It has been a typical mountain day here in Meadows of Dan. I got up at 4 to take the dogs out and tend the fire. Lily can't always make it through the night at her age of almost 16 and the wood stove rarely burns through from bedtime until morning. So I get up and Emma keeps Lily company outside while I stoke up the fire and fix breakfast for the dogs and the cat. Then they pile back inside, with Lily curling up before the fire and Emma heading up the stairs to go back to bed, looking back to see why I am so slow.
The second time I got up this morning, at 7:30 because I overslept, snow was falling hard and quickly covering the ground. Emma danced out into the blizzard and Lily followed cautiously. When they came back in with me after I went out after more wood, they settled in to watch me with my tea and toast for breakfast. Nothing like a cuppa on a cold morning.
|Carded hand dyed tunis wool|
What I'm spinning: Greenberry House hand dyed and hand carded Corriedale and alpaca blend. Singles done and getting ready to ply.
What I'm knitting: Garden Pond by Patricia Clift Martin in Fortissima Socka
What I'm crocheting: it's all hibernating
What I'm reading: Gargantua and Pantagruel by Rabelais; The Fate of Katherine Carr by Thomas H. Cook
Current sounds & sights for spinning along: Wild winter winds in the trees by the creek
How the diet is going: Walking an hour in the morning with Emma and a half hour in the afternoon. Working on cutting back on the salty snacks.