28 Jan 2011 2 Comments
26 Jan 2011 Leave a comment
Bindi has found her way upstairs to our ‘Evita balcony’ which overlooks our living room. She gets up there and immediatly wants down. She cries and cries. I have to go to the stairs and call her so she can find her way back down. We play this game many times every day. When we got up this morning, we found Jenna (who is confined to her kennel when indoors) and Bindi running around the living room together. We’ve been anticipating Bindi busting her out one evening, and will very carefully monitor our long distance records this month.
25 Jan 2011 2 Comments
We’re under a winter storm warning for snow, sleet and freezing rain, 90% starting this evening. The sheep are not concerned. They’ll stand out in the middle of it all in their woolies. Last year their fleece weighed in between 5 and 10 lbs. each and spins into beautiful yarn. It’ll be shearing time before they know it, and they’ll spend the remaining days of winter near the barn. Until then, they’re just fine, thank you.
24 Jan 2011 2 Comments
It was inevitable… We left Jenna’s kennel door open an inch or so this morning and Bindi ran in to say “Hi, I believe we are neighbors”. She stayed long enough to snuggle a bit. Jenna indulged her young visitor’s invasion of her personal space with grace. She pretty much pretended to ignore her, but kept glancing at her out of the corner of her eye. Jenna pretty much ignores every creature that doesn’t have fleece and goes ‘baaa’. We’ve tried to get her to chase deer, turkeys, geese and our goats. If we give her a command, she just runs in circles looking for a sheep to boss around
22 Jan 2011 4 Comments
The best crafting site on the planet, Craftster, has awarded my post about our farm life as one of their best of 2010. They also awarded Mieljolie for the paper mache witch boot she made me in a swap and also my good friend Cackle who has taught me everything I know about polymer clay. Woo hoo!
21 Jan 2011 Leave a comment
At least it is at our house, which means the dining room is taken over by our set-up. No more fancy dinner parties for us until everything gets moved to the greenhouse in a few months! Shower curtain liners cover the oriental rug and grow lights are mounted above and below a utility table. That’s our ghost pepper plant in the pot under the table, it’s just starting to yield. We planted phase 1 of assorted hot peppers and heirloom tomatoes in the seed trays. We’re first to market around here with both. People jump on heirloom tomatoes after living with those flavorless grocery store ones for the last 8 or so months!