This is the view out to the East from the tiny house. Our winter sunrise view. However the Kiwi Builder has wrapped it up like fish and chips in the building paper that is emblazoned with the name of a certain big box building store that one buys such things at.
And it has lost all its charm. Now it is noisy with unwanted text. Plus I refuse to advertise this big cold spider of a consortium that has gobbled up our lovely little hardware stores. So until the wood cladding is on and the words are covered up we will be focussing our blinkered eyes on details. At least this building paper is made in the USA. I know this because every three feet it’s shouts information at me!
You remember yesterday I told you about all the tiny blocks ice falling from the trees and joining the ice on the ground to form a sheet. Well here it is, and it will be here until we get a decent thaw, which should be soon. It is very slippery. And startlingly beautiful at night as I walk to and fro. Ton runs across it carrying his torch and it sparkles with its multi- faceted million reflections. As though a million chandeliers have crashed to the ground without losing a moment of bright light.
The three girls! Mia, Meadow and Minty. They are the epitome of sheep dingbatedness. I let them out into a big field for a run and they pogo sticked all over the field, then could not believe that the gate had been shut on them!
This is a technical photo for the sewers in our midst. Here is the template for the lambs coats. Just sew up the shoulders, and pop your lambs head through the resulting hole, then four feet through the others. The perfect end for old sweatshirts that have been lurking close to the rag bag. Washable. Easy to put on and off. And because it hangs over the body, not under it, the coat does not get mistaken for a nappy. I have changed the V shaped neck line to a rounded one and the left over sleeves I cut short and pop over the lambs head like a victorian collar. I hate to have a cold neck, don’t you?
Good morning. This morning is cold – 16F (-8 C) and still and all your wishes for me have been answered as I can just see a sunrise starting. We are going to have clear skies for a while. Wonderful. Thank you! The sun was all I needed. A sunny day on a Sunday.
My most darling travel agent, who is organising my trip up to the mountains in Canada in July for a family wedding (yes, you are coming too) heard that we were short of hay (she is also a member of the Fellowship of the Kitchens Garden Readers ). She called around and found an enormous 1000 pound bale of alfalfa. So we shall collect that on Monday and I can stop fretting about running out. She always finds me the best deals.
I feel cheered already. We are going to have a great day on the tiny farm.
You have a lovely day too.
A year ago. The A-Z of saving money the sustainable way.