Sunday, October 29, 2017


This was the view on my way to the Shed last Wednesday.  For anyone out there in blogland new to my blog the Shed is the aptly named  small yet ample building our fiber group comprised of spinners,weavers,knitters and you get the idea , meet weekly. October came in with a lost burst of summer what?! Then gave us 72 hours of winter including low temperatures, rain and the first fires of the new Fall season. Those who know me also know Fall and especially winter are my happy place. With Spring being o.k. and summer not so much. This photo is a representation of where I cruise my favorite blogs and nosh with the cats. Dogs and hubby tucked away in bed under down comforter and flannel sheets dreaming of flannel and dog cookies. 

Then as quickly as winter came it left with not so much as a by your leave WHAT???!

Then summer was back almost 10 days worth with warm 84 degree days and warm 50ish nights. But not being whiners we persevered and had a fun October feast at my long time friend of thirty two years home . Donna is also a goat enabler for it was  she who sold me my first Nubian dairy goat when we lived in Fresno county  and who knew we would end up living thirty minutes from each other all these years later in True Nor Cal ? 

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We are eagerly awaiting the return of winter about Wednesday of this week including the usual suspects rain , cold , low snow levels and wind. The plus is it appears at this point to be the real deal and inclined to hang around this time hopefully for many months. 

I am ending this with some photos from the last few weeks. I had intended to wait to post until I had the results of the testing for the direction our current journey in cancer land is heading . Again for those of you new to us my hubby is , since 2012 , a chronic cancer patient.  I don't intend to make this a pity party blog but if my speaking of his progression or not and someone can relate and take comfort from not being the "only one" it is worth the sharing. Also some folks have asked after him of late. That blog will come later this week I hope until enjoy a slice of life around the farm. 

Gift on the little table loom for someone close to my heart 💕

Awesome bargains at our cancer society thrift store in Redding. Check out the prices and they were 50% off in addition. Helped a cause and got nine skeins of 100% wool blends for $9.12!

Let's go out with my favorite. My veterinarian and dear friend doing one of the things he does best. 


Thursday, October 12, 2017


I found a blogger app. Apparently there is an app for everything. Things have slowed down a bit so I am giving it a go round. 

This nest was in an oak tree next to the buck pen .  I watched as a flock of sparrows busy at work in early spring and by end of summer this nest of dried hay, goat hair, chicken feathers and a few tiny pieces of baling twine gave many Mama's a place to lay eggs and hatch out the young ones.Some fairly strong winds and it landed on the ground below and outside the pen. I packaged it up gently and took it with me last night to fiber night at  the Shed . Judy took it home to her hubby and fellow artist Stan to sketch.  

This is a black bear. They are large and fluffy they can be aggressive towards humans. I was driving through the forested area on my way to the Shed last night just before sundown. I always say  whine to Janet fellow fiber addict that I always see deer , turkeys, skunks but never anything exciting. Such as a cougar or bear.  I was almost to Whitmore road and spied a rock on the shoulder of the road on the right hand side. As I got closer I realized it wasn't a rock but a very large black bear. He was very intent on something on the opposite side of the road.  So much so he was almost leaning over to the point of falling onto the road. I figured that whatever was demanding his attention must have been in the cover of the brush as I didn't see anything. When I was almost upon him he was so surprised he gave me a frantic look and turned hitting the ground running. Seeing this bug guy fly back into the under brush at high speed I got a good idea of why humans can end up as "good eats" ! 

Sarah finished her very first weaving project a kitchen rug. We are very proud of Sarah and expect her to go far in her journey with fiber. 
This was taken a few weeks back while a work in progress aka WIP in fiber circles. 

Well now that I have found a way to add photos back to the blog I will as time allows get a couple more blog entries up to share. Check back often and see what we are up to at Walnetto Farm.
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