What a beautiful weekend! The leaves are just beginning to turn. I know that we only have a few short weeks of being outside without layers of sweaters and gloves and hats on. The changing weather makes me frantic to be outdoors. The tomatoes are still turning red, my kale and swisschard continues to grow, and the zinnias and sunflowers are still blooming. The days are getting shorter and the light is getting prettier.
Our sheep have been grazing our neighbor’s hill for most of the summer and now fall. I woke up early Sunday morning and quickly grabbed my camera to see what it looked like up in sheep country early in the morning. It’s a mighty big hike up the hill but it was worth it.
When I left out house, the sun was already up. Just up the road, it doesn't rise for twenty more minutes. Here it comes.....
For the past couple days, The Farmer has had the sheep grazing this overgrown section of the hill covered with rose bushes. No wonder they escape everyday!
From this photo, you can see the valley below extending down towards Springfield, Massachusetts. In the lower field, you can see rows made from the mowing of the field last spring. The sheep will be moving down to this lower pasture within the week.
This ewe seems to have such wisdom.
Enjoy your week¡
BOOK PARTY - MAY 5-6
to celebrate the publication of my new book
CRAFTING A PATTERNED HOME.
Our colorful 1751 farmhouse will be open to the public. On view will be many of the projects that are featured in Crafting A Pattern Home along with many other things I have made over the years.
This event will be a celebration of the handmade. I hope the day will inspire you to add some pattern and color to your home.
The event is FREE. Books will be available along with some other things I have made. For more information and directions, see the EVENTBRITE PAGE HERE. Although tickets are not mandatory, it will help me get a count to know what to expect. Hope to see you here in western Massachusetts in May.