Just when you thought winter would never end, it suddenly does, then doesn’t, then does….
Cold and rainy right now, by I am actually on top of the gardening tasks! Tomorrow the sheep get sheared, and I will be up to my elbows in fleeces to skirt, wash, pick, card and spin, then dye, or dye then spin. Or maybe just leave natural, especially Mousses’ fleece, an awesome dark chocolate brown.
Our local farmer’s market starts tomorrow too. The Mission Falls Market in St. Ignatius, Montana. Sadly, I may actually miss the opening market depending on what time the shearer can get here, the weather and Lord knows what else. But I am ready for it – *she says cautiously.
So, hoorah! Welcome spring to Northwestern Montana. We have been waiting for you!
OK, I admit it. I’m kinda flaking out today. I have a bad habit of working 35, 40 days straight, then crashing like the Hindenburg. I get all excited about the latest project, and do nothing but that until it’s done – or, like now, nearly done. So tomorrow I go back at it. Maybe it’s the hot weather. Maybe the rest will do me some good. Maybe I need to get off my butt and do something so I don’t guilt for the rest of the day! Or maybe – not.
It’s hot and dry here in NW Montana! We haven’t had rain in weeks and the temps have been in the 90’s. My sheep are NOT happy. As much as I like not having to bundle up like the Sta-Puff Man, the heat and I don’t get along.
Last night we had a hot dry wind with smoke from the Wild Fires in the area. I was very happy to have clear air when I took the sheep to the lower pasture this morning!!