Saturday, March 25, 2017

If It Is Saturday It Must Be Weeks End


We have had more rain in the last week. Some fairly decent precipitation has been left behind.  And even though we are still grateful it wouldn't be a stretch to say "thanks but we are done ".


This is one of two seasonal creeks I have shared before and they have gotten a lot of use this past year and now well into 2017. This year is very similar to the 2005 year when it rained almost continually from October until June of 2006. So much in fact I was wading through calf deep water in the old goat pens in the Central Valley. 



   This little gem was gifted to me by Janet of  cattle ranch fame. This gifted lady talents aren't limited to making a survivor out of many a calf others would have put down but she is a wonderful weaver and when I saw this sweet little towel on her loom I very subtlety  mentioned "you know that would look great in my bathroom all the right colors". I never calmed to mince words and look what it got me this time !                                                        
 



 Lots of Miner's lettuce coming up in the back 21 (yes the property is cross fenced exactly in half) and I saw plenty today when Janet and I were up the hill at Ferncrest Farm having a meeting with the Country Weavers guild. http://www.ferncrestfarm.com/
 
Expecting more rain tomorrow but after it is done and we have some dry sunny days I am going to be diligent about chronicling more photos while Spring projects commence. Have a great rest of weeks end and check back in the next week to see what we are up to. 
                                                            
       

                                                  


4 comments:

  1. Hi Goatldi! :))
    That's a beautiful creek...you do get lots of rain...makes me happy about the snowfall right now! We get enough rain in autumn. Is miner's lettuce edible? Does it have another name, I'm asking because for some reason I'm thinking that I read about it being a good winter crop if you want to have greens year-round, but I may be mixing it up with something else.

    Oh yes, please do take photos of the spring projects and the farm! I'm so interested in how people live their daily lives :)

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    1. Rain, yes! Miner's lettuce is edible. I grow it in our hoop house and it is a delicious addition to our winter salads. It grows well in cold temperatures, so it's a great addition to a cool weather garden.

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  2. Funny thing about weather, we always have something to say about it. Love your creeks and that towel! What a generous friend! Makes it all the more special, doesn't it?

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    1. Hi Leigh I couldn't agree more on all counts. Hung out laundry today and we have such a brisk wind by the time I got the second load up the first was pretty much dry 😂

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