This is the second month that I have traded fiber for eggs. You can read about my first fiber for eggs trade here. I hope this continues to work for the person I am trading with. I ran out of eggs two weeks ago and several times almost bought a dozen at the grocery, but I do not want to eat those eggs anymore. I really want to stick to my trade. I want to eat the healthy, local, humane eggs, and I want to keep buying them with spinning fiber. So I put the cartons back each time I picked them up. And I think I am more appreciative of them today (it was scrambled eggs with my own sauteed zucchini and summer squash for lunch) for not having had any for so long. I think this is really what eating locally means. If your choices are either going without something, or purchasing an inferior quality/product that traveled a thousand miles to get to you, then maybe not having any of that thing for a while is the better option? I wish that I could have more things that I trade for.
I made up a blend of fiber that I am calling August Sunflowers. It was a mix, about 50/50 of wool and alpaca. The brown is the wool and the colors are hand dyed alpaca. I might have made enough for myself too. Both batches were about four ounces.
There is really more yellow in these batts than is showing in the photo. I like that I am accumulating boxes of batts for myself too. I have been setting them aside wrapped in tissue and in boxes–with content labels so I won’t have to guess later–and am working through some other things first. But it is fun to think of them as batts in the bank for a rainy (more likely snowy) day.
Thanks to Diane for the eggs!
p.s. I forgot to mention that I received four dozen eggs–that is what we thought was fair–four ounces of fiber, for four dozen eggs, once per month.