Due to some technical problems, I've started another blog called Another Day at Bay Colony Farm. You can find this one at http://baycolonyfarm.tripod.com/BCF2/
And for those that need a bunny fix, here they are at 9 days old:
They just came in from their daily feeding with Mia, and are plump, happy and content. It's snooze time for them. :)
I've also set up the classes with Melissa Leapman to be held in Amherst in September. We'll do one day of knitting classes, and one day of crochet classes. Melissa has released "Cozy Crochet" which is for those of us that are crochet impaired. It has projects for beginning and intermediate crocheters. Her next book, called "Cool Crochet" will be out next month, and is fantastic! None of those crocheted things that we remember from the 70's, but designs that inspire and are fresh. She'll be bringing copies of "Hot Knits", "Cozy Crochet" and "Cool Crochet" in September to sell, which she will also autograph. So be prepared to be dazzled! Bay Colony Farm will also be selling Grafton Fibers crochet hooks and knitting needles (straights and circulars) at the classes too. A list of the classes will be put on the Bay Colony Farm list on Yahoogroups (to subscribe, send me an e-mail, or go to www.baycolonyfarm.com and you can subscribe at the bottom of the home page) and also on the website (but the website might take a few days, as my webmistress is up to her eyeballs in work). Stay tuned!
Five beautiful babies from Mia and Gewurztraminer. Mia gave birth sometime yesterday afternoon. The fine mother she is, she pulled enough soft warm wool for the babies to snuggle into. I bring them into my office to ensure that they stay warm, and take them to Mia once a day for nursing.
Rabbits aren't like other animals; the does only nurse once or twice a day, and stay away from the nest the rest of the time. This is an instinct for them for thousands of years so that they don't draw predators to the nest.
Mia was appropriately upset when I took the nestbox from her cage late yesterday, and she'll give me the twice over today when I take them back out. But it will be a better arrangement, as it prevents any babies from getting out of the nest after nursing, and chilling to death.
On the knitting front, I swatched for the Ribby Cardi as all my yarn arrived from Elann the other day. I'm using the Lime Ice color, which I love. I'll cast on for the sweater today, after having read the instructions yesterday. It appears to be a well written pattern, which I like. I hate having to figure out things. I have enough things in my life that I have to figure out, besides one of them being something I do to relax. ;-)
It is the covered bridge in Dummerston, VT. We were up that way yesterday on a shopping trip to Basketville. I managed to find a few baskets that I needed. One is lined with fabric and will make the perfect knitting basket next to the chair in the family room. The other is a stair basket and a small half-egg basket to hand on the wall for mail.
I missed going to the Green Mountain Spinnery, as we had to find this covered bridge, and it wound up being so far south of the store that we were almost into Brattleboro by the time we found it. Oh well, I'll save that trip for another day.
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