Saturday, June 16, 2012

Hatching Guard

Look carefully and notice our cat, Coco, behind the light watching the new chicks. That is why I have the heavy metal lid on the cage. These buff orpington chicks will soon be moved outside to grow up with the flock in the coop.These chicks are very calm and like to be handled. I am hopping they will grow to be big like their mama.

Hard Way Out

This leggy chick was trying to hatch days after its siblings. It was having trouble and after
looking it over I realized it was not fully developed in the abdomen and it had to be euthanized.
It was a hard choice, but it did not have to suffer the pain of underdevelopment.

Elf Dress Fitting

I was asked to help fit a costume to fit this young elf. The costume was a marriage of a wedding dress and a prom skirt. The costume requires some refitting and lots of hook and eyes to turn a two piece into a single dress. Also the dress needed more drama so a belt was made.
Here is the top being refitted with new modest sleeves. The top was not sitting well on her shoulders.

We decided to add another row of back loops and change the white lacing
 into the matching purple I had in stock.
Now the final costume with new belt, sleeves and back lacing.

A very happy dancing elf.

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Got Blues in the garden

Our blueberry harvest for the year. Not many as a hail storm hit the buds.

My purple cabbage, I have 4 this year.

My blue hydrangea are doing well.

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News

"Don't Nobody Bring Me No Bad News"
That is one of my favorite songs from the musical, The Wiz. I understand that song sung by Evillene as she tells her crew how she loathes bad news. As a creative person, I too loathe to hear bad news. It gets me thinking about other things and off what I was focused on. Some people love bad news, it make them feel riled up and tuned into something. I don't. I need to have my own thoughts and my own ideas and flow. Bad news pertaining to the farm, I have to deal with. But other news in the world that does not affect me, I can skip. I don't need to hear it. I prefer to deal in what I can handle as a creative thinker in the now. I do not need the sideline drama of some bad news that does not affect my life in any form other than stealing my time. There is enough bad news out there, I don't need it brought to into my life via the internet nor the TV. I can live without it. I don't need it and I don't want it. My life is challenging enough without someone else's bad news. That is my soap box speech for today.