Saturday, October 30, 2010
Here are the colors of fall at our place. Everything is so vibrant and stunning. Just missing much needed rainfall out here. It has only rained 2 times since my colt was born and he is three months old. He does not know what rain is. At least the weather is cool for walks out in the autumn hued woods.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
I finally got on one of my own horses for a change. I have no problem climbing onto other peoples horses, but my own, no. I guess it is too close emotionally for me to ride my own pet. Until last week when my husband saddled up our older mare for me to ride. Dolly has a very smooth gait in the pasture as Maple ran along with us. But Dolly is a very small horse. Next, I need to ride my grey mare, Luna. She is larger, younger and wilder spirit.
What we need on our farm are more animals. Simply having 4 horses, 2 rabbits, 2 dogs, 4 cats and 21 chickens is just not enough. Our Ozark ark is attracting small humans wanting to pet our gang. The gang just wants food from the visiting newcomer. And Maple wants to know if rabbits are tasty.
I had the pleasure of learning how to make soap. The tricky part is having a scale and a non food glass blender. I got to use lye and water to make heat. After that it is just blending until thick, add scent, lavender and rose petals. And pour into a mold as it thickens. It can be used after 2 weeks of curing. I had fun and have four fat bars of soap to show for it.
Monday, October 25, 2010
It's that time of the year again. Time to gear up for holiday crafting. Here is an "Adoorables" door hanger modified to fit a pew. I am making 60+ of these for our church for Christmas. Though the colors will be ivory and tan and not maroon and gold. I am leaving the filling part up to our church decorator since she is a florist. These keep the pews clear and decorating out of the way in our sparse modern style church. And they are machine washable made to last many years.