Soaking some yarn to make it "bloom" so that The Farmer can knit socks with it. Unwashed (as in straight off the cone) yarn is too crunchy to knit socks with.
The past couple of weeks have been filled with doctors appointments, claim forms, and prescriptions. Man, are there a lot of people sick in my family. Honestly, The Farmer hasn't been truly well since before Thanksgiving. He finally succumbed to a sinus infection about two weeks ago. He still isn't well, even after a round of antibiotics. One of our daughters is dealing with a mild medical condition and another daughter is dealing with a slightly less mild medical condition.
This leads me to wonder aloud why it is okay to take antibiotics when you have an infection, but not okay to give antibiotics to an animal when it gets an infection. Organic standards do not all make sense to me--especially those regarding animal care. Which is why our crops are organic and our animals are not. Would you or your family members pass for "organic"?
Despite the lovely pictures of last week, yesterday's weather catapulted us right back into mud season. Lots of rain melted all that beautiful snow. Both melted snow and rain combined to turned everything nasty. Today the wind and cold fixed that somewhat, but the farm is still brown and barren-looking.
I might just post a lovely picture from LAST week on the blog tomorrow for Wordless Wednesday. After all who wants to look at mud?