Monday, November 16, 2009

New camera

I just bought a new camera so I will be trying it out and posting new pictures on this blog very soon.
Because of the critters here I often need a mega zoom to capture Mother Nature at work. I did a lot of research and I purchased the Canon PowerShot digital camera. I only hope it was a wise investment (?)
Keep your fingers crossed!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Here's the Ladies

Teddy Bear's baby born in June 2009
This is Teddy Bear with her baby that was born in June 2009.
Both Moms with babies.
Big Ears Mom and her baby. Baby was born April, 09

The Boys!

One of these boys is a visitor. My boys are telling him to vamoose! E-Gads! There aren't enough girls for 3 young bucks.

Little Buck and Big Buck, what more can I say. They are handsome dudes and would say Big Buck is probably the father of the babies. I just hope they don't end up in someone's freezer.

Graceful One!

This is the love of my life! She thinks she's a lap dog and lays on my lap while take naps or knitting. I can set my pattern on her back while I'm knitting. She doesn't mind it a bit. I can even have my beads sitting there and she doesn't spill them.
This picture was taken last winter; I groom her myself. I love this dog!!

Back to the Critters

This is our resident owl. He/she entertains us every morning with his chanting to another owl nearby. They call back and forth to each other until the sun is up fully. I just love God's creatures!

Mardi Gras Shawl

This is my Mardi Gras shawl knitted several months ago. It was a knit along with Goddess Knits and in my opinion she out did herself on this one. It took me a long time to get pictures of this beauty and I don't think I captured it yet. But it's the best I can do. There isn't one square inch that doesn't have beads. It's unbelievable!
I used Silk Thread from Blue Moon Fiber Arts in the colorway called Korppi. It is purple and green and way more beautiful than I can describe while being paper thin or shear that you can see through it! This yarn is 100% silk with one hank being 1250 yards/99 grams! I hope you like it.

Sunday, March 08, 2009

Don't Eat That!

It's Gone, My Pet Fish is Gone!
That's my pet fish! Actually he's a Heron looking for a free lunch. You can see we put netting over the top of the pond to keep the Herons, Kingfisher and Osprey out of our pond. It worked well for the Kingfisher. The Osprey tried once and left without a meal and this buzzard keeps coming back. He's on top of the netting, pushing it into the water and pulls the fish up through the mesh to eat it.

After these pictures were taken we put a fence around the perimeter of the pond and raised the netting across the top of the fence.

Today, the Heron was in the pond anyway! I released my mean dogs (3 Poodles) ! And they ran around the fenced pond barking at him, which scared him a lot. But he couldn't just fly out. He had to retreat the same way he got in. THROUGH THE FENCE!! Being animal lovers, we brought the mean dogs into the house and watched the buzzard walk through the 4 inch hole in the fence.

It will be spring soon and the fish can have fun spawning again. That's always fun to watch as the males chase the females around and bump their mid section. Then watching the baby fish swimming and growing and changing color is entertaining too.

U.S. made Harmony Knitter; Sold!

This is my great sock knitting machine the Harmony. It was made in the 80's in Harmony, Maine. I decided to sell her (it) because I wasn't using it as much as my Bronze New Zealand Auto Knitter. But now I miss her as I look at the last sock I made on it. I made this sock to prove to the buyer that she (it) really does knit and rib. She's gone now. Boo Hoo!