Hiya everyone! We are pleased to share with you all another Sojourner's Migration Blog written by Vampy the current caretaker of Sojourner. This was originally published on her blog found here on July 28th, 2021.
Wishing you all Happy Spinning and Bird Watching!
"Today I thought it was high time Sojourner learned where her fibre comes from. I showed her what happens to cotton after it is spun:
And also some cotton bolls and fibre from the last time I grew it… it doesn’t grow too well in the UK, but I managed to get a little.
After that we went outside to the garden. A very small bird in a very big greenhouse
After fighting our way past the overgrown lettuce and tomatillo plants, we made it to the cotton!
Soon she was distracted by all the other greenery around her, so I showed her what Japanese Indigo looks like and told her to watch out for pretty blue fibre.
She was such a happy bird outdoors we went and looked at a few other plants.
Before relaxing for a while first on the moss, then by the waterfall.
She wasn’t done there though, there’s just so much more to learn. I told her all about flax:
And she learned how it grows
After a very busy and educational day, I think the best thing for us to do is curl up in bed with a cat and do some spinning!
The following is an estimated schedule. We have built in time for shipping however as with any adventure there's always a bit of uncertainty. Updates about Tweety and Sojourner's travels will be shared on our Instagram and Facebook page/group.
Lorrie G - Alaska - July 22-Aug 8
Krystal P - Washington - Aug 13-29
Jessica C - Washington - Sept 2-19
Nancy T - Washington - Sept 23-Oct 10
Esther E - Idaho - Oct 15-31
Susan L - Idaho - Nov 4-21
Leigh W - Oregon - Nov 26-Dec 12
Desiree G - Oregon - Dec 16-Jan 2
Valerie S - Washington - Jan 6-23
Vampy - UK - July 22-Aug 8
Kathryn F - UK - Aug 12-29
Jan H - UK - Sept 2-19
Liz T - UK - Sept 23-Oct 10
Eve W - UK - Oct 15-31
Teresa P - UK - Nov 4-21
Jessica D - UK - Nov 26-Dec 12
Su J - UK - Dec 16-Jan 2
Sophie L - UK - Jan 6-23
Follow the Migration!
To keep tabs on the adventures of these two Sparrows follow us on DaedalusSpinningWheels on Instagram, Daedalus Spinning Wheels on Facebook, as well as our Migration Blog here on Spotted Ewe Fibers. All spinners participating on this program are encouraged to use the following hashtags on social media. #DaedalusSparrowMigrationProgram