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2003 up a little in the a matter of I don't like to Sunrise. It sure helps only , of course). if I don't get right away in the Dan, works in and he sometimes in for work before I make his lunch, sit and have coffee and then he's off to very rare that we 6 a.m. I can't in bed much that. I'd miss too day. out my living room and watch the sun over the Gartner us Ranch. The of the cattle on the so beautiful. To hear calling out to their awesome. To see the and buck- I never grow Watching. The pheas- , so vibrant as the sun COlor of the roosters. things continue on day, but it s always in the morning. to the atti- it happen if I day ! L recipe for ZVindows recently received cleaner in which a was the "best win- she's ever used." Stated that you must be this concoc- it cleans so well See the window. water alcohol Put in a spray bot- ri, dry and enjoy treak-free windows. BY DENIECE SCHWAB Herald-Leader A reuniting of an era may be making its way back into the fingertips and feet ot many women today. Back in the good old days, families sheared sheep and women made warm clothes for everyone in the family or used the fleece as a moneymaking business. The business of raising sheep for selling the wool and meat was a big business, and it still brings in a few bucks here and there. Something few people ~hear about these days is a woman who manually spins the fleece into yam. Becky Daniels, Sidney, con- tinues life at her spinning wheel. Daniels wasraised out- side of Sidney, and went to East Lone Butte School, north of Girard Hall, until seventh grade. Georgia Peterson taught school for several years at East Lone Butte until it was decided children would be bussed into Fairview because population was diminishing in the rural district. Peterson taught Daniels to knit during the third and fourth grade. "We knitted our moth- er's a pincushion for Mother's Day," Daniels said. "We worked all winter long when we couldn't go outside because of the cold." In the mid-1970s Daniels moved to Roundup, Mont., where she taught school for many years.. "One of my friends II1! "One of my friends in Roundup taught me how to spin. I was working on her wheel and my folks decided they'd buy a wheel for me. I still work on my Ash ford wheel today." - Becky Daniels i in Roundup taught me how to spin," Daniels said. "I was working on her wheel and my folks decided they'd buy a wheel for me. I still work on my Ashford wheel today. It came from New Zealand. "I continue to go back to Roundup to teach children how to spin with my friend Roberts Hagstrom, who carries on with the spinning unit we created twenty-five years ago." In those early years Daniels spun quite a bit, but when her children came along, they took precedence over the spinning e MONTANA times for maqy fitmilies - and job layoffs reported in When stress hits home, we often slide into the background. We may i to the television - and grab fast foods than preparing high-energy Well and being active are more impor- ever," Phyllis Dennee, MS, of Extension in Bozeman. foods and physical activity are it comes to fighting stress, a~d everyday illnesses~ like colds and looking for easy ways to reduce stress, and feel better, the answer may be as dinner table. Research shows that lead to better nutrition, better lan- better school performance and better in children and teens. to Dennee, quick and healthy family. -~ simpler than you think. "Whether you single parent, college couple or a and inexpensive to put a tasty Best of all, with minimal effort Serving the Moal] area since 1908 x PHOTO BY DENIECE SCHWAS Becky Danlels spins a thread or two of yarn onto the bobbin st the spinning wheel. She has plenty of help with pets, Ruby and Mattle. The lambs were named after Danlels' paternal grandmothers. Can you name all the parts of the spinning wheel? Peterson, Msvity and Danlels will fill you in on what you need to know about the lost art st the Silk Rose Gallery May 3. wheel. I knew someday I'd have time for my crafting again, so I kept the faith and supplies," Daniels said. Dana and Bill Milton, Roundup, had moved from the San Francisco area and bought a sheep ranch. Dana was a weaver, and wanted to start a business in Roundup using their wool. it's been many years since Roundup Wools closed its doors, but Daniels remembers working for the wool shop. "Dana marketed all over the U.S. and did everything at the shop," Daniels said. "Dana hired me as a contract spinner. Other employees washed the fleece; carded it, dyed it and got it all ready for her contract spinners. Dana's business made mittens, hats, shawls, sweaters, just a wide gamut of garments and accessories." When Daniels' father passed away in 2000, the decision was easily made to come ba~k to Sidney to run the farm, and she and husband, Terk Terkildsen, live in the home she grew up in. Daniels plans to raise sheep for their wool and possibly exotic breeds to supply the spinners in the area with a vari- you can get rave reviews with easy tips like these." Cook once, eat twice: With double batches and "planned-overs," you can create your own frozen dinners and microwave meals - more nutrition for much less money. Plan, plan, plan: Get everyone involved in con- tributing their favorite recipes and menus - or take it easy with complete weekly menus from www.montana.edu/extensionnutrition/dinner/. Eat Right Montank (ERM), a statewide coali- tion promoting healthful eating and active lifestyles, urges all Montana families to spend more time eating and playing together. Just adding one more family dinner to your weekly schedule can have big payoffs for your family's I II II / "Eating well and being active are more important now than ever. Nutrient.dense foods and physical activity are the best defense when it comes to fighting stress, disease and everyday ill- nesses, like colds and flu." - Phyllis Dennee Illlllll III I I I ety of products. "There are so many ideas for a cottage busi- ness floating around in my head," Daniels said. "I'm excit- ed about what the future holds." Since her return to Sidney, Daniels has spent a lot of time with Peterson. "She's taken up spinning over the years, and she's taken me under her wing," Daniels said. "I've dust- ed off my spinning wheel and we get together with Sharon Mavity about once a month to spin." Did you know the spinning wheel was invented by Leonar- do Di Vinci? It's true! "He did a lot of inventing besides paint- ing," Daniels said. To find out what the "floating maidens" and the "mother-of- all" are, visit these women at the Silk Rose Gallery in Sidney May 3, when Peterson, Mavity and Daniels demonstrate the craft of spinning. For more information, call Silk Rose Gallery at 433-7673. Punch health, and maybe even finances. "Renew your commitment to healthy habits," says Dennee. "Whether you're on a battlefield or caring for a family at home, nutrition and fitness are the keys to staying strong and healthy." 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