Hail and Farewell 2012, a year who has brought me to my knees in sadness, grief, struggle, betrayal and most of all knowing who is really there for me. The loss of my sister ripped my heart out and I will never be the same for that. The loss of a job who taught me just how horrible people and a corporation can really be. There was so much loss, it is hard to focus on the good things that happened this year. So as I have reflected all day, all there is left to do is to move on from here and leave this year behind, moving forward and hoping that life takes a reprieve from heart break and brings peace to us all...Happy 2013 everyone!
Friday, December 28, 2012
Thursday, December 27, 2012
Our little chicks from our July rescue have given us their first "practice egg"! I found it in the coop just a little while ago. It's half the size of a normal egg. Usually most chickens will lay their first egg right around 4 months but these little gals are 5 months old. I guess with the cold and late moult they are right on time for their time of year. Tim just made them two very nice nesting boxes made from milk crate idea a friend had forwared. Our other chickens have even started laying more as well!
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
As many of you know, Coon Hollow Farm is located in Connecticut, just one town over from the Horrible tragedy that occurred at Sandy Hook Elementary School. It has affected our Community as well as personally touched us. I have created this post as a way of maybe putting a little smile on every ones face. We pray for the families and people and hope that they can gain strength from each other and their memories of loved ones past. The healing process will be a long one hard one...
Wishing you all a Happy, Healthy, Safe Holiday Season from Coon Hollow Farm and it's Security Team(LOL) (who you can't get past without a kiss!).
Monday, December 17, 2012
Thursday, December 13, 2012
There is nothing better, than sitting by a wood burning stove and knitting a scarf with some beautiful hand spun yarn...warms my soul...we all need to take the time to keep our inner peace fullfilled. No matter how sad I get, or how stressed I am, this takes me to another place, what takes you there?
Saturday, December 8, 2012
I am terribly behind on my post and will post again some techniques I figured out. I was trying to make a long locks scarf and wanted to only half dye the locks and my journey to figure it out was a funny one and turned out to be an easy solution!
Wednesday, December 5, 2012
I recently made these little guys for my Fiber Arts Group as holiday gifts. It was an original design I did but I forgot how I made them so I had to go back on my blog to 2009. They were so fun to make with detail even on his back side! I will be listing them on my Etsy shop which you can acsess on my blogs side bar.