It's Monday Nov. 29th, 2010 and I have to add pictures and a write-up about yesterday's needlefelting class. Cheryl Flett taught a wonderful class of "Snowmen and Angels". It is such fun to watch what is being created and then to take pictures to share with everyone. We had hot mulled cider, chocolate chip cookies, clementines, cheese and crackers. As you can tell, it really was a great afternoon. The next class will be taught by this old Maybelle MaMa, and will be "Needlefelting a traditional Santa or a Victorian Santa. This class is Sunday Dec. 12th, 12 noon to 4 p.m. and the cost is $35.00/person and includes all supplies. Please call or e-mail to reserve a spot.
Yesterday I worked moving fence posts and putting up fencing, cleaning out a stall that my brother Everett and my nephew Mark built for me. This will be the pasture that I will use for Thistle (the gorgous ram from Kindred Spirit Farm) and his four lovely shetland ladies. Arly, Aphrodite, Tasha and Juliette will be with Thistle for about one month. This should give us lambs approximately April 26th thru mid-May. My big girl Tinka (registered Coopworth) will go in with Luther my moorit Shetland ram about the same time so that will be a lot of little lambs next spring. I have two seperate farms that want to buy lambs which definitely will help me buy more hay next fall!
It's a beautiful day today and all the sheep are out enjoying probably the last really nice day of sunny, warm weather. Okra with her bell on and her blind son Arnold are out in their own pasture with the chickens running all around. Well Okra is not impressed with the chickens and keeps chasing them away from Arnold......I have a chicken herding sheep!
Oh yes, the new FENCES magazine (from the Vermont Farm Bureau) came out and we got our magazine on Saturday. They wrote a beautiful article about Maybelle Farm on "Bills Mountain". The pictures are so nice and it made me cry to read about the farm and know that we really are living a wonderful life here at the farm. I feel that my children were lucky to grow up here next door to their grandparents and live the farm life. Now my daughter and son with their children are doing the same thing. I love having Austin and Rowan help me in the barn to do chores and I know that Declan and Ella will be right behind them as soon as they are a little older. Life on the farm is a very good life!
The fiber studio is just beyond wonderful and it stays so warm now. I know I will spend alot of time up there and I can spin and play with fiber until I'm on fiber overload! Well, I've got to go finish cleaning up the kitchen and I think I will make a batch of donuts. Its always fun to have a little tea party when everyone gets home from school/work.
So-long from Maybelle MaMa.