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Shrimp Season

We’ve been picking shrimp and freezing them. Maine shrimp are small but very sweet and tender. One of son’s friends gave us 8 pounds of already cleaned shrimp in trade for eggs. What a nice thing to have in our freezer and he’s loving the eggs. These yummy little guys make lovely scampi and chowder.

Taking a Peek

big fleece in a small coat

Pardon me, ladies — you won’t mind if I take a peek under those coats, will you!? Sometimes that works, sometimes not. Some of the girls are starting to look like 10 pounds of potatoes in a 5 pound sack so I need to make sure everything is OK. If the coats get too tight, the fleece can        [….read more]

Big Oops!

Today I had a new driving experience…adventure? I was on my way to an appointment and went off the road. Coming up to an intersection, I began skidding on the icy road and ended up down a really steep embankment…Jim says about 50 degrees. Thankfully, some trees stopped the car before it reached the river at the bottom. I wasn’t moving very fast so the        [….read more]

Sorting Fleeces

There are still some fleeces that haven’t been sent off from fall shearing and they need to go! It’s been too cold to stay in the barn for any length of time and the fleeces are impossible to unroll so I’ve brought some into the studio to warm up. We did a very good job of skirting them at shearing so there isn’t too much        [….read more]

Way Too Cold!

Muck boots & YakTrax — a winning combination

This month has been brutally cold…colder it seems than is normal. Or maybe its just that we’re seeing these temps for several days in a row and it’s harder to take. I don’t know…it’s just not fun. I’m thankful for the Muck boots that I bought a couple of years ago. Boots are such a personal        [….read more]