Thursday, April 30, 2009

Never a Dull Moment

Yesterday afternoon I skirted the fleeces on the deck. That is a process by which one removes the organic matter from the wool (i.e. poop, straw and burrs). A very unusual sight caught my attention down in the pasture by the pond.

Rose riding a pig, holding on for dear life!

There wasn't much protesting from the pig, that I could detect, anyway, so I assumed there was no damage being done. I couldn't stop laughing as they "squealed" around the corner of the garden fence. Earlier Rose had been complaining of being bored, with nothing to do. I guess she found something to do.

Maggie and I delivered the new baby lamb to her new owner last night. The handoff took place at a birthday party. We met up with Rachel, of Little Acorn Farm, Patricia and Angie, of Blue Ridge Poultry Coop, and Kirsten at her Arcadia Farm. A birthday celebration for Rachel was in order. We toured Kirsten's garden and I tried not to envy. We ate homemade cheeses and grass-fed beef tenderloin and freshly picked salad. We laughed and laughed and laughed at farm stories, kid stories and mom stories. I had a wonderful time doing non-farm stuff with my farming friends and acquaintances. Am grateful for community.

I think we better try to plant garden this morning before the rain falls. May the Lord grant us a fruitful year with sufficient rain and sun. And strength to cultivate and plant and pick weeds.


Debi Kelly Van Cleave said...

Speaking of fleece, do you spin wool? I can't remember. My daughter who has a site on the art site, told me that homegrown skeins (sp?) of wool sell for big bucks, like thirty and forty bucks a skein depending on the color, etc. They like organic, natural stuff, hennas, etc. Just thought I'd mention it in case you'd be interested. She was trying to get ME to raise sheep. I have my hands full already with these horses.

One Day At A Time said...

awesome mental image of rose riding a pig!! thanks for your sweet comments. ;) see you next week!

Anonymous said...

We had a good laugh thinking of that beautiful girl riding a pig. Would love to have seen that. Go little Irish Rose!
Mamaw and Papa