Monday, March 29, 2010

Spring Lambs

I stumbled across this cute free pattern at . They were pretty simple to sew, and was able to finish them both in a few hours.

Friday, March 26, 2010

Wool Crafting

I have been feeling the need to be creative, so I got out Caitlin's wool stash and decided to do some needle felting. I was inspired by artist Jenn Docherty and her "wool felted friends." You can check out her work at . The lamb Cait and I worked on together a few weeks ago using our own "Eleanor's" curly wool. The pink bunny I worked on most of yesterday. Cait an I also had a great time with the photo shoot.

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Sewing Help

I have been working on Arielle's wedding dress today, and all the house animals wanted to help. We spent most of the afternoon working on it. The dogs were never more than a couple feet away the whole time. Still have alot of sewing to go but, I think we have worked out most of the design details. I caught a few pictures of Kalli "helping."

Saturday, March 20, 2010


Today the girls and I went on an adventure with our friend and her daughter. They picked us up this morning to go to the livestock auction. They were taking some of their birds for sale. I had never been to an auction. Well we planned on just dropping off the birds and going for lunch, because we were not planning on buying anything. My friend told us there was a junk auction going on outside, so of course Arie and I were intrigued. At first glance, it looked like a bunch of snow covered crappy clothes. As we stood there scanning all the rows of junk, I noticed at my feet was a box of what looked like vintage tablecloths. Well I started to rummage thru it and a lady told me there was more linens that hadn't sold and she would sell them to me as a cash sale. We found the other two boxes and I asked her if she would take $5 for them. She seemed to be happy to get that much. We loaded the boxes into the truck not really knowing what we had bought. After a fun lunch out with our girls we decided to hit up Goodwill. No luck in housewares, but I made my son very happy by finding a Miles Davis and 2 John Coltrane LPs. When we returned home Arie and I went through our boxes to see how we had done. Out of the three boxes we found quite a few keepers (tablecloths, curtains and napkins). I also found my lost pair of car keys, that have been missing for months, in an old coat pocket that almost went to Goodwill!

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Checkout Caitlin's Blog Too!

Caitlin has started a new blog too! She's going to keep us up-to-date with entertaining photos and stories from the barnyard. Go to:

Checkout Arie's Blog

Arie has been working on designing her own blog, it's . It's really cute, and is going to be showing some of the projects she's been up to lately.

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Another Beautiful Spring Day

Today we took advantage of the nice day and trimmed sheep hooves. We would have taken pictures but we forgot the camera, of course. We couldn't believe how much the lambs have grown over the winter. Thank goodness we had Chris to help catch and hold them. We're glad to get that done before it's supposed to rain for a few days.

Monday, March 8, 2010

I Love Spring!

This time of year always fills me with energy. I was up this morning just as the sun was rising. I even went out to capture it with my camera. It was still a bit chilly and the sheep were not even up yet. They didn't even get up with all the noise I made, walking on the crackeling ice. The ducks that were up and getting around were stunned speachless, because they didn't even quack at me once. I guess they are on Farmer Cait time. Anyone one that knows her, knows what I'm talking about. :-) I wished I could have trained my kids like that when they were little.

Saturday, March 6, 2010

Wow it's been a long time!

Sorry, about being away so long, but we decided to go into hibernation this year and skip winter. It looks like spring might be on it's way! We have so many ideas and projects planned!