Before getting to the heart of today's post,
I must tell you that I was overwhelmed and humbled by the outpouring
of love and sympathy that was bestowed upon me yesterday
over Hickory's passing.
From the bottom of my heart....thank you.
Today we must march on to happier subjects....
day to day scenes around the farm.
We are in a stretch of sunny and very cold weather.
You know it's cold when there's frost on your donkey!
It's hard not to smile with such clear blue skies!
Actually, for Jill, it's just hard not to smile!
Our fainting goats all seem to eventually end up with this underbite as they age.
Between you and me.... it makes for adorable pictures!
Little Dot, on the other hand was not cooperating with the smile idea...
Raspberries to you, Dot!
A few of our goats get lush cashmere coats for the winter.
And her mama O'Malley...
grow the softest and thickest of all.
Each spring, when the goats shed this coat out,
we collect the wool.
Several year's worth of shedding was spun into yarn,
which Amanda knitted into this hat for Dr. Becky...
Didn't she do a great job?
It's the first thing other than a scarf that she has ever knitted.
And, by the way, that is the natural color of the yarn.
One thing about goat yarn...it retains a little of the goat smell,
and is very itchy. So, we will be lining the hat before Becky wears it.
Thanks for stopping by the farm for a visit.
I will be spending today cooking and preparing for tomorrow's party.
The cookies are baked...
yes they are!
I hope you have the very best weekend....
may your heart be filled with holiday cheer!
I will try to take a few party pictures to share with you on Monday.