I tried to snap a selfie with him - because he is such a pal and he loves me. Here's what I got. He just wanted to roll around and get attention. Love this huge dog!
Happy to tell you all that we got only about 8" of snow. I know others are digging out (or thinking about it). Sorry for you all, seriously - I know how hard it is. We are very relieved because 2 feet of snow makes everything harder - especially sheep farming. I looked at My Farmer the other day in the barn when he was flipping a ewe over to check to see if she had any milk because her lambs did not seem to be "thriving." He looked so tired. It is all taking a toll on him - this has been a really horrible, cold, icy winter - the worst weather since we moved here almost 16 years ago.
That mama that The Farmer had checked did indeed have only one teat producing milk. Sheep have two teats as opposed to cows which have 4 teats. We left her with one lamb and the weaker one is here in the kitchen. I'm not sure it will make it but we will try.
Today there was no school (Julia was thrilled). Because I work freelance, I had to keep going. "Pages" are due for a new book that comes out next summer and the publisher doesn't really care about snow and blizzards considering I work from home. So I persevered and am almost finished with that bit of a chunk of work.
My shipment of books from the warehouse didn't come last night (since when is UPS chicken when the snow has not yet started?) and of course, no books today. I hope for tomorrow! If you ordered after the 18th, your books will be shipped in the next batch. I ran out of tissue paper (also on order and delayed) so if your book arrives in Christmas wrapping paper, just smile, okay?
Seriously everyone - thank you so much for the orders that you are sending me and my family. Keeping me busy and that is totally great!
If you don't do Paypal, like a few people have written - no problem. You can still support our family by ordering a book from me. Here is how:
Send a check for $27.95 written out to Kristin Nicholas and tell me you want a book, which bookplate (Flower or House), and how to sign it. (If you are in Massachusetts, make it for $29.70. Send the check to:
PO Box 212
Bernardston, MA 01337
and my friend Jim, the Bernardston Postmaster, will make sure I get it. If you want to give me a heads-up that the check is coming to the PO, send me an email at kristinnicholas AT gmail DOT com.
If you would like to see some more previews from Crafting a Colorful Home, check out the post over on WiseCraft today here. Thanks so much Blair!