Saturday, January 31, 2009

Snowed in...

It was so beautiful out today with the sun shining on the ice coated landscape. It's hard to capture just how beautiful it was with photos- but it was quite a winter wonderland when the sun was shining! The ice is beginning to melt, and just in time for the next blast of winter that they say is coming in. Just 2 more months til spring!

This fence can't be 'hot'

For the first time this week, the sun AND the dog was out...

I had noticed little "snow angels" in the field - funny thing though, they had tails!

Snow angel complete!

How many months left until spring?

Thursday, January 29, 2009

More winter storm pictures...

This photo of our neighbors' barn makes me think of a watercolor painting.

no wonder branches are falling off of trees!

This is our rotton "Lambie" - that was raised on a bottle. No doubt she thinks we've done her a dirty trick putting her out in the field with all those crazy animals!
And this is a flashback to her earlier days when she was living all cozy in the house.

Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Tis the season for ice and snow

I was just beginning to wonder if we were going to have a winter! Sure, it's been cold, but this is the first real snow and ice of the season.. and it's beautiful out there! (provided you didn't have to go to work in it, and you still have your electric)

The sheep love the snow but they don't do so well on the ice, so they stayed pretty close to their shelter and ordered room service! With all the falling limbs today, that was ok with me. Their hay and water was delivered to their door and added on their bill. They owe me a lot of wool!

Ice was hanging from all the electric lines, tree branches, fence posts, but it was amazing to see how the ice formed on the brittle weeds.

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Got wool... combs?

After weeks and weeks of looking at wool combs on the internet and trying to determine the best suited and the best buy, the thought came just to try to make them - what's there to lose? They were quite easy to construct with minimal tools, hardware, a wood block, tree branch and a little wood glue! The best part is how easy the yarn spins up after it has been combed!

If you've been looking into wool combs, and thought of making them has crossed your mind - you should go for it! What do you have to lose? (not to mention what you will save!)