I can't believe its Wednesday July 27th, 2011 and I haven't written in the blog since July 3rd! The time certainly does fly by and so much has happened. It was such fun at the 4th of July with my friends of the "Fab Fiber Five". There was a very large crowd at the parade and everyone seemed to enjoy all the fiber happenings. Darcy, Todd, Rowan, Declan and their dog Kara got home Sunday evening July 3rd so then everything was back to normal at the farm. We had a nice picnic at my sister Bev's house 4th of July evening.
The next event was the Fiber Fun Camp with Cheryl. It started on Monday July 11th with 4 girls in the morning class and 3 girls in the afternoon class. They worked all week learning new things to do with fiber and created a project to enter in the Vermont Sheep and Wool Festival. It will be fun to see what they make and hopefully win a ribbon or prize. The August class is probably going to be a bigger group and I will actually be able to enjoy some of the classes. We also have an adult fiber class set up for the week of Aug. 15th. Cheryl will teach Mon./Wed./Thur. 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. for the adult classes. I can't wait for these classes and also to make refreshments for them.
I drove to Gardner, MA. on July 13th and picked up my little Catherine and brought her to Toby Hill. She is up for the summer and I finally have enough caregivers to do 24 hr. care and not be working soooooo many hours. I think she is enjoying meeting new people and making raspberry jam,etc... Art Wright that made a beautiful ramp up to the kitchen door for Catherine, stopped over last Sunday and on his way to the house saw a mother bear with triplets!!!!! WOW! They must know there are blueberries, raspberries, blackberries, apples, peaches and what a place for a picnic. I prefer a "Teddy Bear Picnic"... not the real thing!
Mr. Steiner brought 92 bales of beautiful hay so the barn smells wonderful. He called this morning and will bring another 90 bales next week. It certainly feels good to have hay going into the barn and not have to worry about where I will get hay for next year. The sheep are doing well and today we put Tinka and her lambs Clementine and Chet in with Arly, Aphrodite,and Juliette and the 6 lambs Casper, Custer, Chloe, Cecil, Cedric and Cornelius. Yippee!!! No fighting! Tinka was so busy eating lovely new grass that she couldn't be bothered to fight. Chet was in little piggy heaven with all the "GIRLS". He rode Arly's head and then each and every little ram lamb. There was a conga line going of 5 little rams riding each other.....its just too funny to watch, so Darcy made a video of some of their antics.
Darcy, Rowan,and Declan and I went to Storyland in Glen,N.H. for a short three day trip. We stayed at the Christmas Farm Inn in Jackson, NH. It was a wonderful place to stay, very reasonable and the food was incredible. We had nice weather and rode on quite a few rides. The Geyser raft ride was fun but we certainly got soaking wet. Declan was even brave enough to ride on the Bamboo Chute (log ride) but really didn't enjoy it! The picture shows Darcy and Rowan shrieking and laughing and Declan looking scared to death! It was nice to get away for two days but now I need to get back to work. I'm at Catherine's until 1:30 p.m. then Olivia from our Fiber Camp is coming to work with me packaging roving for the Vermont Sheep and Wool festival.
Life is good at Maybelle Farm. Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa