Shearing Day!

Twice a year, shearers arrive at the ranch to give our Angora goats a haircut. This spring, the Castareno brothers took care of our small flock of about thirty goats. It’s a marvel to see the skill involved in quickly shearing a goat!

Bill Duncan Quilt

Jeffrey and I found this double-knit quilt top that Willie “Bill” Duncan (Sam’s grandmother) made years ago in an old quilt box that we uncovered while cleaning out the schoolhouse. I love the black “X” in the center (eye of the storm?) surrounded by green blocks, and I love the way the quilt blocks play with the stone pattern of the schoolhouse wall in the photo above. Nice work, Nannie!