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Indoor Activities

1 Dec

It’s official.  All five days of my Thanksgiving break have had crummy weather: rain, wind, gloom, and this morning, I woke to snow.

They are big fat wet flakes.  I have no idea how I’m going to have pictures to do blog posts this week.  Hopefully, I can scrape together a couple posts from the few pictures I took on Wednesday.

In the meantime, it’s been a lot of indoor activities.  Mama and I have been having long philosophical conversations.  She’s quite the wise bird.

Mama having breakfast

I finished a scarf that I started last February, and gave it to my mom.  Now I’m working on a new knitting project.

I can’t tell you too much about it because it will be a Christmas gift.

I also have been reading.  My current book is about the father of author Alexandre Dumas.  I had no idea his father was the son of a French aristocrat and a Hatian slave.  He also used his father’s military career as the basis for some of his novels, The Count of Monte Cristo and The Three Musketeers.

Anyhow, I have a reading buddy.  Rocky is always right there when I curl up with my book.

Rocky

I also decided to try and work on some of the feed bag totes that have been cut out since the middle of the summer.

I still have more cut out to finish, but I got a good start.

I was completely out of the all flock feed, and I’d sold out of the goat feed and scratch grains too.

One afternoon I decided to try to photograph Sky wearing a Santa hat.

Sky

That didn’t work well because he doesn’t sit still.  I can’t get far enough away to take his picture either.  He’s plastered to my side.

Maybe the weather will get better and I can try putting it on Pluto.  He’d make an adorable Santa goat.

A Present to Me

23 Jul

I usually don’t get myself presents.  You know, except llamas, and that’s just expanding the family.  Anyhow, I got myself a present.

It had been many years since I’ve had a working sewing machine.  I used to sew all the time.  I thought I’d try it again.

But sewing a skirt doesn’t really merit mention on a farm blog.  Forgive the mess; I was washing my bedding.

That’s just learning the machine and getting back into practice.  Then I want to take my feed bags and turn them into tote bags.

I’m getting to where I have quite the variety of bags: goat feed, goat minerals, llama and alpaca, dog, cat, cracked corn.  I decided to start with dog chow.

What do you think?  I think I’m ready to move on to a goat or llama feed tote bag.

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