We have just gotten our power back after two days in the dark. Lucky it wasn't longer. Only thing I was worried about was the meat in the freezer but thanks to our farm truck and an "inverter" which we use to power our freezers at the Farmer's Markets, we were able to keep our freezers going. At least there was snow to melt for water. We still have a "corded phone" so we didn't feel too cut off from family and friends.
I spent the daylight hours packing postcard and book orders until it was too dark to see anymore. Got everything out that came in before Sunday. Look for them if you ordered. Thank you again for all those orders. I am temporarily out of "Sheep in Sweaters" Cards but they are on re-order. I will try to e-mail everyone who is back-ordered. Please be patient. The cards should be back in stock in two weeks. Thanks. Never did I think these would be such a hit!
My e-mail in-box is exploding. Trying to get back to everyone.
Weather has been crazy like many parts of the country this year. Mostly, we have escaped snow and all of you down south have gotten what we typically get. Not this time. Over a foot of heavy wet snow compounded by another second day of cold wet rain. Everything turned to ice overnight. Now more snow. No power for over two days. We shall see what the day brings here.
Miserable few days to be a sheep.
Or a sheep farmer.
If you are a cat living here in our farmhouse, it's hard to make up your mind if you want to be in or out. It is a daily service I supply here - slave to all the cats' fickle ways. In.... Out..... In..... Out......
Or 84 who is now living with the rest of the sheep and learning to walk through snow.
84 follows The Farmer around the field.
He would rather be living with his first family in luxury but it was time for him to be a sheep and live like a sheep.
The sheep have plowed their own little trails through the snow to get to the bales of haylage.
High winds last night and through tomorrow. Hope the power holds. Time will tell.
Upcoming Kristin Events:
Remember R.J. Julia Booksellers - The Joy of Color Talk - Friday evening March 5th, Madison, CT.
This Sunday, February 28th, Creative Embroidery on Knits, Knit or Dye, Brattleboro, VT.
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.