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The Sterling Farm

Joe and I walked down to the farm to off-load our compost bin into a large, more impressive compost barn and since it was such a pretty day I decided to take a picture of the animals that are still down there. First up: horses. 

These are the two new Belgian mares: Brandy and Lady (in some order, I can’t remember which is which).

And here are Rex (white) and Lincoln (brown). I caught them this morning on my way to the post office.

And then again later when we went to the farm.Silly faces…

And here is Bronze, one of the oxen brothers. Chrome is chilaxing just out of sight behind Bronze’s rather large rumpus.

The three lady pigs, resting in hay divots. They actually have perfect pig-shaped impressions about 1-2 feet deep in the straw that they’re crammed into. When they got up to snuffle about and see if I had any food, you could see perfect outlines of where their legs and snouts rest a good foot into the straw.

And here’s Peanut, the pregnant milk cow. She was a calf last spring and now she’s ready to start the whole cycle all over again.

And of course, none of my farm visits is complete without a peek into the hen room to see if there are any warm eggs to cup in my hands. Lay hennies lay!

Felted Bits

It’s week 6 at camp which means that it’s COLOR WEEK! I’ve been wearing some spandex in the mornings for Pio Aerobics (there’s something about making little kids do lunges all the way to breakfast that makes me giggle every time) and as much color as I can scrape together. You know how I sometimes break out the wool roving and make felted rocks? I’ve been doing some felted rocks with my cabin too for the last couple of weeks. We trek down to the beach and they each pick out a nice, round rock of their very own. Then we wash them off down by the horses, trek up to Arts & Crafts to grab a bucket for water, some googlie eyes and a hot glue gun and then walk back to the cabin and get all soapy and wet for an hour or so. The little faces they come up with are so great and wonderful! Here are some from this and last week. I love the rabbit rocks they’ve spontaneously started to make from bark chips… Mine is the little felted guy in the middle a little green head poking up from the edge. I might name him Frampton.

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I hope these make you smile as much as I do…