Do What You Love

Currently I’m working on trying to make more time to enjoy the things I love. I’ve been spending so much time shuttling the kids to their various appointments, schools, and activities, and I haven’t had much energy left over for much else. Slowly, though, I’ve been adding back in time in my schedule to work on my knitting and spinning, to cook and bake, and to be more present in the moment when I’m checking on the flock. And you know what? I feel more energized now, and I’m even more convinced of the magical qualities of pursuing what you’re passionate about.

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I’m still struggling a bit trying to find my rhythm with the spinning wheel and getting the twist right, but I am very much enjoying the learning process.

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I’m still working through the roving I bought at Rhinebeck last year, and I’m hoping to have it used up by Rhinebeck this year (because you know I’m going to bring home more!).

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Oona and I moved the flock up to the front pen this evening. I love seeing them out there when I look out the front window.

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I’ve decided that I’ll be looking into finding a Blue-Faced Leicester ram for breeding again this fall. The kids were sad to miss out on lambing this year, and I’d really love to add some new life to the flock.

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As for the garden….we suddenly have watermelons growing again in Oona’s garden.  I doubt they will get very big, but the late-season heatwave has seriously confused the plants that haven’t died off. It’ll be interesting to see how these little guys turn out!

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3 thoughts on “Do What You Love

  1. We did a BFL ram to our CVM/Merino ewe last year and ended up with a really nice fleece on the ram lamb born from that breeding. We are actually going to use him (the BFL/CVM/Merino ram) as our breeding ram because we are so happy with how he turned out.

    I hope it works for you this fall and you have plenty of lambs bouncing around in the spring!

  2. Yes so true! Looking at my life I can see where I let myself down.  I’ve heard myself saying “I want to start drawing. I don’t remember the last time I and it” so many times before.  I realized that now it is the time to MAKE the time and DO it. I stopped thinking words like “Oh, I wish…”or  “Only if I could…” You are doing a great job by not only dreaming about the things you love, but actually doing it. Thank you for sharing. Lovely pictures by the way.

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