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.


  1. Glad you were not affected by the fires. How is hubby?

    1. We are blessed so far. We have had periodic patches of Red Flag warnings for weeks and rain isn't expected until next Thursday.

      We are 150 miles from the Mendocino county fires but we lived where the Potter Valley/ Redwood Valley fires are for five years. Please send up prayers to those there and in all the wildfires . I have friends who have lost everything and it isn't over yet.

      Geoffrey had second chemo treatment and is hanging in there. A potential monkey wrench has been tossed into the hat. When I have complete info I will share. We are in a holding period.

      Thank you for asking.

  2. Hi Goatldi :) Oh my, that photo of the bear is awesome! I laughed so hard at humans being good eats...those things are huge but fast! I've seen some myself. Once as I sped along with my car AWAY from them on Cape Breton, and once when I lived a little further up in the mountains here. I had a cub who decided to make under my deck his home...I had to call animal services to have him relocated. Poor little thing, they are so cute when they're small though! :)

  3. So glad you've got the photo thing figured out! Computers are great but frustrating too. Interesting nest! I'm glad you are safe so far from the wildfires, and can't help but wonder if they won't drive more wildlife your way. Like more bears!

  4. Great photo of that bear! We live in bear country too; we also have cougar, timberwolves, and other assorted teethy things that it is better not to meet after dark. I just found your blog today, hope it's okay if I come back again.
    p.s. That is just the type of rug that I like in front of the kitchen sink too.

    1. Mrs. Shoes so good to see you! I have visited your blog before I believe and have enjoyed your comments at other blogs we both frequent.

      Return when you can coffee/tea on the house.

  5. Enjoyed reading a few blog entries. That bear! I hope to get my rigid heddle loom set up this year. A close friend is an avid weaver. Nice to meet you!


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