I've just packed Kimberly Nicado Reynolds, XRX's and Stitches' Markets' Social Media Director, into her rental car and pushed her down the road to visit Melissa Morgan-Oakes chicken farm which is one town from here. From sheep to chickens..... she's seeing it all here in western Massachusetts along with a bit of yarn. Follow her adventures here.
It's been raining for days but last night the sun finally broke through. I'm going to spend a good part of the day moving chicken manure to my garden which is still a ways from planting considering the water we have gotten. It is nothing compared to others, I know.... but it is wearing on us farmers up here and I can only imagine the crops and animals which have been lost in the midwest. My thoughts are with you all.
The blooming of every kind of shrub has been cut short. The other day I was out in the rain and noticed a pink carpet under the ornamental crab apple tree. Beautiful petals and color gone for another year.
And then this happened.... How incredible - a growing lamb walking across a pink petal carpet. I couldn't stop thinking about it.
The rain came and I knew I wouldn't have much photo opp but I kept waiting for it to break. Although these aren't quite as I envisioned the photos in my mind, they are pretty surreal. I'm so used to seeing sheep set amongst green or brown or tan.
To see them on a pink carpet was quite fun.