Sunday, November 22, 2009

Welcome Tristan & Petunia!

Look who came to live at my house! Welcome Tristan & Petunia!

This is Tristan........

and this is Petunia.

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 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

Fall Time This & Thats

I finished this pair of socks that I made for my neighbor. I am going to give them to him today. They came out really nice. The pattern was called "Hunter's Socks" & they have a double heel. I had never done a double heel before. It was very easy. I bought this wonderful DK weight yarn from Romney Ridge Farm. I was lucky, I had just a few yards left when I finished off the socks! Whew!

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.

My alpacas are enjoying the maple leaves I give them. They love to roll in them & of course, eat them. They see me gathering them & they get excited. Some of them let me dump the tote over them & let the leaves fall down around them (since I'm dumping them over a 5ft fence).

You can see the ducks in the background, sitting in the shade of the barn. I don't know why they would want to be in the shade on a November day! Silly ducks!

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.

Christopher was curious about the bucket. He wasn't sure if it was something that would attack him so he checked it out very cautiously. (Even though he sees me with it every day.)

Having their morning hay (before the maple leaves).

I finished spinning some of the brown dyed roving that I bought from Rolling Knolls Farm while at the Fryeburg Fair. I love the variation. I was very happy with how it came out. Now I'm anxious to spin the purple roving I bought from her.

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.

Here is another one of the many projects I have going. I am making this scarf out of Spin-Off magazine (Winter 2004).

Here's mine in progress.

Well, got to get some other stuff done & my apple crisp is just about ready to come out of the oven.