Thursday, November 17, 2016

a few snaps

We've had a lot of rain this week, which is good.
We need a LOT of rain - or snow -
to catch up after two very dry years.

I've tried to do the chores during interludes between the rains,
so the goats can enjoy their food outdoors, without jostling.
If they have their meals in the barn, there is extreme jostling.
Someone could get hurt.
It could be me.

Rain or shine, it is a gift to see flowers in the garden in late November!
The plant below was a tiny bundle of leaves when it came home from the Library Plant Sale last year; I think the label was "winter chrysanthemum." I was very happy when it reappeared this year, and began producing tiny flower buds last month. The stems are long, perhaps because it has been striving for the light, but overall it seems healthy. And it's got loads of flowers!
Very cheering when I pass it with the hay cart every day.

I've been trying to do a little knitting his week. There was one sock already on the go, but I just couldn't focus enough to carry on with it. Now I've created some incentive by casting on a little surprise for a friend overseas. I've been working on it in the evenings, after chores.
When Della, Moxie, and Piper are all asleep.
Speaking of interludes!

And speaking of Piper...I'll close this post with a picture I took last week, on a clear, bright day before all the rain started. Piper was helping me with errands in town before we went for a walk in the woods. She looked so windswept and happy - and clean! - I wanted to take a little portrait to share with Ms. Piper's Fan Club: