Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Grown & Knitted with Love

Cambodia anyone?  That's where some of our yarn will be going very very soon. A beautiful, expertly knitted sweater that will be gifted to a young girl in need. I just love our customers!!  This wool farm journey of ours is touching so many more lives than we would have ever guessed. Truly a gift in so many ways. My heart is full 💗

Saturday, March 7, 2015

We are smokin' today

I What's on my to do list!?!  My favorite task in the world. Writing a new recipe!!  smoked pulled pork with spiced apple bourbon sauce...lets get started. 

I bought a picnic shoulder roast

Took off the skin & trimmed up a small amount of the fat
Then rubbed it down with my favorite spice rub
Built my fire, then off to the smoker
I used a combo of cherry and pear wood.
Now we wait, impatiently I might add. However patience will be rewarded.

 It's out of the smoker, now to braise it to make it pull part tender

Monday, February 23, 2015

Are the sheep OK?
Our llamas checking out the newly shorn sheep 

Friday, February 13, 2015

Just another February day at the farm

Visiting with the wee woolies and llamas

Monday, March 31, 2014

Not mine!

What I thought I walked into was 2 sets of twins. (Cough!) Midnight made it Crystal. Clear. That the little guy was NOT  hers. Holy moly!!  That means we have our first set of triplets, ever!  Welcome Cotton's 3 musketeers!!  Oh you are so cute!!

Friday, February 21, 2014

Round Bone Hockey, New floors and an onion in my couch

Our new floors are gorgeous, I love them, so easy to clean!!!  Never thought I would say this, but I am in love with a steam mop!!  Wahoo!  What neither of us anticipated with this new is was that a new sport was going to be created by our beloved border collies.  We call it Round Bone Hockey.  What great fun it is to hurl the round bone then watch it slide across the floor like never before.  Sometimes it ends up across the floor, other times rolls into another dog or BINGO, it goes bouncing down the stairs!  YAHTZEE!!!! 
Boo!!! To carpet say the dogs, well, and for that matter so do I.  Carpet and dogs, not a good match, at least at this house.  The next quest is to find a few area rugs to add obstacles to the round bone hockey game they like to play, maybe they will look at it like lane and it will turn into more a Round Bone Bowling game. 

Now the for onion, I know my husband said he had bought an onion.  For the life of me, I could not find it in any of the grocery bags.  So I thought maybe it just didn’t make it.  Oh well, its just an onion.  I moved on and grabbed a shallot instead for that nights dinner prep.  Then what do I spy in my couch?  A round dark brown ball shaped item across the room in my couch.  All of our tennis balls are green, hmmmm.  Yup, sure enough, my onion in the couch.  Not sure which canine it was, but I can say with certainty it had been abandoned for not behaving like a ball. 

Saturday, December 21, 2013

The Love of a Great Dog

The love a great dog
Can’t be measured in inches, feet, ounces or time.  What your love a of lifetime gives to you is truly immeasurable.  A beloved red border collie named Pete passed from this realm into the next, early this morning.  I know his mom is feeling a huge hole in her heart like I felt when I lost my Junie Bug.  It stings, burns & hurts like no other feeling.  Made me want to swear, curse and kick the walls.  It felt like my heart had been ripped out and run over.  The thought that you have more time than you really do burned in my head.  By age, Pete had many more years to frolic and play, I think that is why we feel robbed when our companions don’t live out their senior years with us.
6 years later for me, I still very much miss my Junie Bug, I know now I always will.  You can’t be that big of a personality and not leave a mark on at least a few people.  She left a gigantic crater sized hole in me.  She was a gift to my life of epic proportions.  She pushed me to do all sorts of things I didn't know I was capable of .  Those gifts I am still learning & using to this day.  May be it wasn't so much a hole she left....maybe it was bringing me to a level of awareness that I didn't know I could attain, hmmmmm...expanding out to new horizons can be scary at first.....I do my best to be still and listen, for there is so much to take in if you allow yourself to receive those gifts.
Keepsake made by my hubby

Junie Bug and me
I know this can be a tough time of year for many people, it brings up all sorts of memories of family, friends & loved ones that are no longer here.   May I suggest that we honor them by being still in our thoughts and allow ourselves to receive those gifts they can still give us. 
Go give love to your dogs, cats, horses, llama, sheep or whatever companions that you share your life with now, don't forget the people too.  :)  May we always BE giving and receiving in love.
Namaste, Merry Christmas and BE love