I've been trying to grown foxgloves for several years now. I finally have a patch established and they are gorgeous this year.
Susan Branch has a new downloadable free bookmark with a sweet little lamb on it to celebrate the launch of her new book A Fine Romance due out this fall. Click here to download. Looks like a beautiful book.
I've been trying to get a photo of the lamb in the center of this picture since she was born. It was born to a yearling ewe late this winter. It is the quickest lamb and very camera shy. It is now in the pasture in the front of our farmhouse and I finally got it.
It's rhubarb season. Do you have a nice patch? Is it overwhelming watching it go to flower? Honestly, I don't do a lot of baking here - mostly when we have friends over or I host a class at the farm or a photoshoot. The Farmer doesn't eat sweets and Julia shouldn't have them since she is diabetic. That leaves me! Which isn't good. Best not to bake. Last year I made some rhubarb syrup and then mixed it with some gin for a tasty cocktail. I must try that again.
Have you ever thought of cooking rhubarb with lamb? Here's my recipe for a Persian Lamb and Rhubarb Stew. Seems odd to make stew this time of year but you must strike when the rhubarb is at its best. You can find the recipe here on our Leyden Glen Lamb website.
Lots of interest in the photos I posted the other day from the TNNA Show. I have just heard that the new designs and new colors in Color By Kristin will be shipping to your local yarn store in mid-July. At the show, I passed out a flyer of all my knitting PDF's. Did you know that you can purchase them through your local yarn store through the Ravelry Shopkeepers Option? I'm all for supporting the LYS but I have been so surprised that I have sold barely a dozen patterns through local stores in over a year. If you are lucky to have a local yarn store that sells through Ravelry, know that you can order any of my PDF's through them. And of course, you can also buy from my website.
Rain here for the next few days. Hope it clears up for the 4th. Kevin Ford is coming on Wednesday to shear the first batch of sheep. That is if they dry out. Our sheep are in 5 different fields all through town which is making shearing a bit of a logistical nightmare. We'll be bagging it up and then storing it undercover until we can find a buyer for the lot. It will be about 1500 pounds of wool.
Have a nice weekend everyone. I'm glad to be home.