Tuesday, September 22, 2009

happy equinox!


we celebrated equinox with an evening naked swim at strawberry hole- it was a delight! No one in sight, cold as hell(despite the hot day) but awesome anyway!!! once you're numb you can swim and swim.

photo credit:Liam

Monday, September 21, 2009

the sweetness in life


we got our first bantam egg today! it's the sweetness in life that keeps me going!


Saturday, September 12, 2009

fiber blog?

okay okay! i know this is suppose to be somewhat of a fiber blog. life in these parts are just so ever consuming and busy that knitted items and other fibery goodness go un-noticed, un-photographed and un-posted! this is a disgrace, pathetic, and down right slanderous!!! i am SO going to try and be a better post-er. i actually do more fiber stuff than is shown but with time constraints and a funky computer-pictures and post just don't always happen-then life takes over and just forget IT! not gonna happen.

but i actually did finish the Gaia shoulder hug shawl back in august. was worried about having enough yarn for the picot bind off-so i stopped early but ended up having enough for a bigger shawl. oh well, it's a nice small shawl and being that i am hobbit like-it fits me perfect!
this picture makes it look way bigger than it is! don't want to bore you with 20 pictures of this shawl-i'll just post a few. even though i have about 20 pictures of this thing! why?

haven't sewn the ends in yet-so you can see some stragglers.

now if i only had time to post the pics on ravelry!!!

on a much delighted note-for hubby. we found a home for zeemic. what a swell rooster-beautiful crow, sweet disposition and he had the effin biggest wattles and comb i have ever seen. wish i could have seen how big he got. he's only 4 months old. the girls are missin their man-as he was such a gentleman! hope gaia decides to raise him rather than eat him. but thank you gaia what ever you choose! if you do eat him-his meat is gonna be sweet! no nasty rooster meat there!

i leave you with a picture of the dragon-

this is his state of being during the day after keeping the foxes and coyotes away from the property at nite! also wrestling with "montana" the alpha female great pyranese/anatolian mix in the early morning-he loves/hates that she visits every morning. the minute i tell her to go home- blue is on it and gets so mad that she doesn't care what he says. later!

Sunday, September 6, 2009

summer time-the fair!!!

after listening to prarie home companion's minnesota state fair episode last night on the radio, i realized i still had time to post about our country fair-even though it was weeks ago.

i actually crawled out from underneath my rock and spun in "public" for 4 hours. i don't usually do this. i'm more of a behind the scenes kinda gal- love helping with set up or tear down. but generally don't do things that involve communicating with the general public-yes, i'm a true hermitess at heart! but spinning with friends made it easier for me. i can't believe i did not take one picture of the fiber area-so lame!

my most favorite part of the fair is always the animals. i should have been born on a farm. in fact visiting my aunt/uncle's farm when i was a child was the best time ever for me.

COWS-love 'em- here's holly she was my favorite-wanted to take her home!

the animal bonds were sweet:

and of course the merino sheep-the fiber we would sell our children for...are so magestic and regal! gee- he looks a little stoned. california happy sheep!

this guy is blowing the hair off his steer for showing.


horses-what can i say? wish i could trade my car in for one. my fav-the work/draft breeds. the gentle giants. riding them bareback-always a joy!!!! nice neck!!!

liam scored this year at the fair. carey-is 17.5 and didn't want to enter anything this year.

5 blue ribbons-2 photos, a poem, a hand carved power pole, and a bottle collection. his bottle collection brought in best of show:(note the wool roving under the bottles!)

here's a close up of the power pole model:


i will post his poem later as you can't see it. okay enough mama bragging.

the fair is always fun for us. no deep fried butter for me. we always go back every year to see our favorite stuff-the mobile beehive, checking out the tractors, animals, leering at the republican booth, we always hit the "beef-it's whats for dinner" booth, the narrow gauge project-the local model train diorama, no veggie brats this year:( i'm so lucky my kids are NOT into rides and we can avoid the midway totally- liam won't even walk thru it. bummer for me as i love the people watching and checking out the carnis. the boys saw more of the fair than i did as i was spinning. carey and girlfriend sage hung out at his favorite booth-the vita mix! they know him now! i so want a vita mix but jeeze- they are the price of a spinning wheel!!!! you can never have too many spinning wheels.

what? i gotta make dinner-later!