Monday, June 27, 2016

Eaty Sheep

One (or maybe two) at a time.

Ewes with triplets have a hard time making everybody happy at once as sheep have only two teats. Don't laugh, but this cityish  girl did not know that. Goats and deer have just one pair also. Perhaps being raised in pig country we had a skewed model of farm animal mammary gland allocation.

Sometimes one triplet is introduced to another ewe who has one or none mouths to feed. Sometimes it works, sometimes not.

But the best thing about little lambs eating is the way their tails wag in contentment as soon as they latch on. Sorry. No video. You will just have to trust us that it is incredibly cute.

Friday, June 24, 2016

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Castle Keep Sheep

Natural born groundskeepers.

Brougham Castle. That's Brougham, like the sweeping brush. 

Friday, June 17, 2016

Electronical Living

Last time we got together with friends to sew we were so impressed with this ever-so-modern (in the 80s) ELECTRONIC sewing machine foot pedal. That is until it kept shorting out, the usually lovely air off the lake became blue due to the operator's frustration, and we decided that even a human powered treadle machine would be an improvement over the electronic performance of this piece of perhaps not-so-modern equipment.

Wikipedia has a lot to say about electronics (the science of how to control electric energy, energy in which the electrons have a fundamental role)  but the very best fact is this:

Rasberry crazy ants have been known to consume the insides of electrical wiring, and nest inside of electronics; they prefer DC to AC currents. This behavior is not well understood by scientists.

And some further googling about electronics led us to the very interesting Urban Dictionary answer to the question, "Is electronical a word?"

Well, yes, guess so, kinda. Definition #1 is - A drunken reference to electronic equipment.

So, after that second cosmo during sewing studio cocktail hour you might hear some bragging about the amazing electronical foot pedal. Even if it doesn't work so well. 

Thursday, June 9, 2016

Amish Modern



Let's see that again.

Before - Amish Butterprint.

After - Vintage Charm Rise 'n Shine.


Pyrex is celebrating 100 years with some fun updated products.

Monday, June 6, 2016

Garden All-Stars

Allium provides a burst of color in the spring garden

like fireworks exploding over the lamium

And lasting briefly just like the real thing.

Ooh ah. Ooh ah.