Thursday, October 20, 2011

Weird things make me happy

It can be said that that I am not normal.....I wish I could say that there isn't some truth to that statement.  For the most part, I am perfectly happy with not being a "normal" girl, but once in a while I wish I were a bit more girly, but that is not who I am, and that's ok too.
For example, one of my birthday gifts was a Hereford time I received a wheel barrow for a Mother's day present and for the most part, I'm not a "gotta have flowers" kinda gal.  Simple things make me happy.
So you can probably understand how this next addition to our place has me positively giddy with excitement.......
I uploaded this file 12 times.......I rotated the picture in every program I have installed on my computer and it still loads so that it has to be viewed laying, sorry, but I just can't seem to get this photo to load properly and I'm going to give up and just post the darned thing.  I think you get the idea here, it's a new fence and it's already been a huge asset to our place.  Now, if I can just get that addition on the shed.

This is a lace shawl made entirely of Cormo that has been spun and knit by Betty Garpow, and it's stunning.   Betty is such a talented spinner and knitter, and she was kind enough to bring along a few projects for all of us to see.  I can only dream of spinning and knitting at the level that Betty has achieved.  
Closeup of the front of the shawl

Toodles for now.


  1. Who WOULDN'T be excited by a new fence? Some WEIRDO? hee

  2. woo hoo! new fence! I hear ya.

  3. That's not weird...that's farming ;-) Congrats on the new fence! :)


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Mike and I

Mike and I
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Raised beds & chickens coops

Raised beds & chickens coops
Can't wait for this stuff to actually be food....