Our two Border Collies Phoebe and Ness sleep outside. They have beds in the mudroom and are comfortable. They are country dogs and they do their jobs. They also keep the coyotes and critters away. Sometimes I cave in when it is desperately cold but mostly, they are outdoors. Last year I bought them heated dog beds I felt so bad for them. But last night, one of the cats must have pushed the door open and Nessie came upstairs at 2:07 a.m. I know this because I woke up abruptly to the overwhelmingly fresh smell of skunk. She doesn't look bad in this photo but let's just say she smells putrid.
I pretty much go with the flow around here. But boy I didn't need this bit of country living this week. I went to Bernardston Farmers Supply and bought every product they have for skunk odor removal. You see, before she came upstairs, she must have tried to rub the smell off on some of the rugs, the daybed, pillows.... You get the picture. It wouldn't be bad but I've got 5 knitters arriving Saturday morning for the last class of the season. Hope they are easy-going too!
Thank you Pepe Le Pew! Any ideas anyone?
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.