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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 Surprise for Sky

13 Nov

I shared a while back that along with the new windows, I was planning on doing some work with the doors.  Sky has an insulated dog house, but he’s rather claustrophobic and will not use it.  I decided to do something to help him have a nice warm place to be when I’m at work.

Sky

I had the old outside door moved to the other side of the back porch, so I can still close it and secure the rest of the house.  Some day, I’ll get rid of the 1970s paneling and add insulation and redo the floors, but for now, I’m calling it good enough to get through the winter.

It makes a nice space for him.

And he has figured out how to go in and out.

He’s actually pretty smart about it. Luckily, he got it figured out because we woke up Monday morning to a frigid winter wonderland.

Now I need to figure out how to keep him from stealing my gloves off the counter in there because I’m pretty sure I’m not going to find the one that’s out there somewhere.

Our Snowy Week

1 Nov

This week ended up being rather snowy.  The first round of snow came Monday evening.

Luckily the ground was fairly warm, and it really didn’t last.

Sky

Thursday morning surprised me with snow that stuck to the roads.  It was a bit of a precarious drive to work, but I made it safely. I think Mama was happy to be inside the house where she was cozy and warm.

Mama Phoenix

Especially since her house had doubled in size.

By the time evening came, you could hardly see any snow left.

Maybeline and the goats

It was a beautiful Samhain sunset.  I’m really not ready for winter