Our dear friends, Jeff & Kim, always send cull tomatoes home with me after we've done the Saturday Market together. This week after we'd filled the two cull buckets that I bring with me each week we dumped extra tomatoes into my empty egg cooler. I let the creatures find the goodies on their own. Carrie, one of the Dexter cows, pushed her way in first and eventually managed to flip the lid. Once she'd finished up a few of the goats and sheep stepped in for leftovers. The cooler will get a very thorough scrubbing inside and out before we use it again!
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
It was almost 80 at 7 a.m. so I decided that if I was going to work outside I'd best get to it. I have had a few fleeces that I needed to pick for the longest time so decided to go through them. Since I was working out at the side of the house Eve, the donkey, had to help. Sadie, the Anatolian Shepherd, checked to see if I had something interesting in the bag but quickly went about her own business.
Tuesday, July 12, 2011
It was too stinking hot to dye things today. Instead, I borrowed three delightful children from town and we did a little visiting. We started at my daughter-in-law's family farm in Anderson, Hardy Berry. They got their berry picking baskets weighed and then visited Jack, the Anatolian Shepherd, and his sheep and alpacas.
Friday, July 8, 2011
No wonder the hen I pulled this egg out from under was in a foul mood, pecking at my arm as I slid my hand under her in the nest box.
Wednesday, July 6, 2011
On Saturday a young lady who works at the restaurant right behind my Market tent was admiring my sock yarn and also some of my scarves. Long story short - I offered to knit her a ruffled scarf from her favorite sock yarn and also to dye some more sock yarn in yellows for another scarf. So I started knitting Sunday afternoon, dyed her yellow yarn on Monday & finished my knitting this morning.
Friday, July 1, 2011
Yesterday morning as I was dyeing it seems every chicken within earshot had something to say. There was a little crowing but most of the noise was the nice clucking sounds that happy chickens make as they scratch around working for treats to eat. I was dyeing early in the day so the birds were much more ambitious than later when it warmed up. By noon the birds were mostly reclined in shady spots staring at me as if they just knew that I was the cause of their distress. Seems we all gave up working by midday because of the heat.