Thursday, February 8, 2018

Post Prep

I believe that the most time consuming part of blogging is the prep. Sort of like cooking a meal you know. It isn't tying it all together as much as it is planning, finding and joining together all the parts of the whole. 

So today I have spent some time going through photos on my new PC after loading them from my iPhone . Then cropping, making them look their best (such as the one above Mt. Shasta from a bend in the road on the way home) then putting them in the blog. So while I continue with this arduous task I thought I would share a few of the newer items in the photo inventory. 

Directly across Ash Creek road from Shasta was a small herd of Mule deer grazing on the wonderful native grasses that also support the free range cattle raised in the area and not to be forgotten my small herd of LaManchas that munches away creating a dent in the monthly feed bill.

 The small bumps with ears in the grass are this years calves taking a rest while Mama munches to create more milk. Takes a lot of calories to produce enough milk to help get a 50 pound plus calf from hitting the ground to the 300 pound plus market weight. 

Lori wearing a big smile and who could blame her as she shows off her handwoven lap blanket she wove for her hubby on her two shaft floor loom. 

Well enough playing around as I need to get back to prepping for the next blog post which will include a long over due shout out for a fiber friend and a give away !


At February 8, 2018 at 5:11 PM , Blogger The Wykeham Observer said...

Nice deer and cattle pictures. Looks like paradise.

At February 8, 2018 at 9:29 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

It is for me. Love having so many amazing places and people in my rural bubble. Thanks for stopping by!

At February 9, 2018 at 3:59 AM , Blogger Kristina said...

Beautiful photos, and what a nice wrap that is. Out in our parts we have flat lands. No mountains or hills.

At February 9, 2018 at 7:21 AM , Blogger Rain said...

Lori, congrats, that is marvelous!! What talent!! Goatldi, your home is lovely, the trees are very cool and I love that shot of the mountain! I miss seeing deer...they stick to the woods around here and rarely come out!

At February 9, 2018 at 10:03 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Your photos look lovely! Glad you enjoyed the photos.

I just read a post of yours from '17 and hanging out laundry. I have had the same laundry journey. And I too have learned that if it is at least 50 degrees outside,some sun and a breeze or better I can hang out almost all year round. In the winter I end up bringing them in a bit damp and hanging them inside on a rack and a line Geoffrey set up for me last year. Works like a charm especially when the fire is going.
If you would like I will happily share the the hat pattern. Email me where you would like it sent.

At February 9, 2018 at 10:08 PM , Blogger Goatldi said...

Yes Rain Lori is very talented and is a member of my Wednesday night fiber group at the Shed.
Thanks for the compliment. I love where we live. It has taken 40 years from our first home to when we moved here but we made it!
Isn't Mt. Shasta amazing? I live almost exactly between Shasta and Lassen both still live volcanoes. We could be in for a bit of a show someday :-)


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