to celebrate the publication of my new book


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.

Thursday, March 24, 2016

You Know You Live in The Country When....

The other day, I was driving home from the barns after picking up Beau and Sadie from their sheep watching chores. As I traveled up the hill, I anticipated the famous Leyden Hairpin Turn. What I didn't anticipate was that it would be covered with a giant pile of manure. I wish I thought to get a photo but I was too busy trying to steer my car around it and not wipe out. 

As I traveled up the road, the manure continued and continued and continued. I started to laugh and then smile at my good fortune to be dodging piles of poop. 

Later that day, I ran into my neighbor Sid and his son Jason. They had just finished up picking up all that poop and sweeping it to the side of the road. Evidently the gate on the dump truck was loose. Sid drove along happy as could be with his load of poop. Little did he know that he was fertilizing the road, not his hay fields. 

I hope I remember that story always. 

Here are Beau and Sadie at a calm moment during our walk in the snow on Monday. They are quite a handful, to say the least. Sadie is about 90 pounds and Beau is 100. We are hoping they will grow into good Livestock Guardian Dogs. Fingers crossed. 

Do you need some Lamb for Easter this weekend? Lamb Meat-Up TONIGHT at Webs in Northampton from 5 to 6:30. More Info here. I'll be at the Amherst Winter Farmers Market on Saturday from 10 to 2. Or visit our self-serve farmstore. Directions here.  Best to call ahead to make sure we have what you need. Info here

1 comment:

Auntie Shan said...

ah! So that's how asphalt is made!