Sunday, December 27, 2009
Thiamine deficiency (it's not known what causes it) makes them act very "drunken".....dizzy & it will make them go blind. It can be reversed though, luckily. A friend of mine had a llama that had it & had pretty much completely lost his eyesight. She thought for sure he was going to die but he didn't, he made a full recovery.
Next post, my Christmas present.
Monday, December 14, 2009
Sunday, November 22, 2009
They are both Romney lambs from my friend's farm. I wasn't planning on getting any sheep (well, not just yet anyways). It all started with an innocent visit to my friend Karen's farm to see the white llama born to two dark brown parents.
I turned around & there he was! Tristan!.....with the most adorable face! He looked like an Olde Babydoll Southdown lamb which is what I am interested in getting in a year or two.
Well.......I just had to have him.
And of course you can't have just one by themselves.....so in the next pen were 3 little girls.
I picked Petunia.
They are very happy in their new home.
I just love them!
Sunday, November 1, 2009
Went hiking again over in the White Mountains. I took a co-worker & her daughter with me this time. I took them on the Square Ledge Trail. When we came back down of the ledge, there was a 5 year old boy with his mother waiting for his father to climb to the top. The 5 year old climbs too! She said they started him when he was 2! The Dad is a guide in the White Mountains. You can see the little boy in the picture with his mother right behind him. Dad is at the top.
Gus is getting old. I can see different signs, changes in him. He is about 9 now. He is the first bunny we ever got & he has out lived others.
My parents came to visit this weekend. They brought my birthday present & I love it! I have been wanting to get a dutch oven & cook delicious stews. I can't wait to try it. Maybe next weekend! We took them to Cabella's since my Dad had never been to one & my brother talks about it (and has a lot of stuff from there). LL Bean is the big thing out here. Their flagship store is in Freeport which is about 45min from here. I think I may go back & get one of the books on dutch oven cooking so I can use it next weekend. They also brought us some moose meat. My mother got her license this year.
Wednesday, October 14, 2009
This beautiful team of Percherons was from Sennett, New York. They won first place in the 8 horse hitch. They did work very nicely together.
These were also Percherons from Hi Lo Farm from Springfield, Vermont.
Oxen being taken for a walk.
I went to see Jamey Johnson in concert Saturday night. It was a good concert, I like his singing. It was pretty cool when he sang "In Color" & the whole audience sang every single word to the song & drowned him out. He also sang "Give It Away" which he wrote but George Strait sings. I like Jamey singing it much better. It just fits his voice & persona much better.
I also bought some beautifully dyed Finn/Romney roving from Lisa of Rolling Knolls Farm. I love browns & the color was so beautiful I had to get it. Here it is spun singles just waiting for my to ply it. Like I don't already have enough of my own fiber to spin......well, it's always fun to try different fibers & colors.
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
I'm kinda torn. I have a big old loom that was given to me. The elderly lady that owned it said she wanted it to go to someone who would use it. I would definitely use it if I had space to set it up. I keep holding onto it thinking someday I will have space. Now I'm thinking maybe I will let it go. I don't know. Guess I'll have to think on it some more.
***********************************************************Calypso came in last weekend & had a seat right on the porch & said "I'm ready for my grooming now!" He's such a cuddle bug.
Well, I'm off now to work on my wool socks that I'm knitting for a gift.
Another beautiful day for hike. We had a great time & I can't wait to go again! I'd go every day if I could! I think when I retire I'll move to the White Mountains.