Monday, August 18, 2014

Leaving 'em to it

We may be gone, but I'm sure work still goes on at . . .

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Knitting furiously

You know that twist on a WWII ad campaign, "Keep calm and knit on"? All I can say is, Amen!

We are stuck halfway to our destination, thanks to severe weather that totally messed with the flight schedules at DFW. The rest of our party is in Minnesota waiting for us (and our luggage, which contains all the cooking equipment and most of the food). We're told we have seats on a flight tomorrow, putting us at least a day behind schedule. We will either have to rechart our route or paddle a LOT faster. Maybe we'll outpace the mosquitoes....

What a day!


Blake was sheared at a difficult point in the rise this spring, so I knew I needed to do some scissor-trimming of his fleece. Then I noticed his coat was getting tight. Still, I probably wouldn't have made time to address those issues before our trip if he hadn't busted a leg strap last Thursday. That forced my hand; I couldn't leave him to get tangled in his coat, nor did I want to just remove it and let his fleece get trashed. So Friday I addressed the above plus a needed pedicure, and took some photos of this fall's man of the hour as well.
Blake was a complete gentleman from start to finish. He let me walk right up to him and put the halter on, led nicely out to where I wanted to work on him, and showed he appreciated a chin and brisket scratch with wags of his woolly tail. As I drooled over his lovely fleece, I gave thanks for the reminder of the treasure in my own backyard, and started anticipating the next Shepherd's Christmas.

That's it for now from . . .

Saturday, August 16, 2014

If Froggy goes a courting'...

...he should bring his bride to live at this place!

What a beautiful oasis our pastor's backyard is.

That's it for now from . . .