't enough hay for them. Our last cow left yesterday, we sold her to a dairy farmer up North (where apparently they did have some rain last summer and therefore enough hay).
I was feeling sad yesterday after the cow left and went to bed. My son put a blanket on me and put some of his favourite cuddly toys next to me.