Wednesday, March 2, 2016

A Big Ol' Number Five

The blog, that is.  :-0

Five years running.  As usual, I'll vow to post more frequently and take better pictures.  I have a dandy camera but usually whip out the cell phone.  It fits in my pocket and is easier to carry while doing chores. Here, though, are some random pictures so the blogiversary doesn't pass unposted!

A pretty morning several days ago.  I think this is the day before Holly gave the coyote a talking to.

She likes to go out into the pasture behind the barn and poke around while we're doing chores if the weather is fair.

"Aren't you coming?  It would be more fun together."

Sure would, but we have to feed the sheepies right now.

In other news, I finished plying the last of Mr. Bill's fleece and washed it all.  Allowing for any slight shrinkage during washing I still have 1,225 yards of a 2 ply that's about worsted weight.  It's a nice steely gray, squishier than Cotswold as Mr. Bill was a Border Leicester crossbred and it has a decent shine too.

That's a sizable pile of yarn and while I have to check into patterns I would think it would make a sweater by itself. I was thinking of using it with Pearl's white yarn but if I have enough for a whole project I may stick with a solid color.  

And since we aren't lambing this year, here's a look back to May 17, 2006 - long before I ever thought of blogging!!

I'm not sure what we were doing - it was too early to be weaning but the scale isn't set up so we weren't weighing.... maybe vaccinations?  Whatever it was, Julie was having a good time!

Here's to the next year of blogging!


  1. Beautiful Holly and beautiful lambs! Keep on with your blog, as so many of us enjoy it.

  2. Five years?!? Seems like maybe two. Your yarn is gorgeous! And what a fun picture of Julie and the lambies. Hi Holly! I'm glad someone's at least enjoying the snow :-D.

  3. Congratulations! That is some beautiful yarn!

  4. We look forward to many more blogs and lots of great photos and tales!

  5. Time does fly, doesn't it? I'm looking forward to seeing what the next year brings.

  6. I love your photos - cell phone doesn't bother me!