The piecing is done and it is ready to have the rows sewn together. The trickiest part is getting those little stars to meet properly. So I’ll grab a few minutes in the morning before it gets warm enough to pick blueberries and get started.
Today was migration day – time to move to fresh forage and grasses. It was really great that the neighbor brought over her border collie herding dog, because these sheep will stop for every blade of grass and without the dog, this job could have taken hours. Because they are going into an area where already many weeds have gone to seed, I wanted each to have a coat on first. Seeds are nasty to get out of wool. They will spend about a week to 10 days taking down the new area and then will need to be moved once again. Without rain, the pastures are not growing back.
Lorna laces hand dyed sport yarn
I have been a couple of weeks without a knitting project and it is really warm outside, so I need something that doesn’t take too much thinking to do in the middle of the day. Using a Lorna Laces hand dyed sport yarn and number 4 needles, I cast on 56 stitches for a simple sock. My lofty goal is to get it done by the end of the month.
With the warmer weather, animals to water, a foot to pamper, and blueberries to pick among other things, I’ve slowed down a bit, so I’m just going with the flow and not pushing myself. Life will continue even if I don’t get everything done that I would like.
Challenges seem to be dominating my life lately and usually that’s good. But right after I posted yesterday, I got a text from DH to come help him by the potato patch. He had gone out to fertilize it because we were expecting rain today. Apparently he felt weak and reached for the fence, but wasn’t strong enough to stay upright and went down. He texted me to say he needed help outside by the gate. When I got there, I found him in turtle position. With Parkinson’s, it is easy to go over backwards. He had been trying unsuccessfully to get up I helped him to his knees, then called a neighbor to help me get him into the wheel chair. The we got him into the car and off to urgent care we went. Fortunately, he only hurt this arm and the doctor glued skin back together.
Challenges again this morning when two of our dogs escaped when the UPS man came. After looking for them for an hour, I had to get DH to his hearing appointment , so just had a talk with God. Interestingly enough my Bible reading this morning was about Mary telling Jesus they were out of wine. She didn’t send someone to buy more. In fact, she didn’t tell anyone her problem, just simply told Jesus her need. So having to get DH to the doctor, I remembered to talk to God about my distress and yes, he used human neighbors to get the dogs home, but within half an hour of when I gave him the problem, they were back inside the fencing and a neighbor let me know they were safely back.
How many times does God help us and we don’t realize it? My guess is, most of the time. I’m so glad He cares about the little things like a parking spot when desperately needed, or dogs so they don’t get hit by passing cars, and yes, even us when we fall. I have so much to thank Him for on a daily basis.
We have an incredible God! I am aware that many times I don’t hear Him and that sometimes because He sees more than I do, He decides to act differently than I ask, but even then, His answer is because He sees the future and cares about me.
And so now as the Sabbath draws near, I am looking forward to time He created for my renewal and our friendship.
And my prayer for each of you is a wonderful, peaceful weekend.
I was given a surprise vacation this week. Wordpress updated automatically and a number of us have not been able to get into our blogs and websites. I have spent hours upon hours this week. I am tiptoeing in here, because things aren’t quite right yet
At any rate, I hope you had a marvelous Independence day, whether Canadian or American. This usually indicated summer as officially here in the Pacific Northwest, although it was early this year.
As you can see from the above photo, I haven’t made much quilting progress. Maybe tomorrow, my machine will be ready to come home. If so, I can pick it up when we get the hearing aids fitted and ordered.
Most of the sheep have fresh coats on now and will move Sunday to a new field of weeds.
We have been picking and eating blueberries and other foods from the garden, and most of all, we have been watering and watering and watering.
So my plan is to be back to blogging again on Sunday to fill you in on life on a mini farm near the city.