Saturday, October 29, 2011 update

My son and I were taking the trash off to the recycling center and the truck in front of us turned off...into the farm with the sheep!!! I had to follow, but I wouldn't have if my son had not been with me. I finally met the farmer with the pretty horses, pigs and SHEEP. And me with no camera, and no cookies for the sheep. But I did get his permission to visit them in the future. They are fenced in with an "electric" fence (phoey). On the way back out of the farm, I stopped the car & looked at them in the pasture. Oh wow! They are so beautiful,and they were just as curious about us, too. Next time...I will bring camera and cookies. I will be prepared...can't wait until next Saturday.

Friday, October 28, 2011

Hug a Sheep Day

Tomorrow is National Hug a Sheep day! It is sponsored by Sara at Equinox Farm at Cynthiana, KY. She is also known as the "crazysheeplady" or Punkin's Patch. I enjoy her blog very much and visit quite often. I really wish I could visit her farm, but it is too far for me to go. Guess I won't have a sheep to hug again this year (sigh). I did spot a small flock of sheep on the road to the recycling center last weekend. Guess it would be rude to just show up and hug a strange (wet) sheep, eh? Oh well, maybe I'll just hug Floyd (my large stuffed sheep) again this year. I've been trying to find a LARGE Serta sheep, but no such luck. Anyone know of one that needs a good home?? I emailed Serta, but they told me go go buy a mattress. (Humph!)

It is cold and rainy here today. Funny how our weather mirrors Michigan weather these days. Only they are a few degrees colder (but not much). Our fall colors have been disappointing this year. Have a wonderful weekend. Go hug a sheep!!

Friday, October 14, 2011

A Tisket A Tasket

I've bought another basket! Whether I go southwest, to Elkin, or north, to Mt.Airy, I ALWAYS stop at the Goodwill Stores. Guess I am adicted. (sigh) This week, while in Mt.Airy, I found this handmade "quilting" basket. I gave one dollar for it! It is about 13inches square, and a 12 & 1/2 inch block just fits in it. What a find!! The blocks in the basket are the Jacob's Ladder blocks I am working on. I had enough fabric for 16 blocks, but will add tan and brown borders to make it larger. I have yet to discover what the two dowel rods in the handle are for???

Earl Grey had a birthday very recently. He turned two years old. The terrible two's. He has always been active (make that destructive), and I was hoping he'd calm down with age, but not yet anyway. Guess that's what makes Earl Grey...Earl Grey!

Days and nights are cooler now, and I have not had to run the air conditioning all month. Have not turned on the heat yet either. Should save a little on the power bill, anyway. The leaves are just beginning to change colors. This time of year always makes me sad though, as it was 51 years ago in October that I left my beloved Michigan.