Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Fall's coming; I can feel it!

Of course, I may not be able to feel it tomorrow or again for weeks to come, but last weekend's weather has been followed by a few deliciously fresher days and nights. And it's not just me; the other morning I saw a Western Gray Squirrel industriously burying hazelnuts!
I really should harvest some of those hazelnuts and English walnuts for our own use. But when we've collected them in the past, few got shelled. I like to knit or spin when I have a chance to sit down, and my guys have no inclination to busy their fingers at all while sitting.  :-/

Rick and Brian have been stacking firewood in preparation for the change of seasons, though. That is a form of "squirreling away."
No squirrels here, just some pretty pastel flowers on my hostas.
That's it for now from . . .

Sunday, August 13, 2017

Breathing room

Hallelujah! After two weeks of heat and horrible air quality, we got a respite. Last night a fresh coast breeze blew in, followed by a shower in the early morning hours. Today was cooler, cloudier, fresher – a blessed relief, however brief.

Another blessing was that my guys cleaned out the sheep fold today, creating a much healthier environment for the lambs and two young ewes who have been staying in there since the foxtail headed out. Of course they had to be moved for the task, so after some shuffling they went out to the wooded lot.
Oh, to have a lush, green "lawn" for them like my Kentucky blogpals have!

That's it for now from . . .

Friday, August 11, 2017

Flock Friday

Just a couple sheep shots before I head to bed. Here's handsome flock sire Blake,

and his three 2017 daughters, Bardot, Brigitte, and Bacall.

That's it for today from . . .

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

My chair of bowlies grows

Thanks to ME (one of my favorite artists):
and my husband (my favorite wood-turner). That big bowl in my last post got its beauty treatment yesterday, and it's a show-stopper!

Call me greedy if you want; this one is staying RIGHT. HERE. So is the little dish; Brian claimed that one.

We're supposed to have a cooler week-end, maybe even some rain:
I can hardly wait!!!

That's it for now from . . .