Sunday, July 13, 2008
The next step will be to have someone actually use it to see how well it holds up. I am excited to see my fiber made into something. Now I need to really start carding and spinning. I only have about two hundred pounds to go...and more being grown every day. Kathy was right it piles up quickly if you don't keep using it.
I think I am going to ask my friend Michelle to use it to make something. I will post what she does if she agrees. Eventually I will learn how to make some things and hopefully one day start selling my yarns.
Saturday, July 12, 2008
Ready to jump at a moments notice to anything that is entering my kingdom. She is fierce with never ending energy to protect and be ever watchful.
OK, maybe I am stretching it a bit. My Abby is doing what she does best, laying around and sleeping and I wouldn't have it any other way.
She gives unconditional love and follows me all around and I love her just the way she is. Even when the geese chase her around.
Friday, July 11, 2008
A continuation from last nights rain fall are my five geese..... They were like what is all the fussing about...this is perfectly OK with us...more water and mud to play in.
These five geese are my newest addition to my herd. They have settled in just fine and roam around like they own the place. I think they do. They are so funny...if a goat won't move for them they just go right between their legs. I am going to try and get a picture of it....I was just shocked to see it happen and the goat didn't even seem to notice.
As you can see Oyster and Oreo (the sisters, as I call them) are just relaxing in the rain. They don't seem to mind it as much as the goats. I hope they let themselves dry off a little before taking a roll in the desert for a dust bath. If they don't dry they'll turn into a big mud ball....but I will love them anyway mud and all.
I guess they gave up trying to find something to get under because they were just standing there....melting in the rain. They so don't like water so this is probably killing them to get soaked. They do have cover but I guess it is just easier just to stand in one place feeling all dejected and wet to the bone. The look on Sampson's was saying 'this is just killing me, don't they know I will melt in the rain'.....I told them I think there is a good chance, probably a very good chance they will survive the soaking even if it does rain all night. It didn't seem to make them feel any better, they didn't even move.
Oh well, they'll live...
I couldn't sleep tonight and noticed it was raining a lot....so I ventured out to see if my wash was running. It was running big time and will probably be running until morning. The first picture shows my waterfall that is about halfway through my property. The bottom picture was taken at the end of my property headed towards the wash. There is a lot of water running and we need it. I like to see it when it is full...I think it is neat to have a wash. I will post more pictures tomorrow.
Thursday, July 10, 2008
A few weeks ago in a top secret location, even I didn't know where it was on my property, a Queen of the Night was opened. I was surprised to have stumbled upon it. The flower lasted only one night....but it was spectacular. I am thrilled to have it growing on my land. When it is not in bloom the cactus is difficult to see as it looks like the bush it is growing under. You can see this in the second picture. Hopefully I have found it enough times to know where it is so I can keep an eye on it for next year....maybe the blossom will be even bigger. I hope so.
Sunday, July 6, 2008
As I walked out and down my few steps in the front of my house using my flashlight....there he was. Just sitting all curled up waiting for something good to eat. I gently stepped over him and took a picture....then took myself and my dog, Abby back into the house. Abby has been bitten twice....I certainly don't need a third bite.
I showed the snake respect and left it be.....hopefully by morning it will have found something to eat and be on its way.
I was kind of surprised as this is the first Rattler I have seen this year. I have seen three to four king snakes but this is the first Rattler.