19 05 2013


Today I spent a good part of the morning getting the Chicken Caravan yard ready for the hens.  The roof is metal and needed a good cleaning.  I used the Orange cleaner that I made over the winter and 2 years of grime came off easily.  I have it cleaned out and spent at least an hour getting the netting up.

LIL 006 I found that I really need one more pole to make it easier for me to walk around freely inside.    The netting is bird netting and it goes up like a circus tent.  I though of the idea last year and it worked.  I must say the putting up and taking down in not a lot of fun.  I hope to get the girls set up at the beginning of the week.


Lil is growing up so fast, in no time she will be crawling around.

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The Rain Barrel

I have the rain barrel in place but the down spout is not in place.  I have some measuring to do.

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  I plan to get another barrel for the pasture near the sheep.  I have 2 large water tubs for the sheep.  They need to be refreshed every couple of days in the summer and I have to dump the water.  I really would like to use that water.   I don’t have a pump so would have to bucket it into the barrel.  Gravity would bring it down to things that need to be watered.

Another picture from the Chicken Man.  He sells Peacocks, geese, ducks and bunnies too.  A did call him and leave a message about that sweet little chick and hoping to hear that he will save him or her for me.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a lovely day.    Carole


15 04 2013



Mable used to be my dog, but with a household full of cats it was better that she lived with my son, David.  She has had a good and happy life and is 13 years old now.  She has some arthritis.  Saturday my son noticed that she wasn’t acting well and took her to the Emergency Vet in Deerfield.  She had a high fever and a severe infection.  She came home yesterday and is feeling much better and so glad to be home.


Citrus Cleaner

The citrus cleaner I made in the winter needed to be strained and bottled.  With the boys help it was done today.  I will be using it soon.


The boys and I are going to dig out the chicken area today.  Its still full of snow and I would love them to be out on these nice days.  We did evaluate  getting the looms down stairs and I think we can do it.  I am selling two of my larger looms.  I haven’t woven in many years and need the space for other things.  I want to take a picture of them and have it at the Farm to Fiber, hoping I can get a buyer there.


Yesterday I dyed some rug hooking wool for the Farm to Fiber show.  More to do this week.IMG_0136[2]


Cindy got Mom comfortably settled into Canal View Rest Home.  And she is doing much better now, eating again and talking what a difference.   The last time we were in Florida it was a surprise visit.  We were certainly surprised by Moms appearance.  This move is just what she needed, they are kind and loving and she will be well taken care of.  She still may  move up with me we will evaluate this in June.

Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.                     Carole


7 07 2012


Dyeing Wool

Yesterday I dyed some rug hooking wool.  I am planning on selling some at the Farm to Fiber show.   More will be dyed this coming week.  Set up for the show is Friday afternoon.



Mable was once my dog.  She came from a litter that Betty had.  She was  a good dog but in a house full of cats it was better for her to live with David.  She is 13 now and has arthritis.  On Saturday afternoon David saw she wasn’t acting herself.  He brought her to the emergency hospital in Deerfield.  SHe had a high fever and was very ill.  SHe came home yesterday and is very happy to be back with her family.


Citrus Cleaner

The boys helped me strain and put the citrus cleaner into containers.  I will try it later today and am going to start some more.


The boys and I are going to dig out the chicken yards today.  They are still fully of snow.  I would love to get them out soon.  We did evaluate the looms upstairs and think we can get them moved downstairs.  I have two looms that I want to sell and want to have them in a place where they are easy to move.  I am going to take a picture of them and will have the picture at the Farm to Fiber show.


Cindy has my Mom comfortable in Canal View Rest Home.  Already there are changes in her.  She wasn’t eating, not conversing, her hair was never taken care of , its funny the things that slip by you when you only visit every couple of months.  But our last visit to the home was a surprise and my Mom looked like a wreck.  She just wasn’t taken care of properly.  Here at Canal View she is bathed every day and today she ate by herself, talked to me on the phone.  I wish we had done this long ago.  She may still come here and live with me, we will evaluate the situation in June sometime. 

I hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for reading my blog.   Carole