So much has happened since I last posted:
* The one year anniversary of Stan's passing on October 17th (thanks to all who remembered me)
* Removal of the big willow that was damaged in the June thunderstorm (thanks Alex, Doob and Mike for cutting it down)
* My neighbor's church group, from Trio Community Church, installed new windows in my house on October 27th (Those people were amazing! Not only did they put in the new windows, they raked the yard, cleaned out my barn and fixed the chain link fences that were damaged in that June storm.)
* Sold some of my favorite Shetland ewes to a new shepherdess, including good old Hattie (thanks for giving them all a good home Alissa!)
* Put the Finn ram in with the girls and noticed that the burdizzoed ram lambs are just as horny as he is, oh-oh;
* Taught a nunofelt scarf class at Creative Souls in Anoka (thanks Dawn!),
This is not to mention flat tires on the truck, hay procurement, vehicle maintenance and a dramatic fall one morning which sent the sheep running for cover. It's amazing how many things go through your mind as you watch the scenery change from the wall to the roof of the pole building -- including the fact that floor is dirt and covered with hay. :-) That incident reminds me carry my cell phone when I do chores.
I am trying to hold it all together but I really need to do more felting. There are so many ideas in my head that need to come out in felt! Lord knows I have plenty of fiber. Last week I boxed up 54 pounds of fiber to be sent out for processing into yarn, combed top and roving.
Oh and I hired a chimney cleaner so I can have fires in the wood stove again. Love that!
Okay, it's time for me to hop in the shower and then feed the critters. Another day of Census work is calling and I want to do it while the weather is nice.
Leaving you with a photo of my Lady Slipper Orchid which is going to bloom soon. Notice the window changes in these photos.
I love my new windows! My dad and my neighbor Tim finished up the inside trim this past week. So nice! Now I need to get some curtains and shades put up.