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Hey, you’re not a sheep!

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I think Chone is on to her.

Was really funny. At first he was all testy, stomping his hoof and staring her down.

Then he cooled out a little and came over to sniff her (at least he looked like he was sniffing).

But then sniffing turned to nibbling (I swear he nibbles on everything!), and I had to come to her aid.

Poor girl.

Anyway- look closely at Chone. Can you see it? He’s getting kind of “frosty” looking-

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Neat, eh? He isn’t gray-ing out from the roots, but rather his fleece is getting shot through with white fibers. I first noticed when I sheared him last month, but the effect is much more pronounced now. Can’t wait to see what it looks like in the spring.

And speaking of fleece, I made a couple of neat acquisitions this week-
This is Wilma, a beautiful double-coated mioget girl
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who I brought home from the Schoonover Farm fall shearing. Mmmmmmm.

And this is an anonymous CVM/Suffolk cross that followed me home from Hidden Meadows Ranch.
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I don’t usually go in for the fine-wools, but I thought that the cross was interesting, and might make a really good sock yarn. Will probably take me forever to process it, but I guess I’ll just take it in small bits.

And while I’m not quite done with the back of the Shadow sweater (maybe three more inches?), I think I’m still on pace for finishing it up by Thanksgiving-
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and I’m pretty sure that the pieces will fit together when I’m done (fingers crossed).

🙂

October 23, 2011 at 9:01 pm 2 comments

Haircut Buddies & Sharing Spaces

I think that Chone has forgiven me.

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The silly bugger was really good for most of the haircut, but then out of nowhere he just kind of flipped out on me and he refused to let me finish. So now he’s got a really silly lookin’ fluffy butt.

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Here’s his album cover shot.  He likes this one because you can’t see how silly his rear end looks.

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Thought this was a cool shot of Edgar’s one-month grown out fleece. Starting to get a little curl back on the tips.

Looks so cute and sporty.

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Yeah, I got all short and sporty this week, too. Probably not showing off to best effect here, but you get the idea.

Sadie got all brave and ventured into the pasture with us this morning. Here are she and Edgar negotiating her visitor privileges.

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Thought this was a nice shot of the rivals playing nice and getting pets.

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On the other side of the fence:

“Wow, did I just lay that?”

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and “Hey, are you going to be done anytime soon?”

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“Can’t wait any longer. Sorry!”

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September 11, 2011 at 3:59 pm 2 comments

Summer Sun

The kind that shines and warms, casting shadows and causing contrast-y photos.

We finally got some.

Here’s my proof-

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The berries are finally ripening-

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And I finally weeded what veg is still hanging on in the garden-

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Meanwhile, the sheeps were mostly hanging out, chewing their cud in the comfy shade of the shed-

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All except Griff, of course. He tends to kind of do his own thing 🙂

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Sadie the sunshine pup was all ready for a game of ball-

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Chickens were out on patrol-

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And it’s amazing how fast yarn dries outside when it’s warms out! Here’s some recently finished Edgar/Griff (top), and Felix/Frank, one of my first bulky attempts on the new Pirtle-

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It’s supposed to cloud up again tomorrow.

But I think I got enough sunshine units today to carry me for a little while.

It’s brought me back from the brink of serious crankiness.

Whew. That was close.

July 24, 2011 at 7:46 pm 3 comments

Basking

We had sun today!

(Bear with me, it’s kind of a big deal around here) 🙂
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Even the sweaters are kind of basking- while blocking.

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So I’m two for three on sweater completion this week! Woo hooo!

The Oregon Vest zipper is basted into place
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So hopefully I’ll get this last one wrapped up this week!

June 26, 2011 at 9:10 pm 5 comments

Scenes from a sunny (!) weekend-

Finally got the tomatoes in.

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This year we’re going almost exclusively with cherry tomato varieties (with the exception of one Cougar Red plant) as these are the only ones that ripen up reliably during our short summers.

We’re trying out a new thing this year-  red plastic mulch. Hoping it will keep weeds down, and the yield up. Everywhere around here seems to be sold out of the red plastic tomato greenhouses (a perforated plastic bag that slips over the tomato cages), but we’ve got some of those on order too.

Also did some tractor-ing. High on the project list this summer is re-furbishing the north end of the sheep shed and turning it into hay storage.

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Tractors are might good for cleaning out sheds, and digging post holes!

Love the tractor.

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(yes it’s only supposed to be that tall)  🙂

It was pretty hot here by PNW-in-June standards- about 80, I think.

Here is Sadie cooling her jets in the sheeps’ water-

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And here she is after exploring the pond (no action shot on that one… she knew not to try it while I was watching)

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The poor goldfish are probably terribly traumatized.

And finally, once the lawn is mowed and I’ve washed all the pond out of Sadie’s hair, I find some time to sit and work on the sweater.

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I love happy endings.

June 5, 2011 at 9:19 pm 4 comments

Out and About

Pups in motion-

Go Walla, go!

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Fetch, Sadie, fetch!

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Good girl, Sadie.

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And sheep at rest:

Handsome Frank (sporting an almost all white face these days. Weird, eh?)

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Edgar on the rocks (with a twist?)

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Snuggle sheeps getting their chin schritches

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Chone trying to nibble my earlobe

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Egger portrait

Stashbuster top-down raglan sweater marches on-

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I really like how it’s coming together, but it’s becoming apparent to me that there is not going to be enough of the darkest color to finish up the sleeves, so I went back to the stash to formulate a Plan B-

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I think I’ve got enough of Mariah, (of Little Country Acres) to pull me through
And it’s an amazingly close match for the Border Leicester I used at the neckline.

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Long live the stash!

May 22, 2011 at 7:19 pm 2 comments

Bits & Pieces

Oregon Vest:

Zipper has arrived!

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Installation to commence as soon as I can squeeze it in.

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Stashbuster Top-Down Raglan:

Passed a major milestone this week- finished the raglan shaping and put the sleeve stitches on hold.

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The rounds go so much faster now that there are about 1/3 fewer stitches on the needles!

Spinning:

First skein of Chone! (Sadie inspecting)

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You can tell it’s him by the persistent little veg bits sprinkled throughout. That’s my little Pigpen. 🙂

May 8, 2011 at 6:50 pm 2 comments

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