I am done with winter, as I am sure many of us are.
I really did.
I got out and walked right through November, December, and January.
Then in February the ice came......and lots of snow.
Walking became treacherous, and I admit it....I'm terrified of breaking something......anything.
I know, without a doubt, that my neck/head would do poorly with a fall.
This was this morning's temp.
March is not showing any signs of a let up.
I may have lost it.......I'm doing a puzzle.
God help me.
The good news is, my headache is better since my last post. Doable.
It's interesting to me, that when it lets up, it takes me days to realize it.
I just slip into the goodness of it, like an old shoe.......until suddenly, I realize, and whisper, "omg,
it's better, it's so much better."
I wish there were some rhyme, or reason. I can't find it if there is.
I do know that my ostepathic manipulative treatments make the difference....,and sometimes once a month is too far apart.
This was one of our last walks........cleats and about 5 lbs of extra clothes.
Looking for moles and voles.
Looking at me through the window......I can almost hear her saying......"What????"
Still weaving towels on the AVL.....have quite a ways to go to get the stock up for the summer.
And there's a new loom in the studio.
The Octado is gone.....
And in its place is a Louet David.
It's smaller, lighter, not computerized.
36" wide, 8 harness.
It treadles like a dream....so lightly.
I really like it alot.
It was easy to sley, easy to thread, and the warp went on quite smoothly.
So far I've got four baby blankets off it, and I think I might have enough warp for 3 more.
I am debating whether or not to keep chickens, or not.
They are a lot of work, and chicken feed is not cheap.
Then I end up giving most of the eggs away........DH and I can't eat that many. I figure
I go to a lot of trouble for a couple of dozen eggs a week.
But on the other hand, I do really like the girls. I like watching them, listening to their conversations, and if you're going to have eggs, you want theirs, not some awful things from the grocery store.
Right now I'm dealing with rats in the hen house......they've chewed a hole right through the bottom of the automatic door.....luckily I have another door, for emergencies, that I can manually drop down, to keep them out while I take measures to evict them permanently.
Or until the next time.
I haven't had them for a few years.
The saying is, you have chickens, you have rats.
Not sure what happened here.
I'm trying to be patient, and not be impulsive.
Thinking maybe that the combination of rats and bitter winter cold may be
the reason I'm having second thoughts about being a chicken momma.
Oh, and getting skunked about 6 times out of the last two weeks has not improved my frame of mind.
That's another post.