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!