WALK TO HIGH LEDGES-CORNELIUS-VISIT TO SHEEP AND SHAWL-SCENES OF COLRAIN

24 09 2013

Hello

CORNELIUS

Well those of you who know me know that I couldn’t have an animal around for a while without naming it. I have named the skunk Cornelius.  It suits him.  He may or may not stay but one thing for sure he has rid the place of mice.  No signs of them anywhere.  I don’t see him as often but know he is still around.  I do hope he stays around  I wouldn’t want him to spray anyone but as long as he is not afraid that won’t happen.

HIGH LEDGES IN SHELBURN

My son David , Cousin Gary and I hiked up to High Ledges in Shelburn this afternoon.

DAVID AND GARY

DAVID AND GARY

 

 

It was a 1/2 mile each way and I wasn’t sure my knee would take it.  It was a lovely walk and the view was extraordinary.

VIEWS PF THE DEERFIELD RIVER AND MT. GRAYLOCK IN THE BACKGROUND

VIEWS OF THE DEERFIELD RIVER AND MT. GRAYLOCK IN THE BACKGROUND

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GARY AND I

GARY AND I

 

 

 

 

A WONDERFUL TREE ON THE WAY TO HIGH LEDGES

A WONDERFUL TREE ON THE WAY TO HIGH LEDGES

 

 

 

 

 

 

Views from Colrain

Those who live here are lucky every day.  You just never know what you are going to see.

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Praying Mantis

Yesterday as we were driving to Deerfield to Sheep and Shawl I felt something on my arm.  It was a baby Praying Mantis.  In my lifetime I have never seen a baby.  It was only about an inch long, I hope it finds a good place to winter over.  

Sheep and Shawl  Drop Spindle CLass.  

GARY AND LIZ WITH ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL WOOL

GARY AND LIZ WITH ALL THAT BEAUTIFUL WOOL

We dropped Maude’s cards off at Sheep to Shawl.  It’s really filling up with everything wool.  It looks great.  Wool for all your needs.  My drop spindle class will be held this coming weekend if there is enough people.  If you are interested check out the website and call to register.

Gary and I cleaned the barn today, it was a beautiful day to do it. No frost for at least another week.  Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.   Carole

 

 

 

 

 





TANSY PICKING- SWIMMING AT THE DEERFIELD -FRANKLIN COUNTY

24 08 2012

HELLO,   

Angus has found another great sleeping spot       

on the rug hooking frame!     Angus doesn’t like many other cats.  In fact he only likes Sam and Shorty.  He probably should have been an only cat.  He has learned to adjust and other cats have learned to stay out of his way. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

        TANSY PICKING

This is my grandson Ricky picking a handful of tansy.  The blossoms are just perfect now with a few pass their prime.

This scene in Franklin County is near where we pick  the Tansy.

This is a great swimming area on the Deerfield River there are actually some potholes here.  Ricky and I enjoyed a few hours here today.

 

FRIENDS

Today a friend of my Moms passed away.  After my Mom moved to Florida we found we were kindred spirits.  We talked to each other every night for 4 years.  She taught me some valuable lessons.  One was to live your dreams.  She had so many dreams and things she wanted to do.  One shouldn’t wait on things.  You never know what is around the corner.  For her it was illness.  She lived vicariously  through me. I had the chickens she wanted and the strength to grow things, including Hubbard squash for her.  On my last visit with her 2 weeks ago I bought my computer and showed her pictures of my animals and the farm.  She enjoyed seeing them all.

Today I bid farewell to my friend, Carol.

GOOD DAY TO YOU