Thursday, March 02, 2006
Dogs Are Weird
Had to take this not great picture of TJ, because he was sound asleep, resting his head against the chair leg for a pillow. He can contort into some really strange positions for sleeping, sometimes with his head doubled back under his body. Baby bones, I guess. And I thought Lily was weird for sleeping on her tail.
Thanks to my wonderful wooden swift, which is a tool to stretch out and hold a skein, I was able to rescue the Coopworth and silk handspun yarn that was mauled by the innocent looking TJ of the above picture. There were a few breaks and gnawed off pieces, so I knotted them as I wound this center pull ball. I think it looks better as a ball than a skein; I may decide to sell it like this. I often go ahead and ball skeins for buyers anyway. Since I knotted the pieces, I'll make something out of this one; it might be fun as a ruffled scarf.
I managed to shear a doe yesterday; we had lovely weather and it was time to get Misty's coat off her. She's been in with another doe because of cage space issues and didn't have a very good coat because she's had two or three false pregnancies this winter. When Misty builds a nest she's generous with the wool. I sold a little buck last week that the buyer is coming for Sunday, so I'll be able to separate Misty and Amber. The girls will be happy. I also got some trays shoveled out in the bunny barn; lots more to do down there.
I was interrupted in my bunny chores by a call for rescue at the hardware store; they had stalled out on the process we're doing and couldn't figure out the situation. The particular area where we're working is outside my experience, but I do know the program, so I went on down and we got it figured out. I was a tiny bit proud of myself; the folks at the store are by no means dumb but I got a grip on the problem quickly and resolved it.
Got up early this morning to go to the gym; really tired after a night I didn't sleep well. I've been on a health kick lately and have drastically cut down on the caffeine, but I had a soda last night with a quick dinner as I came back up the mountain. Paid for it with a sleepless night and dragging this morning. I'll perk up, though, if Sandra is able to join me for our meeting. She wasn't feeling well last night; hoping she's back to her vibrant self this morning!