Goat

After reading the “stuffing wool” comments, yesterday I decided to use up my fleece.
I liked the idea of using all wool (Sheperdess idea) with the wire armature, but added cotton batting strips to cover the wire (didn’t have any florist’s tape)
I wish I’d had heavier wire for this size goat, but I twisted several strands for strength.
AND, I can see where I will use every bit of my stash and probably need more…
It also used a LOT of wire.

Astronomy Picture of the Day

Discover the cosmos! Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

2007 March 4

aTriton: Neptune’s Largest Moon
Credit: Voyager 2, NASA

Explanation: In October of 1846, William Lassell was observing the newly discovered planet Neptune. He was attempting to confirm his observation, made just the previous week, that Neptune had a ring. But this time he discovered that Neptune had a satellite as well. Lassell soon proved that the ring was a product of his new telescope’s distortion, but the satellite Triton remained. The above picture of Triton was taken in 1989 by the only spacecraft ever to pass Triton: Voyager 2. Voyager 2 found fascinating terrain, a thin atmosphere, and even evidence for ice volcanoes on this world of peculiar orbit and spin. Ironically, Voyager 2 also confirmed the existence of complete thin rings around Neptune – but these would have been quite invisible to Lassell!

Felting Dog

Introducing Ursa, the felting dog. She is the source for both material and energy used to create soft yet sturdy black dog felt. This project used one basket of fur, the amount collected during two weeks of daily brushing.  Since Ursa knows how to pull a cart, it was an easy transition to attach the roll of wet wool/fur to her harness. After a 30 minute walk, the result is a beautiful textured felt.
Ursa is a Black Russian Terrier. She is also a shedder.
100% recycled “household trash”, using an alternative energy source …
Makes a great yoga mat for dogs.