Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Cold and wet couple of days here. Real rain, and all over the state. I think we have had a couple of inches, it has called a halt to the sowing for a couple of days until the ground is less sticky.
Not the best lambing weather either, but the three who are now inhabiting the pen are warm.
The second is "spring"(found at the spring, of course), she is on the right. Needs a bit of botox, she 's extremely wrinkly! The latest addition only came Monday, his name is Brad, he was found in a hole, that DD and I decided didn't sound good enough for a name so we called it a pit and hence he is Brad!
Unfortunately Thistle, (the lamb for the uninitiated!) became physically challenged the night before last. He was fine when I fed him at 11 pm and when DH fed him yesterday morning he was almost like he had cerebral palsy. He can walk a little, then his knees give out, he'll stand if i help him up. Anyway at a lot of farms he may have left us by now but I run more of your Charlotte's web type operation and, just like the seagull with only one leg, Thistle will probably receive special treatment!
Guess what naughty, naughty thing I did today...lean closer....I got a house cleaner in for three whole hours. It only used a little of my working money and it has cheered me up no end. DD and I shifted to the sewing room when the cleaner arrived and I sewed all afternoon! Of course I had to clean for a good while to get it to cleaner state-cleaners don't appreciate picking up Lego much! But at least I din't have to waste 3 precious hours scrubbing. I just haven't been able to get a run on with DD home with fairly high needs and after working so this went well.
Played with another rose tonight (therapy). Tried it with no shading. My edges curves are improving but the petals need work and I think I prefer the increased "zing" of shading.
Better run, DH likes the quality time of watching his only TV show of interest, "Prison Break" with me. I seem to spend a lot of time with my hand over my eyes, but we get by! Cheers, Tracey


ps The kittens are beating the weather by both squashing in this vase (during their short supervised runs outside Tonya!)

9 comments:

Screen Door said...

I'm a team player to watch "his" shows just to spend time with him...Wives - sometimes we take the 'hit' for the team....
Hey, he watched the video 'Catch and Release' with me over the weekend...chick-flicks...

Ruth's Place said...

Love the new lambs, and the kitten in the vase picture is priceless. I'm so excited you got rain!

joyce said...

The new rose is looking good. I like the contrast but I do like the wonkiness of the one you showed us yesterday.

QuiltingFitzy said...

I LOVE the twirly effect of this newest rose, we all like something different I guess, lol.

The lambs sure are cute!

Susie said...

I'm so glad to hear you run a Charlotte's Web type of place. Hope Thistle flourishes under your tender care.
I'm just loving the pictures of the lambs!
So glad to hear you got that much needed rain.
:)

atet said...

Sorry to hear about thistle, though glad to hear you are running a bit of a Charlotte's Web kind of place.

Loving your rose. Cleaners -- oh, what I wouldn't give to hire someone to come in and do a once or twice over on the house! Bliss!

Leigh said...

Good on you Tracey. We all need some pampering occasionally.
I am really liking the roses. This one in particular.

Tonya R said...

glad the kitties are getting to play under a watchful eye. What a sweetie. and the lambies - glad you're mothering them too. That rose is excellent.

Lily said...

What a great idea re the cleaner! And it freed up more sewing time and time together with your daughter too!