Good afternoon everyone. I'm back again here finally after the unfortunante Cat Pee Incident of last week. I had to replace my laptop but luckily, the hard drive was okay and so all my files and work are in tact. Thank goodness for that! I was able to get a new Mac Book Pro and I am getting used to it. It is smaller and was less expensive than the last few computers I have purchased so that was somewhat of a relief. Another unanticipated expense of this winter from you know what.
I read this article on Jon Katz' blog this morning and it made me think about the future for us here at our farm. None of us know what the future will hold, do we? You can plan and plan and plan and then life throws you curves that are unexpected. But it is always interesting.
Did you know I will be speaking in Boston next week about color and my new book Crafting A Colorful Home? If you are local and close to the Roslindale Public Library, stop by for this free event. It will be interesting to not only knitters and crocheters but anyone interesting in Making Things and in Interior Decoration. I speak at 7 p.m. More information here. As for parking, here is what the library says:
Limited on-street parking is available in
the vicinity of the Library at 2-hour intervals or at the Taft Hill
Terrace City Parking Lot opposite Adams Park (Off South St) for free.
The Roslindale Village commuter rail station parking lot at One
Belgrade Avenue charges an hourly fee.
Call them at 617-323-2343.
There is more information about getting there here.
I promise you I will bring a smile and some much needed color to this winter that has been so difficult. Bring a friend and make a night of it. I will be signing and selling books with a portion of the proceeds to benefit the Boston Public Library System.
The other day, the sun was shining and it was almost 20 degrees. Amazing how happy that can make a person when days have been hovering at 10 and nights have been continually below zero. I send Julia off on the school bus at 7 a.m., reminding her about mittens, hats and scarves but like most teenagers, she is oblivious to the cold. The other day, I was driving to town and saw a woman snowblowing in flip flops. I kid you not. Me, I am always bundled with hat, gloves, and scarf, two pairs of pants (one wool) just to go anywhere. We are -- like so many people who live in the country and heat our home with wood in our furnace -- out of wood. We went through 8 cords which is 2 more than we have ever used here at this house. There is no wood left around to be had as everyone is in the same situation. We have had to resort to purchasing oil which is way more expensive and doesn't feel nearly as warm.
I'll send you off on your weekend with some photos of the lambs running. I bet you didn't know that lamb and sheep can really move it. At certain times of the day, the lambs run like crazy which is so much fun to watch. I have a video on my sidebar called Lamb Races from several years ago. I have been trying to shoot a new one to post but haven't had luck quite yet. These stills will have to do for now.
This last photo is my favorite. What power in that little lamb flying off the hay bale.
Have a great weekend everyone! I promise more regular content now that I am back in business with my new laptop.