I may be weird (really?), but I love Mondays. Weekends are great and usually crammed with so many projects that it's hard to catch my breath. Oh, but Mondays I especially love when I can stay at home all day. (And believe me, I know how lucky I am to be able to stay home and do my work, instead of dressing up and driving away from the farm.) I enjoy getting back to my little routines.......feeding the chickens, letting the girly lambs and Pippi out to graze for the day, doing the laundry. Truthfully, one of my favorite routines for Monday morning is stripping the sheets off the bed, washing them and hanging them outside to dry in the sunshine. I look forward to slipping into bed on Monday night and feeling the crispness and smelling that fresh air smell on the sheets. That little quilt on the line was an extra in today's wash. One of my grandmothers made that quilt for me when I was a little girl (I guess that makes it an antique---or, at the very least vintage!). It was made for my little twin bed and I distinctly remember having favorite patterns among the star shapes. (In fact, I still like looking at it and still have my favorite stars!)
This morning I noticed that the "surprise lilies" (that's what they are called around here) have bloomed. I have mixed emotions about these flowers. I used to really dislike them, but am starting to admire them for their sheer determination to show up every year. These were planted long before we bought this farm and I never seem to remember them until they pop up and are blooming.
You may have noticed on my sidebar, I've claimed my yellow jersey from the Tour de Fleece 2009. This was my first year to participate and I definitely enjoyed the challenge and the excuse (I mean reason!) to spin every day. And now that I'm back in the habit, I really want to work on spinning up some of my fiber stash. It feels good to be producing my own yarn from my very own animals again. That's the reason I got started in this shepherding life the begin with!
(Bess-twin sister to Lottie)
I hope you've had reason to enjoy your Monday. It's a fresh start to a new week and anything is possible at this point!
Isn't Bess a character! What an adorable face. Sheep are highly under-rated aren't they? I'm so impressed you produce yarn from your own sheep! Wow!ReplyDelete
Love Vanessa xxx (do you mind if i knit)
Vanessa-Yes, sheep are under-rated. The more time you can spend with them, the more their individual personalities are revealed. They can be quite clever, when they choose to be!ReplyDelete
Dianne...I've had better Mondays, but never one when I've enjoyed a picture of a sheep more. Bess is a doll. I love reading about your farm life. Have a sweet Tuesday.ReplyDelete
What a nice Monday.ReplyDelete
I too am looking forward to making more yarn...if I could ever get everything finished. I really enjoyed the TDF as it "forced" me to stop for awhile and relax.
I would like to spin from your sheep too! I haven't tried that BFL x Romney. I don't think I could spring for a whole fleece, but if you were willing to split one (or two - for variety?) could I buy a pound or two ?ReplyDelete
OH, YOUR SHEEP PICTURES ARE THE VERY BEST !!!! I LOVE THAT FACE !ReplyDelete
SUCH A SWEETIE :0)
I AGREE ........ THERE IS SOMETHING SO WONDERFUL ABOUT BEING HOME ON MONDAYS AND ALL THE LITTLE FUN ROUTINE THINGS TO DO.
SHEETS DRIED ON THE CLOTHES LINES ARE THE BEST !!!
Deb-Certainly, you can have as much or as little as you like. Just let me know what color you are looking for and how much.ReplyDelete