Yes, the color du jour is GREEN. Actually there are several shades of green in there but it doesn't show up well from farther away. There's a good amount of your basic medium green.....
....some that's more of a blue spruce type of green......
.... and some locks are either kind of acid green.....
......or a dark green like seaweed. I think the yarn you could spin from this when it's roving will be lovely with subtle color shifts that will give it depth. We'll see.
One reason the wool can be laid out to dry here is that we sacrificed the hedge. Yes, while it was nice for many many years the time had come - parts of it had died out leaving big gaps. I also had a hard time keeping it in check. That was a lot of time with pruning shears! Also, in the semi-near future we're going to have to address the fact that the concrete porch slab is tilting toward the house and running all rainwater right onto the foudation. The concrete has to come up. NOT a job we're looking forward to and not going to happen right away (unless there's a crisis - please, no!) and the hedge would have to come out at that point anyway. Andy took it down right at ground level with the chain saw so we can mow over that area. I'll sure miss the perfume of the blossoms. Sigh.
The fields are still too wet to plow (we're skipping corn but would like to put in oats) so Andy got started on cleaning up the mess left from having the two middle silos taken down. He used the back blade on the tractor to smooth out the ruts and now can work with the tractor to ferry away the short towers of compacted silage left behind.
This will take a lot of loads with the dump trailer as there is probably 50 tons between the two.
Thank Heavens for hydraulics or we'd be out there with pitchforks slinging it onto the wagon one teensy smidgen at a time.
Check out the giant allium! They are just coming into full bloom.
I love a plant that thrives with neglect.
Lots of little stars making perfect spheres.
"I can't believe they won't let me be an outside cat. It's so depressing.....enough to make you bang your head against the wall... until you fall asleep."