Saturday, March 16, 2013

Cold Again!

Amazing what a few chilly days and some sun will do to tame the mud and make us in a better mood. Sheep and humans. The mud will be back soon but for now it is frozen and it is easier to be a farmer. Thanks for all your kind comments about the mud. In April the grass will begin to grow and farming will be different.


Went to the Amherst Winter Farmers Market today to sell lamb -- only 2 weeks left and then a little break before the outdoor market begins again. I met a new friend named Elizabeth Cogswell. She has written and self-published a charming little book called A Lamb's Life: A Year in the Life of a Lamb on a Farm. She does beautiful watercolors and the book is full of them. Liz says her book is for children 6 and under and covers the life cycle of a lamb from birth to shearing and then to becoming a mother to a lamb herself.  You can order it directly from her (although there doesn't seem to be a shopping cart on her site) or from Amazon here.


It might be nice to give to a little one for an Easter or Passover gift. 


And while we are on the subject of lambs and art, check out Salley Mavor's beautiful embroidered sheep and lambs on her blog here

Hope everyone is having a good weekend. So nice to have the days longer too although I can feel the longer days changing my knitting habits. What about you?

5 comments:

GirlRural.com said...

What a sweet Easter idea. I love the water color illustrations in that book.

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know that my needlework and knitting will soon come to a halt with warm weather and flower & veggie gardening. For that I love winter and short days. However, I should be thankful for the variety in my life, esp. as I get older. Love all your posts and have my husband interested in your farming now!! He has cattle and horses and cannot resist checking out all aspects of the business. His is just an expensive hobby but keeps him occupied and happy!!
I want to get this wonderful book for my grandchildren. They will love reading it and the art is beautiful. Thanks for the review of it.
Hope the mud dries up soon and you have good weather.
Ruby

Anonymous said...

Yes, I know that my needlework and knitting will soon come to a halt with warm weather and flower & veggie gardening. For that I love winter and short days. However, I should be thankful for the variety in my life, esp. as I get older. Love all your posts and have my husband interested in your farming now!! He has cattle and horses and cannot resist checking out all aspects of the business. His is just an expensive hobby but keeps him occupied and happy!!
I want to get this wonderful book for my grandchildren. They will love reading it and the art is beautiful. Thanks for the review of it.
Hope the mud dries up soon and you have good weather.
Ruby

Amanda said...

I am definitely going to have to get that book for our kids! Thanks for posting about it!

Anonymous said...

~ hi Kristin,
Good morning.
The new border of the knit/crochet sunflowers is wonderful !! I'm so glad I pre-ordered a book ~
The shapes are terrific & yarn colors so inspiring !!
Thanks for making those sunny sunflowers !!
Best,
Shell ~