Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Finally!  I have been locked out of my blog ever since the last posting.  Today after spending over two hours trying to find the solution, I had to change emails and now it works.  Thank goodness, I'm not much on that geeky-techie stuff.

We have had rain nearly every day or night in June.  Our garden is looking good, but the weeds and grass are growing fast also.  Sunny today so it may be possible to get out there and do some work.  Since the new fence was put up the sweet little doggies haven't been able to get in there and dig those elephant size holes they are so fond of.  What a great job those folks did for us.

Yesterday was daughter's birthday, she went to Montana to visit some friends.  Lots of rain going over but she got there safely to spend a few days.  Hopefully I am going to have time to spin and weave a little while she's gone.  That 'autumn' scarf on the loom is calling me as well as the beautiful brown alpaca I received from Serano Alpacas.  The darker brown is spun up, now the lighter colored one and it will be plied with the darker for a nice heathered look.  My favorite colors are always a mix of different hues.  Don't you just love the color of the lighter one!

I finally am back in physical therapy for my shoulder and really hoping I will be back to weaving very shortly.  I'd sure like to get that scarf done in time for the Fair, but that's only a couple months away and I've got two more to go.  It was a three scarf warp, one is done.  If I work every day I know it will be finished but the back / neck / shoulder pain really gets to me.

Saturday, June 9, 2012

We had our TV disconnected this week.   We were paying nearly a hundred $ per month and figured out we weren't watching it.  Everything is getting so expensive - groceries, gas, eating out (pizza and hotdogs) as well as everything else, we decided to forgo TV for the summer.  We have the option of turning it back on anytime we want, so maybe this winter when we spend so much time inside.  But with the trash on the tube any more, that will be a hard decision.  We are both readers and have enjoyed the quietness that affords.  We've got windows open most of the time so birds singing, the wind in the trees, an occasional dog bark, mostly silence, this is the best.  If you've never tried it, do!

 More rain in our forecast.  But that's ok ... we finally got a fence around our new garden area.  This year we are going to have a garden!  Finally.  After six years of not having one I decided to pay to have a fence put up.  What a beautiful job these folks did.  Much better than we would / could have done.  He's even building me a garden arch for the gate.  I'm so blessed to have found such a nice, hardworking couple to do this. 

Today if it doesn't rain too hard we're rototilling our garden for the second time this year.  Then I've got all kinds of seeds ready to plant.  Also flowers to brighten up the garden around the sides.  In my mind it is beautiful.  I hope it turns out like I imagine.

Finally, this pic is the only evidence we had some kind of animal in our yard the night before last.  Bella our great pyrenees was barking like I've not heard her do before.  I got up to see what it was (2:30am?) when I heard another animal growling while she was barking.  I never did see the animal but did see a paw take a swipe at her when she cornered it on our porch.  Finally it escaped out the big doggy door and apparently went up our willow.  Next morning I was shocked to see all these branches down.  At least 6 or 7 that were about an inch or more in diameter.