As you can see, Emma and I finished our second pair of socks. She spent almost the entire process in my lap. Although she looks a bit dismayed that I get to wear them, I assure you that she would firmly put her paw down if I even attempted to besock her, or put any garment on her, for that matter.
In fact, the very idea sent her into hysterics.
The variegated is that lovely Fleece Artist merino I keep raving about; the solids are some bits of wool I scavenged.
And sorry y'all, I completely forgot to post the alterations I made to the Razor Cami pattern so no, you didn't miss it if you were wondering. I will do that as soon as I dig up my notes.
Porridge for Hens
Sarah's hens looked so happy and healthy that I couldn't help but steal her idea and make some warm porridge for my poor cold hens today. (It's an even zero degrees F [-17 C] on the thermometer at the moment.) Doesn't this look yummy?
They were delighted, and it was especially funny to listen to their beaks rapping eagerly on the aluminum pie pans as they polished off their entrees in short order.
In other farm news, Miss Pepper ate her first grown-up llama crumbles yesterday (it's like kitty kibble, but specially formulated for llamas). She's been eating loads of hay, but wouldn't deign to take any crumbles from me--surprising, since most llamas consider them such a treat. At 18 weeks, she's still nursing, but I've seen her mama nudge and even gently kick her away more than once. And then yesterday she just up and decided she liked the crumbles. Kids--go figure!
And today she wore her halter for the very first time. I was expecting some theatrics--most crias will throw a tantrum the first time they have a funny thing strapped onto their heads--but she strolled right out into the pasture as if nothing strange was going on. That's our Pepper! (Five minutes later when we tried to hold her still to take it off was a slightly different story...but everyone emerged happily unscathed.)
Morgan Turns One
Today is Miss Morgan Freeman LeFay's first birthday. At least that's what they tell us; considering that she was a stray that somehow arrived at the MSU Veterinary Clinic I imagine they were only guessing at the date, but it seems as good a day as any to celebrate.