Work: We managed to get two loads to the dump today even though it snowed. Construction seems to leave extra unusable pieces around as well as the fact that we don’t have garbage service here. So a load of each was removed today.
And the tanks are now in the ground, waiting for the lids to get finished and the dirt to be put back over the top of them. Progress is progress, even when slow.
And because it snowed, it seemed appropriate to have a thick broccoli soup
Kiwi, the parrot, is enjoying extra special attention, of which he never seems to get enough.
This quilt with the hummingbirds was a 90th birthday gift made for a neighbor, who never had the opportunity to use it. She went into the hospital on her birthday and sadly did not recover. So I took the original label off and now it can go to someone in need.
So this weekend included a bit of this and that which is now done. However removing the quilt label is the only one that was on my check list.
It has been a good month, a very good month.
I finished the end of October projects by getting these socks done and
embroidering these guest towels with cute little Hatched in Africa ladybugs. They were a free download several years ago and I needed something quick and easy to gift.
I did get 19 of the 28 items done that I had on a list for the month plus much more work outside that wasn’t on the list. So I’m a happy person. The items that didn’t get finished will go onto the next month’s list. I finished a quilt and some embroidery that was gifted. I took care of paper messes and finished some wall hangings and I took a short vacation – all in one month.
Today was beautiful and I spent it using muscles that I didn’t even know existed. But hay is coming this week and I needed to have areas cleaned for it. Hopefully I will finish that tomorrow. What is left, I need help doing.
Today we moved sheep. A bucket of grain seems to encourage most of the ewes to follow me, which makes life easier. They will all be together in a smaller pasture for the winter, since we have to feed hay. That allows the pastures to rest and grow as well. These two boys lost their harems as all the ewes are now together. So these two are reunited and deciding who is top ram.
This is John, who grabs a ram by the horns and leads here where we want them to be. He is showing me the new pitchfork he picked up while out getting other items we needed for construction.
I have been following a BlogSpot “object of design” where she has been playing around with different designs. This one looked like fun, so I played with it this afternoon. But before I make it up in other than scraps of fabric pasted to pieces of paper, it needs more work.
Have you ever been so busy that your mind is “out of gear? Today, after the gym, I needed to purchase gas and go to the post office. I was being very efficient and making one trip or so was the plan. Gym done, gas in car and off to the post office. I parked, picked up the package to mail and realized that I had not addressed it, nor was I able to get the address from where I was. So, I went back home, addressed the box and sent it out later today. Sometimes efficiency is not efficient!
We finished changing coats on the Cormos who have outgrown their coats and this fellow really seems to be enjoying the dogs bed.
These two Pumpkin heads are 13″ wide and 20 and 21″ high. It feels so good to have finished them after having started them so long ago.