Yeah, it's been hot. I wilt in the heat. But life here goes on, sometimes relentlessly. We got chicks for meat. They are called Freedom Riders or some such nonsense. They are outside now and about 3 weeks old. Gary built them a chicken wagon so that he can move them around and they can eat grass and bugs and stuff.
My neighbor's granddaughter holding one of the babies
Three weeks old...
I have been weaving placemats for a good customer of mine. The pictures are awful so I'm not posting them. And I have a Sunshine and Shimmer scarf on the warping mill ready to go when I get a minute or two.
I had to include this pic...See the cream on the top? So rich you can whip it and farm fresh from the farm up the road. The best milk EVER!!! And he farms with work horses!
Gary and Alex have almost finished this side!!! And two stalls are done, the third almost done. Fencing is up but there are some stumps in the way that Gary has to chainsaw down and pull out with the tractor so the horses can get to their new digs. The back of the barn is wide open yet and there are no stairs to the haymow. We need shutters on all the windows, electric run, water hooked up and more siding and flooring but it is almost FUNCTIONAL!!! YAY!
Said goodbye to Noah cause he went off to Skidmore. But he will be back on the 8th because Adam, Alicia and Baby Ava are coming for four days! I am so excited but the room where they are going to stay has some issues. Like it's full of my stuff and has to be cleaned and a door has to be hung...
I have been weaving for 24 years and selling for almost as long! I have slowed down my weaving since my cancer diagnosis and subsequent Whipple surgery but still weave on and off during the day when I have the energy! I currently sell my work on www.barefootweaver.etsy.com.
I was diagnosed with pancreatic cancer in December, 2009. Had Whipple surgery in January 2010 and have had clear CT scans since! We are hopeful for a long and happy life!
As an update...I had a valve replacement in May 2016 and apologize for not answering comments or blogging! I am off to NYC February 15, 2017 for surgery on the 16th to remove a little spot of lung cancer. Hopefully recovery will be uneventful and I will be back at weaving soon!