It has been a pretty spectacular summer so far here in Middle Earth. We are hot today, but we have had some pretty gorgeous days in the 80′s, so whining is not allowed. I signed up for the Tour de Fleece once again with Team Cranky Pants and Team Dyeabolical Yarns. So far, I have fixed the drive band on the spinning wheel. Ripped the old spinning off the bobbins. I fear leaving the spun fiber on the bobbins for 3 years glued it all together. It currently looks like this.
Rachel’s Dyeabolical Falkland fiber in the Ricky colorway. I love it. There will be more pictures when I actually have something on the bobbin to show you.
We have also been moulting here.
This is just a small sample of the fur the pup has been shedding since June. I have it everywhere, inside and outside. Tonythegrasscuttingguy is absolutely stunned by the sheer volume of it. I take piles of it out to the garden area and just put it down there for the birds and animals to take. The rug is a constant mess. I’d blame it all on Grover, but Stinky adds her fair share. Today, the boy went for a bath and day at camp. He is exhausted, of course, but, happy.
I had to get a different car. Frank, the Buick, had a case of terminal old crappy car disease, so he had to go. I purchased a small used SUV thinking that the pup could get in and out without too much trouble. Of course, I was wrong. It is quite a distance for a 9 year old giant breed dog to go, so I bought him a ramp to get in and out of the car. I also remembered that he is a guard dog breed so training was going to require the Steak ‘n Shake cheese Steakburger training method. It only took 3 cheeseburgers to get him trained to use it and now he’s a champ. He looks adorable in the cargo hold behind the seats. He’s also quite a bit safer in that area.
Well, that’s what I’ve been up to. Not particularly exciting, but that is how my life goes and I’m just okey-dokey with it.
Have a good one!!!