Friday, March 30, 2012

Soggy

Who needs April showers?

Oh, SO soggy! I called my neighbor this morning, because he keeps a daily journal (has for years) documenting weather and other things, and he said we'd gotten 1.26" of rain in the last 23 hours, with wind gusts up to 71 mph on Wednesday night and up to 63 mph yesterday morning. That's "heavy" weather for the Willamette Valley! We're still on track for the wettest March ever, which means exceeding a 1957 record of 7.52".

So other than slopping down to the barn and back twice a day for chores, I'm mostly focused on indoor pursuits. Homeschooling, of course (no, we don't really observe Spring Break, and our co-op's spring term started this week), violin practice (after months of prompting by his teacher, we finally invested in an instrument upgrade for Brian, and the house has been full of voluntary music this week!), etc.

When I have free moments, I spindle.
Still working on the Romney, but I also spun up the leftover blue/green from Textiles class and whipped up a couple of potholders as gifts for class helpers. Here they are, one fulled and one waiting to be fulled:

That's it for today from . . .

9 comments:

Susan said...

What awful weather! I hope it blows over soon (no pun intended). I love the colors of those pot holders and that Romney is beautiful! Thank goodness you have plenty to do inside.

thecrazysheeplady said...

Love the green and blue!

Mama Pea said...

Yes, quite soggy, but the flowers are beautiful. Yours is about the only part of the nation that seems to have enough (okay, more than enough) rain this spring season. So many of us are going into summer too dry. Feast or famine, huh? Let's hope it evens out so no one suffers.

Michelle said...

ALWAYS plenty to do around here; a lifetime is just too short!

Michelle said...

I do, too. Yay, Kool-Aid!

Michelle said...

Thanks for stopping by, Mama Pea! This seems to be an even crazier weather year than "usual." I am well aware that we are the one corner of the country that isn't weeks, if not months, ahead of schedule, which doesn't bode well for the summer. I'm afraid it's going to be a bumpy ride....

Ruth @ Hope, Joy and Faith Farm said...

I am trying not to think of what our summer will be like. At least my orchard hasn't bloomed yet. My weekend will be spent indoors as well.

Tombstone Livestock said...

It's been a strange year, today was nice bright warm and sunny, tomorrow is supposed to be cooler with wind and rain. I am soooo hoping the weather man is talking about that north of us since the shearer is due here Sunday afternoon, I am not looking forward to wet sheep. Pulled stock trailer over to their pen just in case I can run some in and tarp it, then lock the yearling ewes in their shed. I just want two more warm sunny days like today. And while I am updating my wish list I want a mild summer.

Michelle said...

Tombstone, my shearer is scheduled to be here Monday morning, so I've been keeping my sheep in. Otherwise, they'd be soaked to the skin!