Sheepishly Adorable

Say “Hello” to Hootie! I can’t tell you how happy I am with this little guy, who measures just 2 1/2 inches tall. He’s my first-ever needle-felted critter, but more importantly, he was 100% crafted from the wool of our own sheep!

It has been a goal of mine for years to take the wool from Ben & Jerry (our two Olde English Babydoll Southdown sheep) and do something with it. But, for too many years, the fleece has spent the winter in a bag in the garage, only to be added to the compost pile the following spring (yes, wool is compostable…after all, it’s a natural fiber!).

This year, I vowed it would be different! The wool sat in bags in the garage from the shearing in April until last month (September), when I finally took the plunge.
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Procrastination… It Pays!

Sometimes, being a procrastinator is a bad thing…bills don’t get paid on time, or someone runs out of clean underwear. But, other times, being a procrastinator is a very good thing!

Take, for instance, gardening and carrots. A “proper” gardener plants carrot seed in a row, then diligently thins the seedlings, ensuring that the carrots left have the proper space to grow long and straight. I, on the other hand, start out with good intentions and fairly straight rows, but then get waylaid by other things. So, some carrots get thinned; others, not so much!
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