For the first time in two weeks, we’re above freezing and it felt positively balmy. I dressed in only three layers while doing my farm chores and was on the tractor and in the elements for almost three hours. A round bale of hay had to be set out for the mares and Dandy, water checked, minerals replinshed, food for sheep and horses and a vet visit. It helped the wind wasn’t blowing; that always adds to my grief as well as to the wind chill factor.
I finished knitting and delivered my hat for the Lions auction at end of February. Last year they raised $11,000 for various charities in the town and county. One of these years, I’ll find someone in town who will let me watch the televised auction; we have satellite and can’t receive any local coverage at all. That’s one thing about satellite…it makes rural people even more isolated and cut off from the community. When I do go into town, I enjoy catching up on community events by spending a few extra minutes chatting at the post office, library and feed store.
I’m finishing up a purple wool shawl and a varigated blue rayon scarf, both for me. After that, I’ll finish hand quilting my quilt, weaving my rag rug and, maybe, finish that sweater I started years ago.