Another Cowl And A Load Of Hay

I decided to cast on for another Fishknits Yarn mini skein cowl. I love these colors! I’ve got ninety stitches on a 16″ size 4 needle and nothing but plain knitting. I splice the ends of the yarn when I come to them, I knotted them together when winding them into one cake of yarn.

It’s 33° at 8 am, sunny and still out this morning with frost on the grass. We just got up and Brad will be starting the coffee soon. He has errands to run beginning with a load of protein cubes and sweet feed to deliver to Audrey at the farm.

Great news! Brad had a call from our hay guy yesterday evening and the long and short of it is that this morning Audrey will be getting the first load of 100 round bales of hay! Whew! We were a bit worried and had decided we’d be feeding hay stretcher cubes instead of hay this winter. That was a huge weight off our shoulders and we can relax now and not be in a hurry to sell cattle and get the horses off the property. There is someone who wants the horses but the ground is too wet for him to get in with his trailer and he’ll be out as soon as he can.

The lots and the yard around the barn have been a quagmire lately from all the rain we’ve had. This hay is a mixture of Bermuda, Fescue, Johnson, and Dallas grass, and very little of the Dallas grass. The good thing is that even the horses can eat it. Mike has a trailer that carries a double row of round hay bales and he can flip a switch and dump both rows of hay off the sides of the trailer but I don’t know if he can get to where Audrey wants it with the ground as wet as it is, but that isn’t my problem so I’ll leave it up to them!

It’s time to get dressed and start my day. The A/C and heating guy will be here later to give our heat pump it’s winter check up. Coffee is brewing and we need to eat. Have a blessed Thursday, ya’ll.

Published by thenerdyyarnlady

I am a Native Texan, Wife, Mother, Grandmother, Great-Grandmother, Catholic Convert residing in rural North East Texas since 1975 when I married my husband and this small town girl became a country girl. I was taught to knit at the age of ten and discovered the writings of Elizabeth Zimmerman shortly after I married. I learned to ‘unvent’ things as I went along, to create my own patterns and generally have a blast with yarn and needles. In the mid 1980’s I explored the idea of spinning my own yarn and eventually got interested in weaving on a floor loom. I have three spinning wheels and a 24″ four-shaft Herald floor loom that I purchased from a friend in the 1990’s. I also enjoy sewing, tatting and making rosaries. I have a work room that contains my fiber, yarn, floor loom, sewing machines, serger and rosary making supplies. I have a spinning corner in a bedroom next to my work room, both with north windows looking toward the creek.

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