2 01 2015


I was happy to see the year 2014 go.  It wasn’t a particularlly good year for me.  2015 looks very promising.


With high temps in the 20’s and winds its mighty cold out there.  The house is staying warm with oil and lots of wood.  I have been keeping the wood stove going all night which means waking up a couple of times a night.  It’s worth it not to have frozen pipes

The cats seem to be handling the cold well.  Sammy especially finds the warmest place quickly.




Chris and Charlie cleaned the barn today.  They did a great job.  The sheep and Elliott were anxiously waiting for it to be finished.


 Carrots, and apples were waiting for them when it was done.  Great job boys, a huge help to me.   Later this evening Chris and I wormed the sheep.  It’s an easier job where there is two people.  We also bought another loom down which I will be selling.  Lots got done this week.


I called Green Mountain Spinnery this week and next week I will be bringing the almost 50 pounds of wool up to be spun into yarn.  Its Sally and Lucy’s wool and will be the first time that I have had their yarn spun.  Green Mountain now accepts lower wool weights so now there will be no more shipping costs.  It’s a short 45 minute drive for me and right off the highway. I love doing business locally.

I hope you have a wonderful New Year.  Many thanks for reading my blog on this cold night.   Carole.





4 responses

2 01 2015
Eliza Waters

It has been pretty cold – we walk very briskly!
What hale and hearty young helpers you have, lucky you. Your photo is a great one with the light coming from the side.Your sheep look adorable with their thick winter coats. Exciting about your yarn being spun, you’re going hi-tech! 😉

2 01 2015

I am very lucky to have the help. I haven’t sold yarn from my flock in years and now have a local place. I use to send the wool to Canada which was expensive. Looking forward to the brief warm up.

3 01 2015
Anne Wilson

Happy New Year Carole. Nice photo of the sheep. You seem to be having very mixed weather same as we are, today is like a spring day.

4 01 2015

Happy New Year to you both
Its been a tough winter so far. The flu shot that we all got didn’t cover the strains that are around so many people including me have gotten the flu. The weather has been warm and then cold, back and forth. We will be having a cold snap this week with temps hovering around 10 degrees. That may kill off all the germs. I love visiting your blog with all the enticing recipes. Class will be starting the end of the month so I will be getting things ready for them. Will you be planting in February?
Take care

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