I will miss you Golda. Thank you for the happiness you brought and the eggs you gave us.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Wednesday, April 17, 2013
The last I left you, we were enjoying a nice snow day at Prairie Cairn Cottage and catching up on some crafting. It continued to snow Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday. I dug the chickens out 5 times on Tuesday and woke to even more snow on Wednesday! I was faced with a drift that was 5' tall and 3' wide just to get the pen open before I could check on the dear chickens. After digging out enough to get the pen open I discovered the snow was blocking the main door to their coop. I had tried to put a cover over the top of the coop to keep the snow from blowing in on them the night before but the winds got through anyway. The wind was unbearable, stinging my face and eyes. The wind chill was -22 and I was fighting a loosing battle with the snow.
|Looking out the morning room door. That is a push lawn mower up against the house. Yes the snow drifted this high!|
|The poor dears are buried! This is the backside of their coop.|
|You can just make out the edge of the main coop door towards the bottom left.|
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
We've gotten over a foot of snow and with our ever present prairie winds the snow tends to drift. The drift off the patio is now over 5 foot high. Lucky for me I had planned a couple of snow days and don't have to try to go out in this in the cairn mobile. I just have to go out and shovel and shovel...well you know the drill.
The funny thing about the wind, it piles the snow up 5' in places but scours it bare in others. This is the rest of the back yard at the Cottage:
Between shoveling, I've been enjoying my snow day at the Cottage. A little sewing, a little knitting, a lot of blog hopping, some texts with family...
here. I got tired of only knitting dish cloths and am pushing myself to try different projects. The yarn is Lion Brand Hometown and is deliciously soft. It should feel good against my neck next fall and winter. Big size 13 needles and only 35 stitches per row should have this done in no time.
Last but not least, I am very pleased to announce the soon completion of my muumuu! I only need to hand stitch the yoke facing and the hem band (pinned for the picture).
Remember, this is the first piece of clothing I have sewn since Home Ec. For my first attempt in decades, I am rather pleased. It's too large and I will be making the next one a size (or two?) smaller. It will be only for around the Cottage, so no matter. I've been dreaming of sewing my own clothes for some time and feel this is a step in that direction.
I know you won't be driving up the Lane to Prairie Cairn Cottage today (you'd get stuck in the snow silly) but I'm ever so glad you popped in to see us.