Monday, March 23, 2009

We Interupt Our Regular Schedule...

Just wanted to drop a note here at my blog to let my friends and fiber customers know that we have been out of commission here at Serenity Farms the past week or so. We finally got socked with whatever awful "bug" has been going around all winter and it hit hard and moves slowly ;( Praise God that Bill has been spared and I pray that continues to be the case.

I am managing to drag myself out of bed/off the couch to do what has to be done...which of course probably doesn't speed recovery, but that's how life is on the farm, right? I'm thankful Alex was home and well enough to do chores this weekend! My daughter will come and do chores for me, too, when I am sick but her household has been sick, too, and she still has to get up and go to work, so...

Sorting and sampling fleeces has ground to a halt but I will get back to it just as soon as I can! We should also start lambing this week...and there are pens to clean, and lambing "jugs" to get set up and I really need to change some of the girls (ewes) coats. Will we get to it? I don't know. This stuff is miserable! It feels like strep throat, bronchitis, sinus infection and ear infection all rolled into one...along with body aches and a pounding headache!!! This is the longest period I have been upright for a few days, so hopefully that is a sign I am on the mend. You know one of the worst things about being sick with a cold??? Can't taste the coffee!!! LOL...

Hope to be back soon ~ until then I will leave you with a fleece skirting photo, the last one I worked on I believe. Taken by my friend Mary of me and another friend, Hilda. I believe that is Elizabeth's fleece we are pouring over!


That's me with the ski band on my ears...and yes, I really do pick over the fleeces that closely!

If I haven't mentioned it here before, it needs to be said that we could not do what we do without the help and support of dear friends and family!

10 comments:

Lona said...

Oh goodness. Our 18 year old is just starting to move around after being stricken on thursday. When I pray for our family not to share her bug, I'll pray for Bill, too. And for lambing to hold off. And for you to feel 100% soon!

Yuck.

Alpaca Granny said...

Oh, Cary, I'm so sorry that you have been sick.

Pamala Rose said...

Feel better soon. We will miss you tonight at the shop.

Deborah said...

I sure hope you all are feeling better soon.

Cindy said...

Hi Cary,
Wow, that's awful - I pray you mend quickly! That's so true about not being able to do things apart from community. I do most of the animal chores around here, but when I need help, I send up a white flag and friends come running. I got two surprise bottle-baby lambs last Monday and have been feeding them 4x/day ever since. I had a friend in town for spring break and she helped me with almost every feeding. It goes so much faster with two people. She went home today, so now I'm on my own! That, plus everything else.

So glad you have people you can call for help. Lambing is a lot of work, too. Wish I was closer and could pitch in.
Blessings,
Cindy

Nancy said...

Cary, I hope you feel better soon!

lynn in NJ said...

sheepdudette,

I am sorry you are not feeling well. I hope you recover very soon. Love you

Kimberly Woven ~N~ Spun said...

Hope you are feeling better. I did leave you an award on my blog if that will help clear up the ick factor.

Val said...

Hi Cary,
I hope you are on the mend and can return soon to your skirting/sorting.
The photo of the fleece being skirted looks lovely, I can just imagine that it is similar to the lovely roving that I got from you last year-it was divine.
God speed in your recovery!

Charmingdesigns said...

I really enjoyed your blog. I am new to all this. Maybe you could answer a few questions for me. I cant afford a drum carder right now to make a batt for needle felting...I have raw alpaca...should I "comb" it or should I hand card it? I want it soft and fluffy, but not for spinning... lm.sm@comcast.net Laurie