I'm an avid 4th generations spinner and weaver and knitter of over 30. I teach both spinning and knitting. I am a Fiber Arts Judge and a Lay Minister.
I have 2 fantastic kids and a wonderful husband.
While I do not raise sheep (helping on my aunt's sheep ranch convinced me I'm not cut out to be a rancher) I do support the local economy through buying fleece. We also have a couple local woolen mills that do excellent jobs when I get behind processing.
I used to be a High School English Teacher, but am in "private practice" with my own kids - current ages 4 and 7. No, I do not home school my kids. Yes, they do know how to spin, knit, and dye (Kool-aid).
We hike and camp in the "wilds" of Montana. Yes, I've encountered a grizzly bear. No, I didn't run. Yes, the bear took one look at me and ran. No, it didn't hurt my feelings. Yes, my husband (before marriage) accidentally pepper sprayed my parents. Yes, they let him live and I married him anyway.
You can join our new group LOW-Down (Lovers of Wool) on Ravelry or our blog.
I'm currently going to grad school studying my Masters in Communication and Leadership at Gonzaga. What is that? If you think of any way we communicate as humans, writing, thinking, speaking, art, advertising, etc., that is communication.