INSIDE CHICKENS ARE NOW OUTSIDE, MORTICIA TOO

28 05 2014

HELLO

CHICKENS ARE OUT

Yesterday was a big day for the inside chickens.  The caravan  was moved by David’s boys into the yard and cleaned out.   Fresh hay and some DE was put in the nesting box.

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 They had a wonderful day taking dirt baths and finding bugs and plants.

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 I put Morticia out today too with them.  It will take them time to get used to her again.   She was getting sick of the kids and now they are bigger than her and are still jumping on her back!!!!!!

MORTICIA HAPPILY EXPLORING

MORTICIA HAPPILY EXPLORING

 Everyone did well and this morning Milly just couldn’t figure how to get out.

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 She had never been in the Caravan before it took her a little while but with some help and the sound of the food dish she scurried out.   She has always had foot problems and her feet always need special attention.  Through all that she is such a sweet-tempered girl.  But yesterday when Hazel made some advanced towards her she gave him a good peck  and I am sure he won’t be bothering her again!

HAZEL SHOUTING OUT HIS JOY FOR BEING OUTSIDE AGAIN.

HAZEL SHOUTING OUT HIS JOY FOR BEING OUTSIDE AGAIN.

The chicks were fine during the night too.  All is well.

I have to unload my car from the show and put things away today.  ALso I need to get things ready for the farmers market on Friday.

EVENT AT SHEEP AND SHAWL

 Tomorrow night  Liz is giving a talk and slide show on The Orkney’s.   It’s a special event free of charge.  I am meeting Patti there, it will be a lot of fun.

Many thanks for reading my blog on this cool, damp day.  I hope you have a wonderful day.   Carole

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





-BEAUTIFUL SUNNY DAYS- A DIFFERENT DYE METHOD -UPDATE ON mRS. bROWN AND hAZEL AND miLLY

8 03 2014

Hello,

A BEAUTIFUL DAY

Yesterday was a beautiful day here, still a chill in the air but the sky was so blue.  I love the afternoon shadows on the mountain.

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  My friend Susan said we can hang our clothes out tomorrow! The pussy willows are out in full force now.

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AN UNUSUAL DYE METHOD

Yesterday I got my March, April, May issue of Rug hooking magazine. 

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SO many good articles in it.  I was drawn to an article on dyeing , it was done in such an unexpected way.  In 2008 India Flint wrote a book about a new way to dye called Eco Dyeing on fabric.  Although I think  this method could be used on roving and batts.  I also think that this would work for cotton shirts too.  That would be a huge help to me as soon as I wear a new shirt a stain seems to attach itself and it becomes a farm shirt.  

Wanda Kerr did the text and photo’s for the article and is was done extremely well.  She experimented with all things dirt, compost, flowers, rusty pipes etc.   The one I liked the most was leaves and flowers.  I would like to try it with Calendula flowers, marigolds and leaves and grassy stems, adding blackberries, and other berries would be interesting too.

UPDATE ON HAZEL, MRS. BROWN AND MILLY

They are doing very well, Mrs. Brown occasionally lays an eggs, Hazel has returned to himself, the guardian of Mrs. Brown and Milly enjoys watching them.  I am hoping to have a new area outside for them and in late April I hope to have them in it and maybe the new hens too.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this beautiful day.  I hope you day was wonderful too.   Carole





HOOKED RUG MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA-SOCK CLASS-CHICKEN NEWS-MABLE

11 02 2014

HELLO

HOOKED RUG MUSEUM OF NORTH AMERICA

I have just come across this wonderful group.  What spectacular sea rugs on the first page.  So much information for rug hookers and wool lovers.  CHeck it out.

SOCK CLASS
Great news everyone turned their heel yesterday and are well on there way to  finishing a sock.  The class is a lot of fun and we all learned something new.

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CHICKEN NEWS

Hester made an attempt at walking/flying what a ruckus in the kitchen.  She is okay.  I may have to put her in a cage soon.  I wouldn’t want her to hurt herself.  We will see what tomorrow brings.

Milly the large hen who is upstairs laid an egg today  She is well over 6 years old.  Unfortunately she must have stepped on it but I will be more watchful from now on.

THE BARN TONIGHT

What a night to have to change the sheeps water.  I was only up there around 15 minutes and thought I had frostbite on my fingers.  Burr!!!!!!

MABLE

Mable is my son’s dog, she used to be mine.  She comes from a litter of pups that my daughter Betty’s dog Morgan  had.  She is 14 years old.  This morning she couldn’t walk, The vet was called and all thought the news would be grim.    But back she came from the vets walking some and she is going to try a new medication.  SHe is such a sweet girl and was certainly glad to be home.  It turned out to be a lucky day for all of us.

Thanks so much for reading my blog today and I hope you had a lovely day.   Carole