Tuesday, April 09, 2013

A painterly day

First of all, Bonny appears to have made a complete recovery!
Yesterday sparkled in the sun like the freshly laundered day it was. With Bonny getting around fine again and a break in the downpours (we've received two inches since Thursday), the sheep got to go out – including the 'last fleece standing,' Bonny's Aunt Bramble.

In the middle of the day I drove to Wilsonville to meet up with Laura. She had picked up some inventory to dye from Ashland Bay and sold me some yarn for that sweater you were all drooling over (I plan to dye it blue), gave me some fleece samples and other goodies for my homeschool co-op Textiles 101 class, lent me a saddle to try on Lance, and then we ate lunch together. Yeah, we packed a lot into our time together; it was a treat. :-)

I took the scenic route home, a winding country road with some grand and grander estates and horse farms, including that of Olympian Rich Fellers. There is little opportunity to pull off the road to snap pictures, but I did find one spot to stop and capture a couple vistas that caught my eye.

Love the spring pastels in this one! Click to biggify.
When I got home I exercised Lance,
then skirted Bittersweet's sumptuous fleece. That's four down, eight to go....

I picked up my guys from the airport this morning. They were supposed to fly home via Denver, but the airline called with the suggestion they find another route back because of the severe weather forecast. They were able to change their itinerary to go through Phoenix and arrived at about the same time originally scheduled.

Now it's back to work for all of us at . . .

6 comments:

Tombstone Livestock said...

Some where I got the idea you only had 7 sheep, then I saw a picture and it looked like there were 8, but now you are skirting 12 fleeces???? Hmmm, you must have more sheep than I thought.

thecrazysheeplady said...

What a nice day :-). That sweater is great!

Michelle said...

I have 11 sheep now, Tombstone; the two rams and a companion wether are separated from the ewe/wether flock of eight.

Michelle said...

I thought of you during that drive, Sara; you would have enjoyed it. The terrain is different, but a few of the horse farms equal what we saw around Lexington.

shelly hancock said...

Love the 'scenic' photos. There is nothing like the rain washed greens of spring.

farmlady said...

Back to work? It seems that you never stop. Horses, sheep, fleece and a beautiful countryside. Spring just makes you feel so good.
Love "the last fleece standing".