to celebrate the publication of my new book


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.

Wednesday, January 16, 2013

Today at the Barn

The snow had melted. It had turned into a melting muddy mess. Last night it got colder and today we woke up to 4" of snow. Much better than mud. School was cancelled. Nice since Julia is still sick with the flu. Yes, for the record, she had a flu shot. Guess it didn't solve the problem.


We're waiting for Cora to deliver. She is usually one of the first. Not this year. 

This is our Border Leicester ram - papa to many of the new babies.

This is our Polypay ram - one of the other fathers to this new year of lambs.

Here's a new set of twins. Good Mama.

I was lucky to be at the barns doing chores when this one was born. And I happened to have my camera. Not always!

This is one of the No. 9 twins. It has a cute little smudge on its nose and mouth.

The snow has stopped. It won't look quite so white and clean tomorrow. We had 9 lambs today. Things are ramping up. 29 total. Still keeping records. We'll see how long that lasts.


Auntie Shan said...

Hope Julia is improving some. - Flu shots don't always *prevent* getting it, but it does lessen the severity immensely! Even if you catch a different strain, it's always better to have the shot than not. I still get the odd cold, but they're way less as gruesome now than when I didn't get the shots!

BTW, glad you only got snow instead of rain... I was *tracking* that storm and hoping you wouldn't get the rain. I was looking kinda messy south of you!

Anyways, as always, *CUTE* "Grandkids"! ;-D

Dag said...

as always your pictures are calming and peaceful! - the lambs are so sweet and the sheep look so nice in the snow! happy new year!

shabby girl said...

OMGosh! I had NO IDEA I would love lambs so much! I mean, I love their wool, for sure (knitting), but I've never really seen sheep other than an occasional picture in a magazine. They are so cute!
I'll definitely continue to follow you and your wooly friends!

Anonymous said...

Thanks so much for sharing the pictures of the new lambs. They are just gorgeous. Hope your daughter feels better soon.

MicheleinMaine said...

I can almost hear all the new 'baaaa's'! so cute!

Hang in there and good luck! I know these days are long and grueling for you all.

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