Thursday, November 22, 2007

Well, I finally got the fence up so that Chloe can be outside without her tie-out on.
And this is what happens when an active 65 pound coonhound is attached to a 30 foot plastic wrapped 1/8 inch tie-out after 1 year of use. Needless to say, Chloe did one hell of a number on the poor thing - she had it soooo knotted up that when I tried to measure it, it only measured about 15 foot long!!! If anyone has anything they need tied up, I have a girl that is willing to work on it and she get paid in cookies!!!
Now,Girl-pup can run her big feet off.
It was funny when I first let her out after finishing the fence. I put her collar on with its bell and opened the back door. She didn't realize that she didn't have the tie-out on and would only go as far as the tie-out would let her. But then, she saw one of the sheep near the new fence and she was off like a shot, got to the fence and turned around, ran back to me with a look on her face like " MOM, what happened ??? I went out to the fence and didn't hit the end of the tie-out??? " After that, she has been all over the yard running full out and wearing herself out so that when she comes in she collapses into a heap and sleeps soundly for about 2 hours at a time. Thank goodness for fences!!!
P.S. Don't believe the date stamp on the picture - I haven't had the time to change it after I put new batteries in the camera. One more thing on my " to-do " list. * sigh *

Thursday, November 08, 2007

Well, it's been a while since I last wrote anything because of my computer dying, but now that I have a brand spankin' new computer I thought I'd post some pics of what I've been doing lately.

As you can see, I've been dyeing some white Shetland roving with Wilton cake dyes and getting some nice colors - nothing has been spun into yarn yet - I'm waiting for the snow to fall so I can sit and spin myself silly.

I joined a sock club this past spring and have been knitting socks as they come in each month. It's fun to see what type and color of yarn comes in the mail each month ( it's almost like having Christmas every month !!! ) and to decide if I want to make those now or later.