WHEW! It’s been a couple of days at Thistle Cove Farm. I suppose I should stay away from the media but then, dang it, “they’ll” sneak up on me and I’ll have no one to blame but myself. Like most of America, working America that is, generally, I’m too busy getting things done to pay much attention to how the politicos are reaming me. However, the past few days have found me glued to the radio trying to figure out if those blooming ejits are actually going to pass the debacle they are calling “health care reform”. Ha! It all makes me want to run, screaming, for sanctuary.
Oh dear. I seem to be beginning again…on another rant. Hmmmm. Thinking. Thinking. Thinking.
Okay. I’ll tell you about farm work. Town errands took up a portion of the morning and when we returned home, I worked in the studio. I’ve been dyeing yarn and doing a series of felted tea cozies, cotton table runners, quilts and other textiles but today took time out to iron some
antique vintage aprons. Our county library is having an exhibit, in conjunction with VA Minds Wide Open and asked if I had some things to loan. They were especially interested in aprons and I’ve got a few dozen old aprons that were clean but needed ironing. I love to iron, seriously! it’s such pleasurable work, ironing those old aprons and preparing them to be hung in our local library. The librarian also wanted other crafts so I’ll take some hand spun yarn, roving, felted tea cozies and other things and show photos when the exhibit is completed.
I was just finishing ironing the last apron when the dogs began barking. Red and Daniel came to help get the animals ready for spring. Around here that means de-worming horses and sheep, vaccinating and trimming feet. I wasn’t ready to vaccinate, wasn’t aware the fellers were coming tonight so we just de-wormed and trimmed a couple of horses feet. I went to call in all the animals as they don’t come for anyone but me. It’s a hoot! I go to the fence and begin calling, “Here Sheep! Sheepie, sheepie, sheepie; heeeerrreee sheep!” As fast as their little legs can carry their fat little bodies, they came bouncing over the meadow thinking they were in for a treat. Usually corn but tonight not. I like keeping everyone healthy and well as it’s a lot less expensive and a lot less work than getting them well.
It was a long, hard job but eventually all the sheep were de-wormed, all the horses were de-wormed and two had their feet trimmed. It’s late, the dogs are all sleeping in various piles around the room, the cats are curled into tight little balls and I’m ready for sleep myself.
Spring. The beginning of work on the farm; early mornings and late nights but, hopefully a lot to show for the efforts. May it always be so.
Blessings ~ animals, ready for spring ~ Red and Daniel ~ no injuries ~ enough meds to handle everyone ~ studio work ~ aprons ~
Thanks for visiting Thistle Cove Farm,
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