Monthly Archives: December 2010

Adorably unwelcome

We interrupt all this re-hashing of past months to bring some breaking news:  a flying squirrel got into my house tonight.  I do not know how, but Otto (cat) chased it into the boys’ room and looked to be doing a good job of hunting it right down, so Brad and I kicked Otto out and did a fair job of terrorizing it ourselves.  It has now been re-released into the wilds of the front yard, just like in Wild America.


Up close they are very cute.  Huge eyes, big flaps of arm skin.  Itty bitty.  I am so glad I got to see it so close, although it was scared out of its tiny brains.


The cats are angry, however, at the way things ended.


Moving right along into fall



There was a second birthday.

With a little party.


And to visit a cider mill.


At the corn maze/pumpkin patch



There was a little snow.

Then Halloween came, obviously.

This is all the kids in Wanakena, plus a couple.



I went to Rhinebeck, and left my camera in the car.  Imagine pictures of rare sheep breeds here *******************


And (sorry, I just have to shout about this) THERE IS ALREADY SOMEONE TRYING TO INTRODUCE THE OUESSANT SHEEP INTO NORTH AMERICA!  That’s right, you heard it.  I saw with my own eyes some Shetland x Ouessant crosses (50%).  Adorable.

I came home with a fleece from a 50% ShetlandxGotland cross also, jet black.  When it’s washed, it looks like curly locks of human hair.  I’m afraid I’m not doing it justice, but then, I’m also focusing all (most) spinning on some Border Leicester I got in Vermont this summer.  So the Gotland prep-card-spin will have to wait.