Archive for October, 2007
….how about you just take a peek at the cool pumpkins my kids carved tonight.
This one is my 14, soon to be 15, year old sons. Can you tell he has cars on his mind? In case you just can’t see it or are not an automobile buff….the eyes are the Pontiac Emblem, the nose of course is Chevy and the mouth is VW. I think it was a clever idea and is a great pumpkin!!
Here are some of the photos I took while we were cutting the wood I mentioned in an earlier post.
all our leaves are now on covering the ground. They came down in a hurry. I fear winter is on its way. They say we are suppose to have a warm one and that means lots of snow! That is ok I don’t mind shoveling, but I hate the bitter cold. I spent a couple of hours piling wood. We ordered twenty full cords of wood, that is a full logging truck and trailer full. It is bigger stuff and most of it is oak. We spent one weekend cutting and splitting and got about half of it cut and about a quarter split. Now that has to be piled ever so neatly and the rest cut and split…hmmm….wonder what we might be doing this weekend. Anyone want to volunteer to come help???
My ‘teach Kena to knit intarsia” days are over!! I can do it!! Here is a picture of the dishcloth I made. It was a special order and it made me learn how to knit intarsia. I am very thankful to have a very good knitting friend with patients…or wait..is she a patient…some days it seems that way! Anyway in a few short minutes she had me up and knitting!
Brian and I are thinking heavily about getting back into the goat milking business. I want to take it a step or two further than he did, when he used to do it. I want to pasturize the milk, bottle and sell it and make cheese. So that is where our reasearch is heading at this time. We have looked at a few different farm’s to enlarge our operation, but that is going slowly. We may just start here, and then make the move. We don’t have pasuture so we have to feed hay 365 and well that is no fun and not cheap!
On another note I have been doing a little knitting. I have my intarsia dishrag completed and one more to make to fill the order…I needed to do some brain less knitting yesterday at my friends house during our weekly get together and so I worked on the never ending sweater I am making for Brian. I have to get knitting on it so he can wear it this winter. I started in a year ago, but took some time off because I was getting tired of knitting in circles and I wanted to do something different….well I started a pair of socks….that was fun until I got to the foot where I was doing guess what. Yup!!! knitting in circles….duh…what was I thinking….so those are sitting on the needles. Then I moved into a dishrag knitting frenzy….burnt out on those so back to the sweater. Did I ever mention how much I hate UFO’s!!!????
I finally got word that my girls are not going down anymore for breeding so hopefully they are with child. I can go pick up my llama’s when I get my truck back from the shop….hopefully this place fixes it right!!! Nothing more frustrating than having to have a wrecker come and get it after you get it back from the shop and then spend another $1000 to “fix” it and it still don’t start or run, except when it is bright and sunny out. Keep in mind we are in Upper Michigans were several feet of snow are the norm for the upcoming winter months…..this is our plow truck!!! Kind of a VERY important vehicle to have running, especially with a 1/2 mile drive way very prone to drifting!!
I will be bringing home two new 4-legged fiber procucing children too….you will have to wait to see what!!! I know suspense is a killer but trust me it will be well worth your wait!!!