Monday, September 28, 2009
Friday, September 25, 2009
I could knit my way through all of the fun yarns very quickly. I am going to do a music or a medical skein next. Want to help me decide?
Wednesday, September 23, 2009
I can't take photos of myself and I don't photograph well, when I am posing. It is better to catch me in action. Some of the photos, which I will NOT share, had me looking like an old hag. So, when we were out in the workshop and I started mixing dyes in the pot, "Witches Brew" became a perfect title for this shot.
The sign I ordered from Oregon arrived while my sisters were visiting, so I can finally include a photo. They said that it represents all I do. Next time you come to visit, take time to check it out. I will gladly pass his info on to anyone who is interested in unique artwork. I know it is cool, because Marc had just filled in the holes and one of my neighbors, who was driving down the road, did a double take and backed up to check it out.
It is still pretty hot here in Tucson. I spent over an hour locking up goats based on breeding criteria on Sunday and then decided to let them out this afternoon. They were too hot and I don't want to go buy more fans. My friend, Judy, helped me round up two of the older does who were beating up on other does. I doubt that any of the bucks are fertile with it so warm. I know that the does are in heat and the males are not showing any interest. At this rate, all of next year's babies will be born later than last year. I don't expect any till early March and possibly later. Is this the greenhouse effect?
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Friday, September 4, 2009
Later this afternoon, I went out to check on them and was not one bit surprised to find several of the bucks with their heads stuck in the fence. Hopefully they will learn quickly. Each time I checked there were at least two with their heads stuck and they were not the same two. There is the real danger that a doe in heat could bash the buck's head and possibly break his neck, so the checks are a necessity for a few days.
The pens are in a constant state of repair. We were supposed to have a welder come out tomorrow to redo this pen, but he had to reschedule, so it will look like this for a few weeks. Unfortunately, animals have to go in pens during the breeding season to protect them from each other and to ensure that I know who is bred to whom. I try not to breed back to parents which is why I bought two bucks in Oregon this summer. Tor is in Oregon right now and will be bringing them back next weekend. The older does will be happy!
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Now I am going to update my website for the wool festival page. Can't believe that it is just a little over a month away.