It's Saturday night May 8th and I finally have a few minutes to write a little news. The Wet Felting class with Cheryl Flett was absolutely wonderful. We made flowers and they came out so well. There are pictures and I will add one to our site. The next class is Sunday May 16th and I will be teaching needlefelting to make a gnome. They are so much fun to make and they have such comical expressions.
Well, I'm on maternity watch as Arly is getting very close to having her lamb/lambs and I am a little anxious because she is a triplet and could have triplets. There is always the chance of the lambs getting tangled and also the third one might need extra help, not getting enough colostrom and Mama's milk, so there could be a bottle baby.........oh my goodness, what a chore! NOT! There is nothing so cute as a little tiny lamb and I love having lambs, just very glad when its over and everyone is alright.
It has been a busy week and all the sheep are doing very well. I've had all the sheep out on nice pasture but brought everyone to the barn last night except my ram Luther and his three Amigos. I knew there was really hard rain coming so I can sleep better when I know they can be in the barn. Luther and his buddies have sheds and they get in them during a storm.
My sweet little Catherine (who is 96!) is up this week-end to her summer home in East Dover. I was so excited to see her that I only slept about 3 hours last night. She is up for the week-end with her garden planting group and today the rain stopped the planting. Hopefully we can plant tomorrow. I just love taking care of Catherine and she will be up a lot this summer...... OH BOY, I can't wait. We make jams and jellies and go on little trips and basically play all summer. It is the best job I've ever had and I cherish every second I have with Catherine and her family.
This afternoon I went to Brattleboro with my daughter Darcy and my grandchildren Rowan and Declan. We went to lunch at the 99 Restaurant and had a very nice meal. Next we went to Hanneford's and I took the children to the "Thomas Store" that is actually Baker's Bookstore. The children have always called it the Thomas Store because of all the Thomas trains and the nice play table that the children can be entertained with. Declan slept all the way to Brattleboro and Rowan fell asleep on the way home. I did chores about 6 p.m. and Arly is still just munching away and getting wider every day.......soon little lambs, soon....
Well I'm going to bed early tonight and will go back to Toby Hill in the morning. We are going to try to plant some stuff but it depends on the rain. I bet the black flies will try to carry us away.
Goodnight from Maybelle Mama.