Jumping in with both feet this last week, I went and helped some neighbors butcher some of their chickens and roosters Thursday night. Be glad I skipped pictures of that.
A much more photo-friendly first time experience came on Friday afternoon when we went to feed another neighbor's lambs. She takes the ones a friend can't keep, called bummers, (usually twins and triplets) and bottle feeds them until they are old enough and eventually sells them later in the year. We threatened to smuggle Princess, the littlest lamb, on out, but with all three of our kiddos our hands were full enough.
I am awaiting a call anytime now to go back to the farm where I went for butchering to see their goats kid. The first is due tomorrow! I am excited about this opportunity and will take the camera for that.
And finally, something I wanted to do for a long time is about to happen. We were talking with someone the other day asking who to call about different things in the area when he asked if there was anything else we wanted. I said I wanted to learn to knit or crochet. He instantly mentioned someone and said he'd pass on my info to her because she knits up a storm.
She called me yesterday and is going to come over tomorrow for my first lesson. She learned to crochet when she was six from her mother. She then learned knitting from her first husband. She's now a grandmother to nineteen with another on the way and a great-grandmother. She just likes to teach others for fun.
She was friends with the father and uncle of the woman who owned our house before she was friends with her. The former owner here moved in in 1958 and is currently 92 years old. I have no idea what to expect tomorrow, but I am sure excited! I'll set up a little tea time for us to enjoy during our lesson.