Thursday, May 26, 2011

The Grass is Always Greener

In honor of the beautiful weather this morning,Chris and I let the dairy goats and Izzy out in the back yard for a little lawn mowing time, which they have been begging for, and I must admit, they enjoyed it immensely. Of course, Heidi had to make us chase her, but that's nothing new.

On the knitting front, I am eagerly awaiting the release of Clue #4 of my Mystery Medallion Shawl, not to mention looking forward to the Massachusetts Sheep and Wool Festival this weekend.

Monday, May 23, 2011


Originally uploaded by SpinningMommy
Yesterday our 4H group did agility demos at a pet festival. This is my Cairn Terrier Bella. She had a great time, as did we all, in spite of the relatively poor turn out. I did manage to acquire plenty of dog treats at this affair, and stirred up some interest in our training class.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mr. Cupcake takes a nap

Mr. Cupcake takes a nap
Originally uploaded by SpinningMommy
Well, Patches and Mr. Cupcake are both feeling better after a few days of antibiotics. Cupcake is an extremely active little guy. I caught him here waking up from a nap on the back of my chair. This was after a full hour of chasing the other cats, and beating up a handful of wool balls. He seems fully recovered, and Patches just gives the occassional sneeze. Punky, on the other hand, now seems to be coming down with it.

Monday, May 16, 2011

A Trip to the Vet

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So. After waking up to a miserable rainy day, I decided that it was time to take Patches, and the newest addition to the family, Mr. Cupcake, to the vet. Both of them had been coughing and sneezing for a few days, and I was worried about it turning to a bacterial infection. $250 later, both of them are home on antibiotics, and I have Advantage Multi for all five cats.

Pictured is my old man, Patches, who at 13, the vet says is in excellent shape and has the teeth of a cat half his age. Definitely good news. Mr. Cupcake is thought to be 14-16 weeks, looks great, and is going back in two months for a neuter.

No knitting yet, but still hoping to get there!

Monday, May 9, 2011

Mystery Medallion Shawl Knitalong

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Working on my Mystery Medallion shawl on the Knitting Like Crazy group on Ravelry. This is clue #1.
My Mystery Medallion Shawl