Sunday, June 08, 2008

On the Farm


At 1:30 yesterday, the weather was very hot and humid. It felt more like August than June, except that everything is still green and lush. The Circle M looked quite idyllic. They really have a wonderful location. The driveway joins the county road less than a quarter mile from town, but when you get back to the house it feels serenely remote.
Kriss had lots of little cuties...





(I drove past the lambs on my way in, but didn't hike back to get a picture.)
Because the wind was gusting strongly, Kriss had moved the "fiber people" into the house.

That's Linda on the wheel and "the other Chris" with the drop spindle. Chris demonstrated Navajo Plying, which I had read about but couldn't quite visualize until I saw her do it. Maggie was in the garage demonstrating natural dying. She was using rhubarb leaves as a mordant, which was interesting. I settled in near Chris and worked on my second "Hudson River".
Around 3:30 the skies opened. I don't know if I've ever seen rain come down so hard. We were lucky, though. No tornadoes, and no flash flooding. And there was a break in the weather long enough for me to get home around 5:00. All in all, a low key afternoon, but pleasant.

5 comments:

YarnThrower said...

This weather has been something else! Flash floods on some of the streets in Milwaukee yesterday, so it was a maze to get out of there. Same thing this morning on the way to church via University Avenue -- some places just not passable.

All is well, so I won't complain. It's just a little on the crazy side of things....

Archiknist said...

Love the piggy!

We had strong rain yesterday too--although nothing like near you--we'd planned to go for a bike, but fortunately we got lazy, so we didn't get wet.

Kitty Mommy said...

Awwwww...wookit da widdow babies!!! Sounds like a good time in spite of the crazy weather.

MollyBeees said...

Oooo! I did NOT need pictures of all the snuggly barnyard animals and fibery goodness I missed! We were planning on going, but the weather was so bad, we just battened down the hatches and stayed put. Glad you all didn't get caught in the ucky weather!

smariek said...

Love the photos of the farm animals.