I've been crocheting for over 40 years.
In 1988, I took up handspinning and several years ago, I taught myself how to knit.
Right now, my husband and I have both taken up weaving.
When we moved here, we had some Angora rabbits for Angora wool and a couple of Angora goats to provide us with mohair.
We then acquired some sheep for their wool and some dairy goats, who provide us with milk for our daily use, for cheese and for "goat milk soap" that I make myself.
They also provide us with kids to enjoy and to sell.
Recently we added Cashmere goats to our collection.
I've crossed them with the Angora for a nice spinnable fiber.
The hardest part is getting the fibers ready to be spun.
We also raise Mini Rex rabbits for show and to sell.
After retiring from the military, my husband took up handyman work that he does here and for others.
He built all our fences and outbuildings, plumbed the house and did all the electrical work in the house and outbuildings.
He built the floor reel and blocker that I use in finishing my handspun.
Right now, he's building a warping reel to be used in setting up our counter-balance loom.
His next project is a Navajo loom on which to do Navajo-style rugs.
We believe in old-fashioned values and use a lot of the old-fashioned ways of doing things.