Monday, June 4, 2007

A peek at our day

This is something new for me--blogging. Haven't even read all that many blogs, so I'm sure I'll have to learn by making my own errors. I think this may be a good way to give you a peek into our lives on a 21st century family farm. Let me know what you think!

Today was cold and cloudy. The hay needs to be cut (it's already past its prime and laying down on the job), but the weather predictions for this week aren't too promising. "Make hay while the sun shines" is not simply good advice--it's a necessity. The Farmer decided to chance it; he's gotten lucky in the past.

He started cutting it early this afternoon. Had to stop to sell some hay to a friend (last year's, out of the barn) and later to fix the haybine. Things only break when you use (and need) them. He finally quit about 8 or so--it had begun to rain. Rain and hay do not go together. So we gambled and lost this time. We may still be able to bring in this hay--but it will take MUCH longer to dry, and it will have lost much of its nutrition.

I spent the early morning cleaning and the rest of the day weaving. I have 3 looms in the basement (dubbed the "loom room"). Right now I am working on a rug that will be a wedding gift. Browns and burgundies and made from corduroy that had a prior existance as pants.

Sore feet by suppertime convinced me to quit. I spent the evening reading, while the three children yet at home go exploring in a nearby woods. They came home cold (in June!) and after taking showers are all quiet in bed. It's my favorite time of the day...

G'night!

7 comments:

  1. Sounds like a pretty good day to me Lona! Minus the rain on the hay of course. The rug you're currently weaving sounds gorgeous!

    Pam

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  2. I like the sheep photo! More photos! I'd like to see a picture of you weaving.

    welcome to blogland!!

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  3. Great blog, Lona! Post more MI pics, please! Oh and pics of your rugs. :)

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  4. I would love to see pictures of your rugs and looms!

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  5. What an interesting life you all have! Wow! I would love to see more pictures and look forward to your future posts!

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  6. Cool! I'm going to mark your blog as a favourite so I can keep up to date. Vaccinating here tomorrow, and have three fleeces in the garage with I must get brave enough to deal with!

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  7. Love your blog -- will add it to my blogroll. :)

    It's wonderful to see your farm in action. I've always wanted to learn how to spin and weave.

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