Da 2008 sheep shearing went so well, yeah? Sheep in the barn, Eddie with the smiling face and wonderful accent got the job done in record time. The sheep are happy. Mokihana is happy. Sure, the sheep had to be tricked into the barn with the door slammed shut behind them, and sure, they had to spend a month in semi-darkness while they dried out, but the shearing got done. Oni easy, yeah? (more…)
Archive for February, 2008
Last year our sheep, for whatever reason, decided they didn’t wanna get sheared. “Nope. Not gonna do it. Not even if you tempt us with grain. Sure we’re hot under all this wool. But we ain’t gonna come down. You call us by rattling the grain can and saying, ‘Sheep sheep sheep’, but we’re gonna show you whose boss.” So last summer the sheep sweltered and sweat underneath all their wool. (more…)
Julie and I go to the same Bible Study, and we consider it our moral obligation to check out the new yarn stores around the Portland area so that we can maintain our status as yarn
pushers enablers and report back to the rest of the girls. I had read about Yarnia on Monica’s blog, and was so intrigued that on Monday I told Julie I wanted us to go there as scouts. (more…)
About seven years ago, Nolemana and I had dis appraisal up in Battle Ground, Washington. Was one foreclosure kine appraisal; da homeowners wen get evicted, and da bank wen hire us foa appraise da hale so dey could try sell it again to try recoup some of dea losses. Da hale stay out in daboonies, and one Saturday we wen holoholo ka‘a up dea. (more…)
About two years ago, my friend Julie’s mom came to live with her after the untimely and totally unexpected death of Julie’s dad. Julie’s mom has Alzheimer’s, and the time is approaching when Julie will no longer be able to care for Donna at home.
Julie has been exploring the different memory care facilities in the area, and when I can, I go with her for moral support. It’s not an easy thing Julie is doing, and because I love her, I want to support her any way I can. (more…)