FAMILY WEEKEND-MY ROSES-CAT DROP OFF

9 06 2016

GREETINGS

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I am so glad that I didn’t put all my winter clothes away.  It is so cold here today.  The winds are blowing and temps are cold enough for mittens when feeding the outside chickens.  Now I did complain about the hot weather but I guess we do need that to keep the plants growing.

FAMILY WEEKEND

Some pictures of Cindy’s graduation.  Chris drove me back and on Sunday David and his family, myself, Chris and Lilly ad went to Wayland for Ricky’s graduation.  Rick made all sorts of wonderful food and Ricky made Pizza on a new wood fired pizza oven.    It was a wonderful day.

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Chris.Cindy.Rick and Ricky

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MY ROSES

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I was so sadden this spring when my large Rugosa rose didn’t sprout leaves.    How would I replace such a beauty.  Recently I decided to cut it down and look for another one.  Lo and behold there was new growth hidden by jewel weed.  

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CAT DROP OFF

I would love to know why people think that this is a wonderful drop off place for unwanted cats.  I have rescued cats for years.  I love taking in animals that need homes but  there is a limit.  How can these people live with themselves.  There should be a law that every animal be chipped then the people who do these unspeakable things can be fined.  There are three cats living at my son’s barn.   I will trap the latest cat as it is small and probably won’t survive in the wilds long.    A sadness comes over me when I think about animals and people in need.  People think animals have no feelings.  Its taken my Sammy some time to understand that there will always be food and water here.  When a dish gets close to being empty he will stand by it till it gets filled.  It also took him a while to understand that when I reach down to him I am not going to hit him I just want to pet him.    I don’t have a lot of hope for the world.  Yes there are a lot of good people in it but so many child and animals abusers.  So many people hungry and homeless and we here in America can’t seem to do anything about it.  It’s all about corporate greed and now the two people running for president are both corporate people.  I would love to move to a country that cares about its people and animals.  I could see my self living in Nova Scotia.   Well I am here to stay and make the best of this life I have been given.  I love taking care of the animals I have and am becoming more self-sufficient.  I have distanced myself from the corporate world as much as possible and will try give back to people in need.

Many thanks for reading my blog on the cold, windy day, hope its warm where you are.   Carole

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On our way to get hay on Saturday Chris and I came across these two.   Herself was on one side of the road squawking and himself on the other.  We stopped and let her cross and all was well.  They look like they had been out for a stroll and were headed back to the barn.

 

 

 





THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL-MR. PEPPERS AND CHICKEN LITTLE

1 07 2014

GREETINGS

WILD ROSES AT JOHNSON HILL FARM

WILD ROSES AT JOHNSON HILL FARM

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAVENDER FEST

THE BOOTH AT THE LAVENDER FEST WITH ME HOOKING ON THE RUG

THE BOOTH AT THE LAVENDER FEST WITH ME HOOKING ON THE RUG

 

Usually Sundays are not the best days at shows but Sunday was good.  They had good crowds and the weather continued to be good although a bit more humid.

Sandy’s Studio

I love Sandy’s studio.  It’s in a beautiful setting, sitting on a bluff overlooking the farm.  Heated by a wood stove and oil lamps light it , a place to sit and read and a large room to weave in. Just perfect.

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RICKY LEFT FOR SCHOOL

Ricky goes to Eagle hill School in Hardwick for a month each summer.  It’s a beautiful school located in the country. It’s about an hour or so away.

RICKY AND CHRIS WITH THEIR MOM AND DAD

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MR.PEEPERS AND CHICKEN LITTLE

On Saturday I went to feed the chicks and Mama and overnight the tail feathers of Mr. Peepers had blossomed out.

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 He is not starting to crow yet but he and his brother Chicken Little will be large roosters.  More handling is called for to keep them friendly.  The next day Chicken Little had his feathers.  The chicken world is always astonishing.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today, it’s very humid here and will be for a few day.  Chores will be done early.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  I will leave you today with a shot of the cows waiting to be milked at a local farm.   Carole

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FUNK SHUN AT NIGHT-SMORES-FEED BAGS-SKUNK STORIES

19 08 2013

Hello,

Funk SHun

Every third Thursday night Funk Shun is open along with most businesses in town.  Businesses give out trinkets there are prizes, it’s a fun night.

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Christa at Funk SHun

 

             

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Christa has different people coming in and demonstrating their talents.  Here is a picture of one of those Thursday nights.  Come down and see what is happening in Turners Falls.

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Feed Bags

I have been giving Christa my feed bags and she has been making these wonderful bags out of them.

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This bag has my hooking frame and all my wool and tools in it.

 Now she has horse ones  too.  They are so reasonable only $12.00 a piece.  They are lined and with a pocket.  The work so well for my rug hooking supplies.  

Skunk Stories

Two nights ago I went up to give Sadie her water and the sheep their carrots and I heard a russle near the hay, there was the white tailed skunk, it seemed to be searching around for bugs, he walked near Sadie she baaed at it and it went elsewhere, checking things out, after realizing there wasn’t any good eating there he decided to go out the barn door.  Elliott saw him and walked over to it and it scurried out of the door.  Never spraying anything.  I am sure someday it will. 

Last night the two of them were in the outside chicken area eating bugs and digging for grubs.  They seem to be wary of me but not really afraid.  I do hope they move on though, as cute as they are its not good for them to live so close to humans.

SMORES

Both last night and tonight the boys had smores.  Last night at David’s house and tonight we had them cooked over the rocket stove.

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Lil’s first Campfire

 

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Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a lovely day.    Carole