This is always the most fun part of shearing, seeing what this year's "crop" looks like. What do you think?
Saturday, February 25, 2017
Friday, February 24, 2017
Sunday, February 19, 2017
Ever since my fall last October I have been using my old standard walker, the kind that really isn't designed for outside walking, but, hey, life happens.
It has become clear to me that my knee has become pretty unstable (and taking the time off from work right now to get it replaced is out of the question) and going it with just one cane was probably bot safe for me anymore. So I started looking at "rollators" - four wheeled walkers designed to go over hill and dale.
Sadly they are not covered by insurance and this was a little bit more $$ than I was thinking (plus I got it from a local store - $125 more than online!!!). I was able to get them to come down $50 in price - The Shepherd and I like to buy local when ever we can - so as the old saying goes, I bit the bullet and bought it. Then are some challenges ... it weighs about 18 lbs, getting it in and out of the trunk, and up and down our back steps is going to take some work, but I like it and I hope it will help me to be more mobile too.
She needs a name - right now I'm thinking Maybelle...
Tuesday, February 14, 2017
Saturday, February 11, 2017
I've been spending a whole lotta time on the foot of Mummy's bed - I really like having her home all day long - she just lets me be and is always there for me to give a snuggle to.
This snow was all the way up to the bottom of my skirts. Yikes!
Now what do I do?
The Shepherd said that he could see everywhere that Gracie went out side - one place was into the bamboo. We figure she was looking for burdies in there.
I like the ice hanging off the bell.
Ever the optimist, before our witch hazel got hammered by the northeaster last week.
And then it really started to snow.
Gracie was going outside, but it was snowing so hard, you can see her skid marks as she ran back into the house...
The Shepherd worked tirelessly to keep a clear path between the house and the barn.
"Hey, you - make it stop snowing. My water is frozen"
Jefferson and Buddy didn't think much of the snow.
The ice storm nearly broke the limbs off our Cedrus deodara
But once it warmed up "a little" The Shepherd
was able to knock some of the ice off. Luckily it didn't damage the branches.
After this one last hurrah, where we got another 3 or 4 inches of snow, the wind switched from north to south, and the temps just climbed about a degree an hour from mid 20's to almost 45 degrees in about 24 hours. The snow just seemed to disappear almost over night.
Saturday, February 04, 2017
Well, we've taken a page out of the Portland weather book today. Ice every where and as you can see , our river birch is caressing my car, which looks like it is beginning to lose its ice cube look .. must be warming up a little. No difference to me, I'm not going anywhere today. Got this good book on my Kindle and maybe some popcorn and hot chocolate...