Wednesday, June 20, 2012
Today, I got up at my normal time, 5:15am and of course, before I can function had to have my coffee! By 7am, I was in the garden picking Green Beans, Mustard Greens, Swiss Chard and my one little head of Broccoli. I don't usually venture outside since I'm addicted to sitting in front of my computer (here I sit). Before heading to the barn for the morning routine I had to start my wet felt rolling machine going.....I am tweaking a project that I started yesterday, it's a learning process for sure. So far, I have a felted neck scarf nearly done and a really cute, lightweight alpaca/chiffon shawl. I hope to finish up a couple of other ideas to take with me to the 4th Saturday Farmer's Market in Seymour this coming Saturday. After I started the rolling machine again I headed out to the barn for the morning routine. Pick up poo, top off water buckets, fill hay buckets and open all the pastures. This happens in 4 separate paddocks every morning! I hum or sing to our alpacas, pretty sure they like it.....haven't been spit on yet for doing so! After those chores are done, I went to the barn loft and bagged all the "Alpaca Gold" that was dry so it can go to the Farmer's Market with me on Saturday as well.
Gorgeous garden this year!
While I was looking for these pictures, I found a couple that had not yet been shared with you. One was of this past Saturday when the Reddington All Star 4H group of kids and parents came out, what a great bunch of kids and parents. Also, I found a picture from the 2012 class that Mrs. Belk brought from Brownstown. It is her 2nd year to make the trip. Those kids just eat up things on the farm. They don't get to see it, some had never been out of town before so it was all new to them. It is definitely something that they will remember and I'm sure they will remember the really cool frog they found on the fence post that day. I had never seen one like it either...it looked silver almost like it had been spray painted but it had either yellow or green spots between it's legs. Very odd looking little creature, I'm sure I've heard him sing before.
Okay, I really should back away from this computer so I can get something else done today.............
Newest nuno felted Alpaca Shawl
Our luscious flowers & grasses due to our wonderful Alpaca Gold
4H visitors on Saturday
Mrs. Belk's 2012 Class visit