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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

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grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Oct 30 2010 :  5:43:25 PM  Show Profile
Rae, sounds like you have been having the short end of the stick. Please take care of yourself while you are caring for your parents. Hope all will have a quick recovery and be on steader feet when all is done. Great way to look at your work - I always tell my sons - keep your eye on the prize - life is enjoying each moment on your way to where you want to go. Stay safe and warm.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2010 :  6:16:12 PM  Show Profile
Rea, I hope your folks will have full recoveries, and quick!
Monica, I hated the carpet in the one house we built, too. Everything was perfect...EXCEPT that carpet! I could have cried. I did get used to it, but never learned to love it. It was good at hiding stains, though. And with 4 kids and two dogs, that was important. There's always a sliver lining. Even with carpet! LOL!
Well, ladies, today we sheared our Icelandics for the first time. It was amazing. The shearer did a great job and the whole experience was everything I'd ever hoped it would be. I blogged about it and added LOTS of pictures.
We also got our new ewe, Ursula, and her ewe lamb, Cookie. They are lovely girls. I'm very happy with them. Cookie's little virgin fleece is just gorgeous.
I just love my Icelandics more and more all the time. And even though they had a lot of burrs, I think we will still have a lot of nice wool to work with. I can't wait to get my hands into it!


Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

You can give without loving, but you can't love without giving.

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2010 :  7:26:10 PM  Show Profile
Just read the blog and loved the pictures. Don't you just love shearing day???? Now you will have something wonderful to keep your hands busy during the cold months. Burr's will come out in fact they are much easier then getting out that small VM matter that I am presently saying way too many four letter words at!!! Just breathe while working and close the door if small ears are around...

Great Job at having things set up for the shearing day - I can not tell you how much that makes the day run smoothly. Now make yourself a nice drink and a hot bath..

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2010 :  7:44:29 PM  Show Profile
Thanks, Grace. And thank you for leaving a comment. I get so excited when people comment on my blog, or when I see I have a new "follower"! I'm silly like that!
I just love the smell of the fleeces. I keep going over to the bags (they're in the living room right now) and touching them!
I enjoyed it so much. The shearer was great. I even fixed him lunch!

Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Oct 30 2010 :  10:39:00 PM  Show Profile
Brenda, I could have too! I figured with various bits of wool and fibers on it, it will look better! I think I may get used to it, but I can guarantee you that I will never love it! The pics are great! I am sitting here drooling over all of that beautiful fleece! What I would not give to run my finger through Ursula's fleece! Actually they all look great!

Monica
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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2010 :  4:28:47 PM  Show Profile
Well I have to say that the carpet is not looking so bad today! I still don't love it and never will, but I can live with it! The one thing that I am totally beside myself over is that one of the guys finishing the house used my stainless steel pitcher to mix plaster in and it's about half way full with this dried up plaster and paint on the outside of it! When we were working on the house I had taken some stuff over because we were over there all day and I don't remember that I left it on the counter, but even if I had why on earth would they just pick it up and use it and leave it like they did! They also broke the front on the microwave that was over there! Not very professional! What really bugs me about it is that nobody has said a word about it or offered to replace it!

Monica
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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2010 :  6:12:05 PM  Show Profile
Hi all. I hope everyone had a productive and peaceful weekend. I think I finally have my computer up and running at last. My partners brother is a computer whiz and he managed to retrieve all the files off my lap top and transfer them remotely to my new computer. Now I have to get used to Windows 7 - it's a little different but not too bad.

Rae I hope your folks are doing better. That's a lot to deal with in one week. You must be exhausted. I will keep them and you in my prayers for a speedy recovery.

Monica I am glad that you are getting nearer to moving day. There are worse things than ugly carpet. How awful that they have treated your things with so little respect. I used to see it on our job sites all the time. One time we were installing Corian countertops and one of the electrisions decided to stand on the island in hob nail boots and totally thrashed the Corian top. It was a nightmare to fix and of course he denied it even though the boot prints were there for all to see. Unfortunately it is not all that unusual.

Enjoyed the pics on your blog, Brenda. Shearing day is always so much fun. Isn't it wonderful to run your hands through all that fantastic fiber?

We have been having rain, rain and more rain. My poor sheep looked like drowned rats this morning when I went to the barn to feed. They don't seem to mind the wet unless the wind is howeling. I was soaked to the skin by the time I made it back to the house.

I am still cleaning and moving stuff around. My friend arrives either Wed. or Thursday. I am so excited as I haven't seen her for almost 6 years though we talk on the phone and exchange letters all the time. It will be so much fun to have someone around to craft with this winter.

Have a great evening everyone.

Blessings, Sheri

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Oct 31 2010 :  7:28:23 PM  Show Profile
Sheri, That would be so exciting to have another crafter around! Hope the rain lets up! The thing that makes me mad about the pitcher is that I don't remember leaving it on the counter and I can't believe that someone got in the cupboard and used it! Grrrrrrrr!

Monica
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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

256 Posts

Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  08:48:01 AM  Show Profile
Hi all! I think it has finally cooled off for good here. Guess this weekend we will check the woodstove out and make sure it is ready to light. There have been a couple of mornings already that I got dressed lightning fast because it is so chilly! I LOVE FALL AND WINTER!

We brought the Shetlands home and my, my, my are they gorgeous! The little ram has the most beautiful grey fleece that is white underneath! I am like the rest - I can hardly wait for shearing! One of the ewes is blind in one eye because of running into a stick when she was a baby. She looks at you with her little head cocked to one side so she can see you better, but it looks so sweet! Boy she is a stomper, though. She doesn't much care for the sheep dog puppies and runs and stomps at them every chance she gets. She is a lovely dark grey. We also have a white one with some grey on her and a grey patch on her eye, and a light fawn with darker patches on her back. I will get pictures soon.

We got everyone rearranged Sunday. Smokey, the BL ram, didn't realize that he had a harem in the pasture with him. He cruised around for a while, munching on grass, with us trying to draw his attention to the ladies. It was like watching a light bulb come on when he finally saw them.

Well, I got sick of looking at the flower (overgrown weed infested) beds yesterday and decided I would go to pulling and do a little each day until they were finished. Once I got one section done, it just made the rest look even worse than before, so I weeded the entire 50 feet of beds. My thigh muscles are reminding how terribly out of shape I am today. But at least you can see the shrubs instead of only weeds! Mind you, I didn't do a very good job, but enough that from the road you can't tell, which suits me fine. I think next year I will plant sweet potato vines and let them take over and smother all the weeds out.

Housework is calling, so I must answer....unfortunately. Take care everyone!

~Lori



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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  1:16:02 PM  Show Profile
Well ladies, we've had one of thos low points in farm life...yesterday we lost one of our ewes. She got herself wedged in the fence and strangled herself. We are just heartsick. She was such a sweet little thing. She was an escape artist, and I worried something would some day happen to her. It never occured to me she'd get herself strangled, though.
Poor little thing. I wrote about it in my blog and posted a photo of her. We really miss her.
We did find all three birds that had gone missing, though. So I guess you win some and you lose some. I could do without the losing, though.

Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  5:59:08 PM  Show Profile
Oh Brenda I am SO SORRY!!! I know it is never easy to lose a four legged family member and so just know my heart is with you. I to over the years have had a couple of sheep strangle themselves either under a gate or wiggling their way between fencelines and it is never easy to deal with but with each lose I learned so much, changed management procedures and reworked layouts to pastures and barns. We do the best we can and sometimes animals just can not help their nature and it gets the best of them.

Again so sorry

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

2391 Posts

monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  6:01:56 PM  Show Profile
Brenda, I am so very sorry! That is one of my biggest fears in wanting animals of my own!

Monica
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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  6:07:20 PM  Show Profile
Thank you, Grace. people have been so kind in their comments to me. One lady said she thinks you could put them in a padded room and they would still find a way to hurt themselves.
I know this is part of farming...but it is still hard. Not only do I mourn for little Zinnia, I mourn the sweet little lambs that I looked forward to her having.
I will have to think of something special to do with her fleece as it will be the only one of hers we will ever get to enjoy.

Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

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Cavalli Runner
True Blue Farmgirl

249 Posts

Brenda
Mercer MO
USA
249 Posts

Posted - Nov 02 2010 :  6:11:52 PM  Show Profile
Thanks Monica,
Yes, this is the hardest part of farming, but there are way more joys than pain, fortunately. I would not want to not have the experiences I have had with my animals. I love them all...even the cats (I am not a cat person).
Today's blog was entitled "A Sad Day and a Happy Day". While yesterday was sad, today was full of happy and exciting experiences. I will take a few bad days in order to get to live the happy ones.

Happy Farming!
Brenda Larson

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
2804 Posts

Posted - Nov 03 2010 :  07:54:23 AM  Show Profile
Well said Brenda!
You can never experience the highs without the low's. That is why we all have to remember to be in the now with everything - be it teaching our children, listening to a spouse, relative or friend without looking at the clock, making a meal even if it is just peanut butter and jelly and doing our daily animal chores while the cold bites at our face and hands - enjoy each moment even those which break our hearts. I remember fondly each animal who has passed thur this farm and give thanks for even their passing because I feel I am a better person for it - at least I hope I am.

So today will be a grand day - cleaning up poop, carry bucket after bucket of water to the far pastures, paint the tool shed, answer emails, sit in pleasure while spinning one of my sweet four leggeds fiber late at night and giving thanks for my good and bad. I give thanks each day to share with you all and for the sharing you do with me. I know I am a better person for knowing all of you!

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Nov 03 2010 :  08:40:02 AM  Show Profile
Good morning all. I know what you mean about the yin and yang of doing what we do. Being in the moment, accepting our victories and our defeats with equal gratitude. Today will indeed be a grand day as I head down the final stretch preparing for my friend to arrive. She should be here sometime this afternoon. So this morning I am doing the final cleaning (mopping the tile floors and last minute dusting) and making bread and lasagne for dinner. Then it's down to the barn to dig out the snow tires stored there so we can get the tires on the truck and the van so we will be all ready when the inevatible snow hits. Chilly start this morning and a really cool looking moon.

Hope everyone has a great day.

Blessings, Sheri

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

2804 Posts

grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Nov 03 2010 :  10:01:47 AM  Show Profile
Sheri I am so excited for you - what great fun you will have this winter with such a dear friend on your farm. I hope she will join in on the conversations. Dinner sounds wonderful and I am sure the conversation will be the highlight. Enjoy your day.

Back to work I go - running out of steam early so I might just have to sit in front of my wheel instead. Working on a new style of yarn - a bit of a pain but I am hopeing it will be well worth the extra trouble.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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windypines
True Blue Farmgirl

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Michele
Bruce Wisconsin
USA
3282 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2010 :  05:02:08 AM  Show Profile
Grace, do you hand spin all the yarn you sell? I am in awe!
I have not had any time to spin lately. But I have been knitting with my spun yarn. I made hat and mittens for our grandson. I am working on fingerless gloves for myself. Seeing how they turn out before making more for gifts,maybe! It is fun, going to the dresser I have the yarn stored in, and sitting there picking out what to use, and make with it!
Got beefers moved back home here. It was a rush job, as after the wind and rains, and snows, had 5 spots in the fence that were totally busted. So hauled, and weaned calves. Fenceline weaning is so much quieter! Got our new bull. He is being a good boy. Getting ready for winter.
Sheep are well, pullets are laying, and share milking with Ivy. That is working out well so far. I seperate them at night, and milk in the morning.

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Michele
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lsarah
True Blue Farmgirl

256 Posts

Lori
Greenwood Arkansas
USA
256 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2010 :  07:05:49 AM  Show Profile
Brenda - so sorry about your loss. I dread the day we lose one, but I know it comes with the territory. We lost 2 cattle this summer, and had to sell my pet cow that I had raised because she developed cancer. Broke my heart. BUT...Had a gorgeous chocolate/black heifer born yesterday! You have to smile through the tears sometimes. I know you will miss her for a long time.

Well, Scarlett, one of the sheep dogs, is in trouble. I am having a time finding a fence to contain her in the pasture. For such a large puppy, she can fit through an amazingly small space. Electric fence doesn't bother her, either - she belly crawls under. She managed to get out of one net wire fence, crawl under 2 electric fences, then get in another net wire fence and was chasing chickens and having great fun last night when we finally caught her. I know how she got in the last pasture - the gates are tube gates and do not have mesh wire welded on yet (guess that is another project for this weekend!). She is now in the most secure pasture we have, with the ewes we are not breeding. It is small, and she looks miserable, but I don't know what else to do. She was going to kill the chickens, not because she is mean, but because they were fun to chase.

Been dyeing roving to get ready for the next fiber show which is the first week in December. I forget in between times how much I enjoy dyeing! It's almost like Christmas! I have been mixing dyes since I already have rovings in the straight colors. I mixed fuschia and turguoise yesterday and the roving was pretty purple in the pot, but when the water drained out, it is a soft denim blue - equally as pretty! Such fun!

Got to go let the sheep and chickens out and get busy. Michele, I am still jealous of your fresh milk!

~Lori

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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

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grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Nov 04 2010 :  10:47:52 AM  Show Profile
Lori it sounds like you have been up to your eyeballs with a very clever dog. I agree you do not need those chickens to be chased so time out for Scarlett. I had a cattle dog named Scarlett and she was a chaser and bitter of the sheep so she got to go home with my UPS man and has loved her new home ever since. That has been 9 years now and she is a happy gal sitting by their fireplace at nights.

Michele I do about half and half of the yarns in my shop. The problem is I can not keep up with the demand for handspun sometimes and wished I had about four more sets of hands to get it all done. Also the mill spun I have comes from mine or my friends fiber so I can control quality and the creation of the yarns. The yarn I spun last night will be plied tonight and I am excited to see if it will turn out like I have in my mind's eye. It is a different style for me so we shall see. I agree Lori - dyeing is such fun and such a exciting process - even after all the years I have been doing it I am still amazing and sometimes scared to open the pot just in case it was not what I had planed. Only a very few times have I been disappointed but then I just go and over dye those.

Well, I better go - phone calls to make, just had another two relatives pass today so I am on the phone tree. That is four in two weeks - very sad but not unexpected. So remember to enjoy every minute.....

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Nov 04 2010 :  10:09:59 PM  Show Profile
Grace, I am so sorry to hear about your relatives! Even if it is not expected it can still be hard! You will be in my prayers!

Monica
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grace gerber
True Blue Farmgirl

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grace
larkspur colorado
USA
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Posted - Nov 05 2010 :  07:47:37 AM  Show Profile
Thanks Monica!

So is it moving day??? I was so upset to read about the horrid way folks where treating your items - I just can not believe how some folks do not eve think of what they are doing or what it might mean to someone else. I keep hoping that soon this will all be behind you and you family can have a bit of calm in their lives. By the way I have lost track but when is Gary to go in for his surgery??? I have informed my prayer circle and healing group and his name was added on Monday - thought we would get ahead of the curve but just want to make sure we got it right. I know it is especially hard on guys to be down but tell him from me "Follow doc's orders and rest".

Well, I finished the yarn last night and it is drying on the back deck. It did not turn out as eye popping as I planned because the dyed fiber I purchased from another Etsy seller ran some - so I will be contact her today and talking over her techniques in dyeing. I thought it would be safe because she is one of the top sellers there - should have trusted my gut and put some in hot water before spinning - I KNOW BETTER! Oh well it still is eye catching and will be posting it soon. Luckly I have made sure no more dye is coming out so the person who purchase the yarn need not worry...

You ladies have a great day - it is to be 68 degrees today so I am out to finished the painting of the tool shed and then cleaning it out from top to bottom inside - I admit I like all the nails, screws and such to be in organized pullout with their size labeled on the drawer - they boys had mixed them all up so Yes, I will be labeling and sorting. I know it sounds nuts but that is just who I am.

Have a great one ladies.

Grace Gerber
Larkspur Funny Farm and Fiber Art Studio

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Sheep Mom 2
True Blue Farmgirl

1534 Posts

Sheri
Elk WA
USA
1534 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2010 :  4:50:06 PM  Show Profile
Hi all. Hope all is going along well for you all. How disappointing that the dye ran on your new creation. I hope it didn't muddy things up too badly, Grace. I am envious of your temps as we are heading down towards the 20's this next week and they are predicting a possible snow on Tuesday.

My friend arrived without getting lost and we have been having a great time catching up. Today we were raking the leaves in prep for the possible freeze next week. I like to make sure that there is little or no debris where the snow blower gets used as it can really plug up the works.

Just came up from feeding the sheep and watering the chickens. How are your chickens doing, Grace? That roo that I ended up with is real skittish so he may end up in the stew pot yet. Nothing like a nervous rooster to liven things up.... So sorry to hear about your family loss - it's always so sad even when expected.

Is the house ready for you yet,Monica? Is Gary all prepared for his surgery?

Sounds like you have your hands full Michele. Nothing like having to repair fences at the same time you are moving cattle.

Have a great evening everyone.

Blessings, Sheri

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Keeper of the Past
True Blue Farmgirl

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Sarita
Battle Creek Michigan
USA
925 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2010 :  7:04:57 PM  Show Profile
Hi all,
I have been reading the post tonight. I decided today that everything had to calm down here for that I can get to feeling better. I was going to sell a load of ewe lambs tomorrow but I have almost been down all week and this morning I got up and felt bad so I decided that I was going to wait to sell. I decided that I would have hot tea after I got off the phone with Angie and catch up with you all.
Brenda, I am so sorry about Zinna. She was beautiful. Your wool is also beautiful...what are you going to do with it? It looks yummy! I enjoyed your pictures of your horses but it made me homesick for my horses. I remember the days of working them in the corral and my legs would ache at night.
Monica, what a deal...people should respect other people's things...but are you moving this week end? So close now.
Sheri, so glad you have company for the winter. It will be hard to tell what you girls will craft up.
Grace, you sound so busy, as always. Sorry to hear that your family has had deaths.
Rae, sorry to hear about your family too. When it rains, it snows....
Michele, sounds like you are knitting up a storm.
Lori, you are getting quite a flock, the fiber will be fabulous! Your dog sounds like one of my little ewes...can get through a key hole.
The coyotes were in the back yard last night. I was afraid that they were after the cat but Miss Kitty and Mr. Gray were in the barn this morning when I did chores. The big white dogs did their thing and hopefully they can keep the coyotes out of the sheep. The sheep are locked into the nearest lost with access to the barn until I can do a little coyote control...I am blowing on the end of the barrel of my pistol!
Head is begining to hurt so I better take my meds and go sit down in the quite and close my eyes. Dogs are barking, it may be coyote time.
god bless, hope I did not leave anyone out.
Sarita

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oldfashioned girl
True Blue Farmgirl

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monica
oatman az
USA
2391 Posts

Posted - Nov 05 2010 :  10:57:42 PM  Show Profile
Hey Ladies!! Well Gary made it through surgery just fine! I can't say the same for my nerves! I took knitting, my drop spindle and my needle felting kit with me! I did everything except knit! I would have not have been to follow the pattern! I found out the hard way that you ought not ever put a box of Junior Mints in your knitting bag! Do I need say more! I would have been fine if the bottom of the box had not come open! I am glad that this week is over! I had a run in yesterday with my lovely grater while I was shredding potatoes for dinner and it still hurts! I couldn't even wash dishes last night, but I could still play with fiber!!:)

The one thing with my stuff at the house is that i just don't understand why someone would get other peoples stuff out and leave it! I honestly don't know when Steve will have the breaker put in along with the other a/c!!!! So for now the wait continues!

Grace, Thank you for the prayers!

Monica
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