Everyone knows that chickens generate a lot of poo, right? It’s been a while since we scraped out the roost flooring of the coop so there was a good bit of poop and it’s pretty much already composted.
Pauline had asked if she could come shovel chicken poo so she would have some for her garden. Who in their right mind would turn down that request? Not me, for sure! I had already cleaned out the nest box area and started a bag of poo for composting and this would go a long way in “spring-if-fying” the coop. So, of course I said sure and we made plans for her and Beth to come over one day.
Now, that’s a darned good friend (Beth) who voluntarily helps shovel poo! And she didn’t even want any for her own garden! I’m pretty sure we’ll have a new supply if she changes her mind. I think I’ll offer some to the lady who gave me all the lemons. She does a lot of gardening and she might like to have a bag.
I met them at the barn and Pauline came walking in with a spinning wheel! Wow! Someone had given it to her and she decided she just didn’t have time to use it so she got permission to pass it on to me. Double Wow!
A friend who comes to shovel chicken poo and brings a spinning wheel as lagniappe! That’s s south Louisiana dream if I ever saw one.
It looks pretty good to me…but don’t forget that I really don’t know what I’m looking at. There seems to be a piece broken off but I think Pauline said she had it at her house. I can probably get one after I determine what is missing.
I’ve been playing a bit with a drop spindle Joan sent to me and I think this spinning stuff could become addictive. So, here’ what I know about the wheel Pauline gave me. Its an Ashford and is made in New Zealand. They have a pretty good name among spinners.
This is what it looks like from the side:
This is the front view. Notice the spot where the arrow points to. Do you know what goes there? Or where I can get a replacement?
There’s a little peg with a knob on top hanging off the end of that wire hanging down. I’m not sure what that’s for either.