Well shearing is over for another year and the poor sheep are shivering in their boots! I am feeding out 2nd cut hay,cracked corn and a little grain to everyone but it doesn't seem to be doing too much. I'm about ready to put a wood stove in the barn and warm them up a little bit. I always dread shearing and thank goodness Darcy and Todd went out and set the barn up and did the shearing with Craig and Philo Marcotte. I just made the donuts and took care of Rowan and Declan. Delores Clark care up to help and what a lifesaver that was. She did such a great job and I really appreciate her help. I'm going to send her a little gift. Oh yes, Thursday morning April 14th the same time as shearing we got a call to come pick up the baby chicks. So Rowan, Declan and I loaded a cardboard box lined with newspaper into my car and off to the feed store we went. They each picked out three baby chicks and named them. Declan named his "Egg, Toast, and Jam"! Rowan named her chicks "Rose, Tulip and Daffodil"! The chicks are really growing and its fun to see how much they change each day.
Today is my son David's birthday. He is 36 yrs. old today and I can't believe that my baby is that old! How does time fly by so fast? He is taking his family to Fitchburg, MA. to stay at the Marriot and go to a water park. We went out to breakfast yesterday morning to Manchester,Vt. with David,Rachel,Ella,Austin and their dog Jack. This was to celebrate David's birthday. When we got back to Wardsboro, we met Spencer, Elizabeth and Sarah Gray (Elizabeth is my husband Jonathan's niece) and had a very short visit because it was so cold outside.
Saturday my sister-in-law Katherine went with Jenna and me to Brattleboro to the Tasha Tudor Museum to do the Egg Decorating class. It was such fun and everyone did a beautiful job. I'm going to add a picture so you can see how nice the eggs are.
I'm also going to add a picture of "Naked Thistle" my ram after shearing. He looks like his horns are too big for him. I also got an e-mail from the Battenkill Fiber Mill that my roving and yarn is ready and I can't wait to go pick it up. The lady said that Spartacus yarn is such a beautiful shade of dark gray.
Well I've made a quiche for supper and have to go do chores and then take supper to my sister. We have a Monday night supper date and then watch "Dancing with the Stars". I took my needle felting critters to the Thompson House Nursing Home and showed the residents how I make my critters. It was such a nice morning and I love visiting with the people. I then went to buy steel toed boots as my big toenail finally came off last night. I broke my toe in Nov. and have been gimping around all winter......I can tell you that my toe is very tender and I would scream like a banshee if someone stepped on it, so I decided steel toed boots were the best idea. I worked at the Museum from 12 noon to 2 p.m. and then came home to fix the wood stove, feed the dog and make the quiche.
Goodnight from Maybelle MaMa