Daily Reflections From My Window

June 19, 2021 a Rainy Saturday

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Who agrees? We needed the song AND the rain!

I spent most of the morning yesterday outside moving compost and planting grass on the alpaca boys pasture area then moved on to weed whacking the girls part while they were enjoying their new laneway. I think it’s working out well. They haven’t even made it to the far end yet and were tired enough to put themselves away when I went out to do it last night. All that grazing wears them out. Hammy was last in, as usual since he guards everyone, but the rest were snug inside. What a crew. Here’s my photo of the fence unit. It’s so easy to set up and this time I secured each end to existing fence posts. They’ve already made a designated bathroom spot within.

After all the cleanup and grass cutting on the girls’ side, some of which Jay finished for me with the tractor, I headed for lunch at Hooded Wonder Coffee and Records and got my favorite stuffed sweet potato. Sooo good! I got a new smoothie to go with it called “The Dooner”. Green, with kale, banana, celery, pineapple and lemon. It’s so refreshing. My new favorite-thanks for the recommendation Lesley!

Besides the good, fresh food, it’s a busy place which appeals to all ages, though I’ve noticed so many younger people here. It’s a new Jtown vibe! I ran into a yoga buddy, a few wonderful former neighbors and a hooping friend. I’m glad I took the time out of my day to stop in after a late visit to the farmers market where I got a bunch of kohlrabi, a bunch of romaine and a lovely planted basket. I thought I took photos but didn’t and now our power is off so that’s not an option. Tomorrow!

Here’s a much belated photo of the lovely basket Kathie and her friends brought the other day when they came to visit. Thank you so much for the basket and the visit! She said that they stopped at Painted Fern Garden Gallery on the way here and couldn’t resist. I’m glad they did-this basket is absolutely gorgeous! If the rain stops, and the power returns, I’m ready. I’ve got my buckets lined up and my spin dryers in order. And if it doesn’t, I’ll work inside today. When my posts say that I work on fiber, I consider that anything having to do with alpacas. From pasture, to giving meds, to web building, to packing, to washing, carding, dyeing and spinning. It’s all tied together. In the meantime, remember to wash your hands, don’t touch your face, get outside for some fresh air and keep the length of an alpaca cria (which is a baby alpaca and about 3 feet long) between you and the next person.

Have a blessed day and enjoy the rain!