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?
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.