* This time last year I was home schooling
* We were renting a house on the New Hampshire/Vermont boarder, just two hours south of Canada
* We were just starting our house hunting search, hoping for at least 50 acres
* We had a dog, cat, and rabbit
In that time we have:
* Stopped Homeschooling
* Bought a 95 acre farm a little over two hours away from where we had been living
* I started quilting
* I joined a knitting group
* We now have deep breath: a dog, cat, rabbit, three pigs, four turkeys, ten ducks, 66 laying birds, and 100 meat birds….I feel like we have more chickens than that…but I am not going to go count.
I am now also 32, & according to my lovely nine year old, if you think I look younger, you need your eyes checked. Nice, isn’t she?!
So, to add to the last post, yes we FINALLY got couches
We built a coop for our backyard flock last week
Saturday we attended the New Hampshire Sheep and Wool festival! It was so much fun!!
I was lucky enough to run into two of my old guild members from the RI Spinning Guild, Dave & his daughter Katie!! I was hoping to see Iris and a few others as well, though I heard they were going to be there the next day, sorry to have missed everyone.
We had a busy afternoon, we watched the herding dog demo
I bought 6lbs and 3oz of yummy wool!! Ohhhh baby! The two largest bags are each 2lbs of my all time favorite, beautiful, silky (after its washed) Merino. The bag in front is 1lb of beautiful luscious Romney, behind that is 3oz Corriedale all ready to be spun up, and then finally a lb of coopworth. I cannot wait to start processing this wool!!
I’m currently recovering from the head cold I picked up after you know…building a coop in the rain on Friday, & processing chickens (not mine) in the cold and rain on Sunday. Monday I slept all day long under three heavy blankets.
Tuesday and Wednesday I made a rather large amount of progress on my sweater
Not the best picture, but it was a last minute picture. I am just starting the lovely semi-lacy design part….glad to be doing something other than the stockinette stitch.
I’m off to soak up the sunshine (I hope, we’ve had hail twice this week).
Have a great day folks!
Also, thank you to everyone who has read my blog along the way, read it once, read it & liked what they have read, read it & rolled their eyes, those who keep coming back, those who are new, those who stumbled on my blog by mistake (oh yes, I’ve read the search terms and also wondered how you ended up here).
Thank you all for sticking with me!! You are all awesome!!
Oh hey look!! 200 posts!