Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Back in the Coop

Manyof you may remember that Hubby frequently keeps a calf in the old chicken coop.  The last one recently graduated to the barn, so I guess he felt the need to keep making milk replacer.  While at the auction Monday, he purchased a new calf, a white and red holstein.
He had to go back the next day to pick it up, and now it is safely at home in the coop.  I tried to get a picture of little #55, but he had the inside door shut.  Once it warms in a few days, I will try again for a picture to share.
So in the meantime, here is Fuzzyface, all fuzzed up for the coming winter.
All of the barn cats were sunning themselves in front of the garage, taking advantage of the late season sun.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014

More Buttons

I'm still plodding away here on my blog.  Four days and counting.  Not bad.
I also have been working hard on finishing the Sweet Pea Cardigan.  There is a baby shower coming up rapidly.  Trying to have it before Little Farmer makes his debut no doubt.  I want to have some knitting done. So far, I have two off the needles, both needing buttons sewn on and one of them, the Farmmall Jacket needing ends woven in besides.  I would like to finish this little one as well.  After that, I can work on the Tulip cardigan, which is the kit I have shown here previously.  And eventually a Wallaby hoodie sweater.
But I have the second sleeve of the Sweet Pea Cardigan half done, so it is progressing well.  And the other day, I also found some buttons that I think will work well with the green.
They look like little light yellow M & M's so I better make sure they are sewn down very tightly.
Now, back to that sleeve, followed by front bands.

Monday, October 20, 2014

Button Day

So far there hasn't been a lot of knitting today.
None actually.  But as soon as I am done here, I plan to rectify that.
I went for groceries, and even ordered some Christmas presents online this evening. While in town getting groceries, I made a button stop.  I forgot to bring the small ball left from one skein of my Blue Blood Red yarn.  So I had to guess.  I didn't really want red buttons, unless I found some I loved that would work.  But I was thinking black, gray, pewter or white.
This is what I ended up with.
Please excuse the glare from the white.  The evening shot with flash and the white backing caused a bit of a blur.  But I like what I came home with.  Not sure if the red will work.  They seem to have a bit of orange tinge, compared to the sweater, but I am sure I can use them in the future.  The gray are a soft gray, almost a pewter color.  There were some nice pewter ones, but they either too big, or not enough of them left.  I do like the white.  They are harder to see, on the white background and causing the glare.  But they are an off-white, with a wonky off kilter square shape.  I kind of like them.  I am leaning to the white, unless I go out and find some pewter ones I like.
Which I just might do.  These are buttons that could go with much of the yarn I have stashed right now.

Sunday, October 19, 2014

Harvest Time

Last week, when I went to meet Lil Farm Gal after school, the guys were chopping corn in the field that surrounds the house and barns.
They were buzzing right along, with trucks coming one after another to be filled, before delivering the chopped corn to the farm to be packed into the storage pads.  Knowing that the field is rather damp, with a large swath that was not even planted this year, due to the wet area, I was surprised to see them out there, even after all the recent rain.  Notice the wet drive?
Of course, they were prepared.
One for the chopper and one for the trucks.  One with duals, one with tracks.  I think they had everything covered.

Saturday, October 18, 2014

Feast or Famine

After regularly posting for several days straight, I can't believe that I missed a whole week of posting! Hopefully, now that I no longer need to make the morning run picking up Younger Son from work, I may be able to get something done again.  
We only need to run him 4 miles to catch his ride to work, to carpool with someone. ((Finally they hired someone on third shift who lives close by.) Then I wake up Hubby in the morning (4:50!) to make the morning run to pick up both of them.  I still take a nap again, but I hope to have more time in the day now.
I have finished one sleeve of the Sweet Pea Cardigan, and I have embarked on the second.  And I am at the same point on the Blue Blood Cardigan.  The first sleeve is nicely folded and stored with the back and fronts.  I am finishing the ribbing on the second sleeve. 
I think, just to get back into the swing of blogging more consistently again, I am going to try for a month of daily postings.  That means a post of some kind every day.  It may be big, It may be little.  Some updates may be profound.  Some may be absolute drivel. 
There may be pictures.  There may not.  Heaven forbid, I may even try a dabble of poetry.
Consider yourself warned. 
And yes, we did have some frost.  Why do you ask?