Thursday, March 14, 2013

Festive

Now that sheep are sheared, I can't be as happy about seeing a little snow.  Most of them are just fine, but the old guys don't want to leave the barn and I don't blame them.  They can stay in and eat hay, watching snow TV from their bunks.  This bizarre cold snap will be over soon. 

I stayed very conscious of not letting myself get excited about the snow showers yesterday even though secretly I was.  What better way to end the Iknitarod than with a couple days of bonus snow?  Still, a part of me felt a little guilty about not enjoying it just the same.  Until I did evening chores.

As I tucked hay into the sheep shed and fed my two skinny girls some extra "cereal", I caught a flash of white out in the arena.  Hank.  He'd pulled a chew bone from his hidden stash and was flipping it up in the air, running circles around it, bouncing on it, flipping it up in the air...  He sure wasn't going to miss the opportunity.  And I joined him. 



From the window of the Mobile Knitting Unit yesterday.  I took several other pictures throughout the day, but need to Git Ta Knittin' this morning!  I'm almost done.  I finished the sleeve bands last night and then slogged through several rows of garter stitch around the bottom of the body.  After two days of small sleeves, those long rows...whew! 

14 comments:

Michelle said...

Lovely shots of the snow, but I know we are all ready for some spring time weather.

I need orange said...

It makes me happy to see Maisie comfortably grazing in the snow. No more baby coats for our big strong girl! (Even though we kinda miss seeing her adorable self in her oh-so-cute coats...... :-) )

Tombstone Livestock said...

Can't wait to see finished sweater. Love the comment "MKU" LOL. So good to see Maisie out on the grass, she looks like she enjoys being a "big girl".

Tombstone Livestock said...

Can't wait to see finished sweater. Love the comment "MKU" LOL. So good to see Maisie out on the grass, she looks like she enjoys being a "big girl".

Spinners End Farm said...
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Spinners End Farm said...

It always amazes me how long sheep tails can get! Our Shetlands have naturally short tails so I don't get to see those long ones very often! Cute and wooly.

Sorry for the post deletion above...without my permission my ipad added a couple of strange words that didn't quite fit!

Haley said...

I keep thinking we're done with snow here (in England) but we keep getting little snaps of it, which I love. Yesterday the weather was crazy--it hailed on and off all day, tiny little hail that I would have mistaken for snow from my window except for the noise it made bouncing off my windowsill.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Perhaps you should go shopping for sweatshirts for everyone! We have new snow too..but yours is prettier cause I can see the green grass:)

MarmePurl said...

...almost done...
the excitement builds..

Mary Ann said...

Love the "Mobile Knitting Station"... and snow, snow, stay away at this point!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

Lovely spring snow pictures, but we I'm with you on the warmer weather! I had the dogs groomed and I know they're cold too!

Mary said...

Great, pretty snow pics. And of course, the other subject of the photographs is lovely too!

Terry said...

Topsy-turvey weather! We are warm!
Lovely shots of Maisie girl.
Way to go on the sweater!

LannieK said...

Love the shots of your snow & Maisie. It quit snowing here... sunshine and severe blue!
Congrats on finishing your Marcel sweater ~ it's so beautiful. Really Sara, it was fiber just 2 1/2 weeks ago... then the spinning and then your beautiful knitting! Wow! Just WOW!
Thanks for the inspiration!
Crackers & Hugs for all! :-)

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