There is a small episode regarding the fireplace.
|The rising sun's rays illuminating the scene|
|Our son refreshing his fishingskills...|
|and it allmost feels like summer!|
|They spotted this spider. It was as long as his indexfinger, which matches my ringfinger!|
When he touched it, it shot under the branch, into the water.
I could not do it without causing quite some damage and there still remains some foam, which is very hard to reach or remove. I had to reinforce the edges with wooden beams again and to protect the clothes from the remaining foam(dust) and splinters I decided to add an inlay of protective cloth..... which I did not have....
But since I am a thrifty person (I hate to think of myself as a cheap person) I saved some of the old clothes my kids wore out, of course all in greens and other subdued colours. You just never know when and how those might come in handy... So I used those, after removing the non-subdues colours or oftherwise non-useable items, like buttons, seams etc.
|Now is my chest tacticool or what?!|
|Tough guy bottlefeeding the lambs...|
So I contacted the club to see if they could give me the details of someone in the area with such sheep and after I got those, I contacted the people in question. We were quite welcome to come and see and learn about the sheep and that showed today! They had 1 male, originally 5 females, but 2 had to be put down due to problems when giving birth to this year's lambs, and 7 lambs. What a social, nosey and glad looking breed these sheep turned out to be. It made us all, even our grumbling, bored teenage son, feel good and glad!
Unfortunately the sheep had just been shaved, so we could not get a good look on the adults when wearing their woolcoats, but we got to see the wool that they gave; a very gently curled and finefibred wool. It would probably make great wool for the Mrs.!
The lady of the house looked at us sideways and jokingly asked if we were interested in having some horses some day and we responded that we wanted to, but maybe in about 5 years or so...
and that we would like to have a Swedish breed as well; Nordsvenskar. Guess what she had standing in a nearby stable..... We skipped looking at those this time, but I am confident that we will be in touch with them again soon. She told us all this years lambs were spoken for, but that we could have a reservation for next years lambs. We ended up spending a few hours there and our kids turned out to be as enthusiast as we by the time we were going home and we all felt that there indeed was something missing at our places; animals.....
I'll be in close contact with a few thousand of them soon.... I'll be starting on a beekeepers course may 11th.... and it is a hands on kind of course.
|Reading and rereading, buying and loaning....|