- I plan to spin & weave my way thru 2005. I don't plan to spin silk, but
would like to weave ONE glorious court gown in silk twill. Given the
Rus Viking trade routes between Byzantium & Jorvik [& elsewhere, of
course], I had thought about doing a figured silk.
I am just tossing the idea about in my head - always a dangerous
procedure. Other projects have precedence, including a new goat
pack-saddle blanket.. sigh. Were goats packed during the Viking Age?
I have plans to grow a patch of flax next summer. I have the seed in
hand & a good place to grow it, I think.
& I'd love to have a patch of hemp for spinning, but I think this is
still illegal in the States.
I have 2 sheep, as well, a Cotswold ewe & a Wensleydale X Cotswold. I'm
looking forward to spinning them up. [Do you think the sheep would
Wishing all a Happy New Year. Ælfgifu
Jennifer Hill Ælfgifu
Counting Sheep Farm House Red Stag/Cynn Readheort
- Municipal laws against urban chickens is one big factor in choosing my new
home. In some places you need a 1 acre lot to keep livestock in the city
limits, and they consider chicken the same as cattle. Ick! Seattle has a
couple of organizations just to encourage backyard chicken keeping.
As far as I can tell, my current (and hopefully permanent) town has rather
common sensical laws. 50 foot setbacks for animal pen/stable/coop/hive, and
proper fencing. Any neighbor complaints get you a visit from the law to see
if you are keeping them properly. Much better than a blanket "No" policy.
From what the guy at city hall told me, they don't really have a set policy
and you pretty much just get your chickies and be polite to your neighbors
in how you keep them.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Ro" <ladyro@...>
Sent: Friday, January 07, 2005 8:10 AM
Subject: Re: [Authentic_SCA] Re: Livestock
> Three words: Home Owner's Association.
> Check your neighborhood regs, or HOA regs BEFORE you decide to keep
> chickens. Ours SPECIFICALLY prohibits keeping poultry.
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