Monday, March 31, 2008

A year of Java

Well time sure does fly. It was a year ago we brought home a new family member "Java". She was the cutest little baby when she was born. She was rescued by Maggie at Maggies Farm along with her sister Tanner. The instant I saw her picture it was love at first sight. I begged and pleaded with Maggie to let me have her and Maggie graciously let me have her. We brought her home from the rabbit show at Fulton and she quickly found her true place as a Parkinson family member. Dog beds -nope not for Java -the couch is much nicer especially if an obliging little girl covers her up with a blanket. She may look like a suck but we have no doubts she would protect unto death her children and family. Unless of course its the vet with a shot for her -then its run behind mommy and shakes and wimpers LOL. So here it is the very first picture I saw of Java and experienced instant love and
heres a picture of her the day she came home and here she is today. notice a trend -she loves to sleep -prefereably with or on somebody.
We LOVE you Java - may we have many more years together.
Life is good and we are blessed.

Monday, March 24, 2008

Our First Sheep (wink)

Well we finally can say we have sheep (laugh) an adopted one that is :) Maggie at Maggies Farm creator of the amazing Bundaflicka Bags is going to put some sheep up for "adoption" -

The Kids have named him "Whizzaroo" -he's a high percentage Blue faced Leicester -one of mommys favorites to spin. And best of all he got a reprive from the slaughter man for the second time. He's wethered so will produce amazing fleece.
So if you're like me and love fleece but can't have sheep -here's the solution -check it out! And is he not the most handsome little boy you have ever seen -can't you tell I'm in love! He has a look of mischief about him too.
Good luck with this Maggie - I hope all the kids get a good adoptive parent.

Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Happy Birthday Princess Boopie

Well my babies are growing up way too fast -I've come to accept that -today Lindsay turns 6. What an opinionated little girl she is too don't know where she got that from. She screamed into the world at 4:04 am and has never looked back!
Lindsay birthday is always a happy/sad day for me. I was so thrilled when she arrived safe and sound. My roomate and I had joked the night before about there only being one bassinet in the room. We joked that the one who had the baby last would have to hold the baby all night to sleep. How we regret things later when something happens that makes us stop in our tracks. That morning as I came back to the room Jess came over and cooed over Lindsay and was waiting anxiously to go down to have her own firstborn to hold. That night they brought her back to to the room with the news that her little man had been born completely brain functionless due to doctor error during delivery. Nothing I could say as I watched them wheel her down to say goodbye to her baby - I was holding Lindsay and was struck by how fragile and beautiful life really is. And I wanted the floor to open up and swallow me whole as I looked at her face and read the dreaful loss there. I often think about that little angel up in heaven looking down on his parents with light and love. Happy Birthday Lindsay and Happy Birthday little James Robert. I may not always understand the plan that God has written out for us but I thank him every day for the path he has written for me. And thank his so much for this wonderful bright little girl who makes me laugh, cry and sometimes scream!
I love you baby girl!!

Monday, March 17, 2008

Happy St Patricks Day!

A Paddys Day toast to all of you:

May your lives be filled with Love and Laughter
May you days be full of light
May your friends always be there for you
And may your darkest hour always seem a little bright!

HUGS to all -as Daryl is the only one who would even touch beer let alone green beer the rest of us are toasting with this lovely lime soda! Hey at least its green!!

Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Bunny pics!

I'm so thrilled with the two last litters out here in snowy and sunny Ontario. the satin angoras are gorgeous -8 shiny and healthy babies from HH's Poppy (broken red) x HH's White Knight (REW) -all coloured and there are three beautiful torts in the bunch -my new favorite satin colour but i have to say the broken tort is pretty spectacular as well. Going to be some hard choices to make.
The French litter is more coloured but just as hard to find one special one -although the blue chinchilla is currently the hands on keeper for body type. The steels are always striking though and the chocolate -yummy.
Just what I need in this white wonderland -COLOUR!!!

Saturday, March 08, 2008

Snowed IN!!

Holy cow batman did it snow. We've got over a foot in the driveway. Yuck its March -its spring soon right??
At least inside its bright and cheery. Jared is dyeing away and the colours are bright. he's a happy camper especially as his Rhinelander doe Ursula had three babies Thursday night -not a big litter for this breed (they can have 15 at a time) but enough to make him thrilled -oh please let one be showable!!

Monday, March 03, 2008

Coming up for air

BadBlogger bad... no new post since last month but I've been very busy (smile)bringing in lots of new fibres and goodies for the store. That and dealing with an unhappy 10 year old boy who had to go to the dentist and have three teeth pulled -they're baby teeth fortunately but had to come out. Ouch! Next up is mommy who has to have her wisdom teeth pulled -I figured I needed all the help I could get but the dentist just isn't seeing things my way.
Anyways he's happy now as Tammy from Kalwa Taure Shetlands - dropped off a BIG bag of yummy roving for the dyewizard to create masterpieces with!!! This shetland is lovely and soft and the colours take the dye wonderfully.

Here's some pics of the new stuff here - including dyed silks, black silk (yummy-can't wait to blend with this), dyed and natural fibres and more knitting needles -who knew 600 pairs weren't enough.

HUGS all -now to resist the temptation to hoard and spin all of this stuff!