Friday, May 16, 2014

Spring is definitely a welcome season.  Everything is so green and fresh.  I had a window open the other day early in the morning and it smelled so fresh and woodsy.  We must have had a little bit of rain or heavy dew that night because it smelled damp.  We are surrounded by forest and most visitors just love the smell, but I don't usually smell it any more.  Until the other day.  Heavenly!

Our little chicks are growing, their mama is so good.  Even our rooster takes good care of them.  They walk around the yard all day, mama clucking softly at them if they lag too far behind.  Mr. Rooster right behind them and will attack anyone or anything that comes close.  I think he got Dexter our border collie yesterday.  Dex has several spots on his nose that could use a little bit of hair now.  Because Dex is a herding dog he drives the rooster crazy because he's always just feet away from him and the chickens trying to get them to go one way or another.  Its a natural thing with him.  We've not trained him to do that.  He only likes chickens and won't have anything to do with the goats. 

The pictures below are of my very first hand knit socks I made.  I actually wore a big hole in the bottom because I wore them so much.  Not on the back of the heel, but on the bottom of the heel.  I tried repairing them a couple years ago but it was awful.  I couldn't even wear them.

Then a friend sent me a couple of websites on how to do it the right way.  You can see how big the hole was on the left.  I didn't think I would ever wear them again.  I used a darning egg for the first time and I can see now why they used to be so popular.  You can hardly find the darning eggs any more.  We live in such a 'throw away' world.

The one on the right is the finished product.  I love these socks.  They are wool, and so warm.  I can wear them with no shoes in the house and it keeps my perpetually cold feet nice and toasty.

The last pair of socks I made are too large even though I have washed them several times.  They are so pretty though I just put them away in my closet. 


Sue W. said...

Love the story about the chickens and the rooster and Dex, love imagining the fresh scent that you describe, but really coveting the wool socks! (My feet are always cold, too. I now use a pair of Uggs as slippers - they are so filthy from the "puppy" that I could never use them outside the house anymore. :) Hope Spring is treating you all well. As usual, I enjoyed your blog post. I've missed seeing Val on Facebook - she rarely posts anymore. Please give her a hug for me. :)

Sheryl at WovenDreamsFarm said...

Hey Sue! How was your Memorial Day weekend? Ours was very quiet. We usually just stay home, rest and relax. One day its warm here, the next day its raining. But it sure makes things nice and green.

We have a new clutch of eggs that just hatched this last week, so more tiny little puffballs running around. So cute.

Everyone is doing well, I will certainly tell Valerie you said hi. Hugs back to you.