Tuesday, December 6, 2011

no snow spa day

We had another wicked wind come through the farmstead again last night. Again, I thought for sure the side of the house would be peeled off and rolled up like a sardine can. But we survived! Other than the nasty wind, we woke up to 5 above and no snow. Yep. I love it!! I hate the white stuff. When it comes in October and it doesn't leave until May it just makes for a very long winter.  I don't even care if there is snow on the ground for Christmas. I have had plenty of white Christmas-es, in my life to last me a lifetime. I  would actually enjoy a brown one for a change!!

Today, Maddie and I brought the boys out of their pen. Etzio needs a bit of work with his leading. Well we all know how stubborn donkeys can get. But this little guy doesn't know how stubborn I can be. I won.

Each boy got a very good rub down. Charlie enjoyed his grooming immensely. Etzio, not so much.

Madeline cleaned their hooves. She said this is a first. She has never cleaned so tiny of hooves before.

No snow!!!
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busy in Mrs Claus's workshop

I have been busy crochet-ing gifts for the special people on my list.

I have crochet-ed  toque and scarves for four of the grand-children. Two scarves for each of the older girls. Toques for the hubby and junior.

I have crochet a pile of dish clothes. I even sewed these oven mitts. I don't know if my hand made a good pattern though.

This isn't a very good picture, but these little 'flower-ettes' are make-up remover pads. Just toss into the wash when done. I think this is a very good idea of recycling and saving a few pennies. The instructions for making these are here and here and the pattern I used here.

 I am glad this Afghan is done. I had started it last winter, and than I fractured my thumb, and I couldn't finish it. It was suppose to be a wedding gift for Cassie and Mike. Well now it is part of their Christmas gift.

I made this shawl for my mother. 

 Maddie was kind enough to model it for me.

What kind of projects have you all been working on?

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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Sunday visiting

Charlie was looking for treats. And when he discovered I didn't have any, he snubbed me.

Ali Baba getting a scratching on her cheek. She is one of the quietest ewes that I have.

Brigan and Charlie touching noses through the fence.

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