This is the home of Pat and Bob and Isabel and Olivia. Bob had to work, Olivia had to shop (she's 14, school is about to start, what'd you expect?), but Pat and Olivia and I had a glorious fibery day together yesterday. I admired the Cheviot ram lambs - these are twins, believe it or not. The coated one is close to twice the size of his brother, and his balls are probably three times as big.
I admired one of the she-devil Shetland ewe lambs.
I admired some of the chickens.
I forgot to photograph the horse, the dogs, the cats, and the rabbits; just use your imagination. I did admire the garden's bounty.
Which was transformed in Pat's creative hands into a scrumptious lunch.
A nifty caterpillar visited around lunch time. Despite poring over Dave Wagner's great caterpillar book, I still don't know what this is.
I admired Isabel's enormous haul of ribbons from various fairs.
And Olivia's (she's 4 years younger; give her time).
Pat and Olivia tortured little wooly dogs with very sharp needles while I knit and spun.
Olivia was very intent.
An incipient dog.
An even cuter incipient dog.
We took a walk in the late afternoon to stretch our legs and admire the neighborhood crop of Monarch and Milkweed Tussock Moth caterpillars. One of the Monarch cats was very dark.
I think I want to go live on Pat's little farm.