Sunday, March 15, 2009

Busy Days

I suppose I deserve flogging for letting the blog go so long without a post. I have truly had my hands full with a barn full of lambies & their moms. At this point, I'm really behind with pedicures, which need to be done at regular intervals to keep the sheeple comfortable. But that's on tomorrow's agenda.

Weather here has been abysmal. We got away for a week long vacation in Arizona, where it was in the 70s. We enjoyed our visit with Doug's folks, and our trip to the San Diego Zoo's Wild Animal Park where we visited with giraffes, rhinos & birds. We were very happy that our daughter got to come with us on this trip.

The morning after we returned, we awoke to two inches of snow on the ground, and temps in the 20s. Snow here, and especially with temps below freezing for a long time, means that it's time to drag the hose (full of ice) into the house & place in the bathtub to thaw. Then I drag it back out to the barn & loop it over the pillars, so that after I'm done watering the animals, I can easily drain the water out & keep the hose from freezing solid again. The spigot in the barn doesn't freeze - just the hoses. This sure beats dragging buckets of water to the trough.

I got some serious knitting done on our vacation. Finished the Tina Shawl, a Fiddlesticks pattern. I've drug this project around for about two years now and I'm very glad to have it finished. Woohoooo! I am planning to enter it in the Lynden Fair this year. Other than the shawl, I've been test knitting a sock pattern for a friend. This pattern uses Cat Bordhi's method of toe-up socks, and it's given my brain a bit of a cramp, but I think I'm on the right track. Pictures will follow when I finish.


Blogger Long Ridge Farm said...

Hi Yvonne! Beautiful shawl, wow!
I tried to connect via email but don't see an address. Thanks for finding me and dropping a comment! I'd love to talk sheep with you via email!

1:39 PM  
Blogger Leigh said...

Congrats on the shawl! It's gorgeous!

4:26 PM  

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