Happenings & Activities On Cedar Pond
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Here are my two Sebastopol geese Ella and Fella splashing in our pond along with the ducks. I took this video last year . Ella and Fella spend part of every day in the pond but lately have taken to hiding themselves in unlikely places. I have found them in the wood shed, the kiwi arbor, the hay shed, behind the veggie garden hiding in the long wild grasses on the other side of the fence, and behind a tall shrub in the front yard flower bed. I had a suspicion that proved true...
My Jacob sheep were sheared last month and I can see 9 of my ewes seem about ready to pop with lambs. Their udders are full and lambs should begin arriving any time from now until the end of March, The ewes ( female sheep) seem almost comatose in the sunshine as they lean against fence posts or soak in the heat of the compost pile. It looks so funny to see sheep stretched out all over the pile. Later on when the lams are born they'll have fun leaping over the pile. Who knew a manure pile could provide more than garden enrichment ? SHEEP ! ( 11 year old Sassafras shown in the picture )
I know the calendar says it is still winter but our animals , bees, and wildlife say it is spring.
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Later on today I am hoping to finish packing up the craft room. I have art supplies and scrap-booking supplies to sort through. This is going to be my hardest work because I know I have too much to justify taking it with us on our move. I am also NOT looking forward to going through years of paperwork in the office section of this room. I am amazed I have been able to neatly and efficiently stash so much stuff away in this room that was once our daughter's bedroom. I also know I never want to store this much STUFF again.
Blizzard has been helping me by checking out every pile of fabric and seeing which ones are suitable for a cat nap.
Tasks &Accomplishments thus far since January :
- Finished weaving 4 rugs , took off loom to pack rugs and loom, weaving supplies packed up.
- Had sheep sheared , ready for lambing.
- Began skirting * wool fleeces to take to wool processor so I can have wool batts ready for moving.
- Mucking out poultry pens , taking big pens down for moving. ( HARD physical work ! )
- Deciding on which poultry to keep, sell, etc.,
- Already cleaned out most of pantry, boxed up dishes, etc, some for future garage sale.
Thursday, January 28, 2016
All our dogs love to hang out with my grandchildren , and all my grandchildren love dogs. My canine companions enrich my life, entertain me, and I hope I give to them even a fraction of the love and devotion they give to me. My dogs are a blessing to me and I am thankful for them. ( Picture is of Whimsy and one of our grandsons, daughter's youngest son. )
Friday, January 22, 2016
Sunday, January 17, 2016
13 years after they were married God gave them their miracle baby, a son.
Happy son with his wife and son. And yes, our son is a "worker man" !
Happy birthday son, we love you soooooooooo much !
" Commit your works unto the Lord, and your plans will be established." Proverbs 16:3
" In all your ways acknowledge him ( God ) and He will make your paths straight." Proverbs 3:6
Friday, January 8, 2016
sheared, skirted , washed, and picked*. I decided after the holidays I would spend some time renewing my enthusiasm for my wool crafting by taking time away from all but the needed aspects of keeping a home and simply enjoy playing with wool.
Looks like cotton candy , doesn't it ? This is some exotic wool blends I have had stashed away blended with my Jacob Sheep wool. I had fun picking and choosing from my stash of wool to blend colors and fibers I thought might culminate in some interesting yarns.
The desired end product of my wool blending is wool batts ( wool carded into batts, like batting you might buy for quilts, only wool ) I can spin into yarn I might then weave into fabric.
I ran the wool through my carder a few times. Isn't it lovely ?
I had a few other colors of exotic fiber to combine with my Jacob wool too. This reminds me of tropical fruit and Hawaiian sunsets.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
" Just think, you're not here by chance, but by God's choosing. His hand formed you and made you the person you are. He compares you to no one else - you are one of a kind. You lack nothing that His grace can't give. He has allowed you to be here at this time in history to fulfill His special purpose for this generation." by Roy Lessin , co-founder of DaySpring.
You're here by design so cheer up, this is your year to enjoy and embrace another year of life from God ! How will you choose to live your life this year ? I am hoping I remember to always be thankful for my blessings and mindful that dark times are hard, but a thankful heart sings with joy amidst the tears and sorrows. After all, if Corrie Ten Boom * could praise God for head lice while imprisoned in a Nazi war camp ( because the lice on the prisoners kept the German guards out of the women's quarters ) then surely I can be thankful for the everyday things that tend to get me down , and some of the bigger worries and pains , well, one day at a time they get dealt with . In God's time !
" To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven." Ecclesiastes 3:1
~Picture is of Cedar Pond a few years ago.~