Saturday, May 06, 2017

Upcoming events

May 13 & 14, 2017
Saturday 9am - 5pm & Sunday 9am - 4pm
Admission is:  Reg price is $7.  Seniors 65 and older $5 youth 12 and under are free.
At the Deerfield Fair Grounds, 32 Stage Rd, Deerfield, NH, 03037

Summer Market
June - October

Thursdays 4:00 to 7:00 pm
Rain or Shine

Live music every week!

Henniker Community Park
57 Main Street
Henniker, NH

June 24 to Sept 30
9 am-noon

Wilmot Flat Town Green next to the town offices, just off Rte. 11, Kearsarge Valley Rd/Village Rd.
Wilmot, NH

Already tired of the rain....

And, it is not supposed to let up much through Thursday. Hopefully next weekend is good. I dislike unloading and reloading product in the rain. At least we are in a commercial building.

Poor pigs! There has been so much rain that their hoop house is flooded. Jerry gave them extra hay last night, but that was only a temporary measure. Today they got their very own pallet bed! Two pallets side by side with a piece of plywood screwed on top. When the rain slows down again I will take pictures and post here. No one can say that we don't like our animals!!

Now, if it would stop raining long enough for me to get the chicken house built...

Friday, May 05, 2017

Taking advantage of the wet weather...

Since I can not work outside, unless I want to be continually wet, I am getting some wool dyeing done. I do already have lots of colors for NH Sheep & Wool next weekend, but not all of the primary colors. So, I am dyeing reds, yellows, and some purple and some orange. I have plenty of blues and greens. I am dyeing both Romney roving and a nice Border Leicester cross washed (not scoured) fleece.

The horse trailer is filled with leakproof totes. Next Friday morning, or Thursday if we can not shear due to wet animals ;) , I will load my van with raw fleeces. Looking forward to festival. Come see us if you can!!

Thursday, May 04, 2017

Thankful Thursday

I am thankful for my husband of almost 30 years and that he has stood by me.
I am thankful for my daughter, and proud of the woman she has become!!!
I am thankful that I have my health, despite my many medical issues.
I am thankful for our home and our farm, and the animals that help pay the bills.
I am thankful for friends and family.
I am thankful for the opportunities before me this year, and the challenges.
I am thankful for an uncoming festival and the opportunity to make some money.
I am thankful I got an appeal date earlier than October. (Now to hire a lawyer.)
I am thankful to live in a free country.

And most of all, I am thankful that Jesus Christ is my Lord and Savior and that He shed
 His blood for  me!! Without God in my life I don't believe I'd be this thankful.

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

I got the horse trailer hooked up to the tractor all by myself!!

No small feat for someone who does not have full range of motion in one shoulder. 😉 But after moving the tractor a little forward and a little back NUMEROUS times, I got it on.  But, before I could start loading it the heavens opened up. I guess God was telling me no more for today.

Most of the totes are in the kitchen and bedroom waiting their turn to go out. I have to get it done by this Saturday morning, even though NH Sheep & Wool Festival is not until next weekend as we are shearing Saturday through Thursday evening next week. We need to leave here no later than 10 am on Friday. I was hoping to get some more dyeing done before festival, but that is not looking good at this point.

 You can see here there are donuts for the pigs
on top of one of my totes, and coats for the sheep
on the chair behind that waiting to go out to the barn.

 The king sized guest bed is holding the dyed roving
and two of my show bags and a large tote with signs plus.

 This was taken from my front door. You can see I don't have
far to go to the trailer parked in front of the barn with the totes.
Nor is it far from the greenhouse turned raw wool storage house.

Hopefully I can get some of it packed tomorrow...
If the rain will just hold off.

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