Category Archives: Lone Jack Fiber

Spacely’s Sprockets – Not Yet Open

So what’s that weird squeak?  We’ve oiled the entire carder and still there’s that annoying squeal.  I say we’ve but really Jude does the oiling since I’m sort of machine impaired.  Then her ex took a look and we’ve got … Continue reading

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Wool, Wonderful Wool

It’s miserably hot in north western Missouri right now.  We have been working in the evening when we run the carding machine to avoid the 110 degree heat in the wool shed.  Better than that we’ve been staying in getting … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for the World Sheep and Fiber Arts Festival

We’re working hard to get plenty of fiber ready for the World Sheep and Fiber Arts Festival in Bethel, Missouri over the 4th and 5th of September.  I have two alpacas which produce more alpaca fiber than I really need.  I’m … Continue reading

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Half the Team is Going on Vacation

My sister, Jude, is going to Denver to see my cousin sing opera, with the Denver Opera I guess.  I’m going to try to keep things going at the mill without her.  That means a bunch of skirting, washing and … Continue reading

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Skirt Your Fleece

Everyone should remember to skirt any fleece before sending to us or even before washing it yourself.  Keep in mind that your final product is affected by the quality of the fleece you start out with.  If you leave in … Continue reading

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Back From Vacation

The mill was closed last week while we went on vacation.  But we’re back now and raring to go.  We have been offering to process fleeces in exhange for an equal amount of fleece to keep ourselves.  We’ll either use … Continue reading

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Lone Jack Fiber Mill Off and Running

Well, it’s been such a rush getting Lone Jack Fiber Mill up and running.  My sister and I are working hard and learning lots.  We’ve already got some loyal customers.  It’s been fun meeting a bunch of different fiber people and hearing … Continue reading

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