Daily Reflections From My Window

March 14, 2021 Sunday: first day of Daylight Savings Time


“There’s a sunrise and a sunset every single day, and they’re absolutely free. Don’t miss so many of them.”

Jo Walton

I love the sunrise. Even more than the sunset. Probably because I can see it so well. The sunset here is a little more difficult to catch but sometimes I see it when I’m driving towards town at just the right time. It’s all about location, isn’t it?

I woke up right on time. Funny how my body clock is working these days. I normally wake up at 6:40 AM naturally and today I woke up at 6:40 new time. How did that work? I had to check my phone for the correct time. We didn’t set any other clocks ahead last night so I was confused for a minute. How did you all fare?

Here’s the reflection of the sunrise off of the garage. I’m trying to think about what went on here yesterday and maybe I’m not fully awake because I’m drawing a blank! Oh yeah! I just worked around outside the house doing spring clean up. On one hand I want to remove all of the leaves and dead foliage and on the other hand I think the plants need it for insulation. It’s still so early. Not even officially Spring and it’s not unheard of to get more snow this time of year. I’m so glad that almost all of our snow is gone. It’s so exciting to see new growth! This winter was too cold and long. Is it just me? So yesterday I did my usual chores and then decided that I still had some fiber to skirt to get ready to send out to have made into either sock yarn, insoles, roving or regular yarn, so I got to work on that and will continue today. The wind is really picking up so we’ll see how that goes. I like to do this kind of work outside because despite the way it looks, alpacas love to roll in dust and the fiber is full of dust. I’ll take a video today if I can. I like to blow the dust out after I skirt it. You won’t believe how much dust comes out. Reduces shipping costs too! Here are a few bags ready to go.This bag holds 2 fleeces and I removed the unwanted short and fibers that don’t look the same-that’s what skirting is. I’ll suck the air out before I ship it and it will become like a block of fiber. Another one ready to go and I’m showing this one because I use the feed bags turned inside out sometimes to ship. Here is an example. I like to use things many times. This bag is filled with fiber to be made into insoles for shoes or slippers. Diana Lasa Blair of Going to the Sun Fiber Mill makes the best insoles with my fiber.

I looked up and saw this while skirting. I couldn’t hear because I had ear protection on and was using the leaf blower to blow the dust out of the fiber. It’s not unusual to see jet streams but this one was odd. Was it going up or down? What was it from? It was a beautiful sky. Barb, do you see the orbs?

The alpacas are munching away. The time change didn’t matter one bit to them!

We might be coming close to sitting outside soon! Remember the picture of this totally buried in snow?

My seeds are coming along nicely. I’m itching to plant more!

After online church at 9 AM this morning, at St. Michael’s of the Valley the grand dog is coming for a visit. He’s had one full week of training by Tim McAneny of Johnstown K-9s and what a difference! I may be thinking that a dog might be in my future! Who knows?

In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, stay home but if you MUST go out, wear a mask and keep the length of a full grown llama (which is bigger than an alpaca) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day!