27Oct

OK. It’s Officially a Farm…

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I’ve been calling this property “the farm” since we bought it over two years ago. But as of this week, I can officially embrace the moniker and not feel like a wishful-thinker. Check out this collection of livestock! Because of his long work hours, Ted actually laid eyes on the alpacas in daylight for the […]
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29Sep

And then there were TWO

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Israel now has a buddy in the pen. Yesterday we welcomed “Tommy” to our flock! Tommy is about 8 or 9 years old, very tame, and a busy traveler. He’s been to Christmas pageants, elementary school shearing demos, and animal blessings, because of his easy-going nature. Tom was a bottle baby and learned that people […]
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19Sep

I Love the Smell of Orvis in the Morning

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For those who don’t enjoy wool like I do, a little explanation. “Orvis” is a soap used to wash sheep, or sheep’s clothing. I use it to wash my raw wool and it has a nice smell, and reminds me of wonderful times with my hands in a good fleece. Last week, my friend Cyndi […]
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19Sep

Growing Fiber Flock?

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Israel The Sheep’s been here just over a month and already I’m tempted to add to the flock. My friend Cyndi down the street at Paca D’lites Alpaca Ranch tells me one of her boarders is looking to sell a couple of her fiber guys and am I interested??? Answer: the price is very reasonable […]
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26Aug

I am a Shepherd

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OH MY GOSH. The day I have waited for finally arrived, and I was far from ready for it. You see, God knows I wouldn’t ever feel “ready” for sheep to come live here, so He pushed the situation so that I had to get ready quick and not try to plan it out in […]
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26Aug

Patrick’s Ordination

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August 19 was a big day– our friend Patrick Ware (bottom, right) was ordained a Deacon at the cathedral in Dallas. He and his wife Jordan, and son Max will be living in Virginia, as Patrick has a great job waiting for him at Falls Church. We sure miss having them in Texas more often, […]
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26Aug

Aunt Karelin’s Birthday

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On August 12, a day after the actual birthday, we went down to Grand Prairie to attend my Aunt Karelin’s big “Red Hat Society” Birthday Bash. Her neighbors and friends from Wycliffe were there, and we all had a smashing time! We helped create her posh Red Hat, and even Ted modeled it for the […]
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26Aug

“The Back Room” — Whence all chaos retreats

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Here’s the office/misc space. The computer and file cabinet live here, plus everything else that, to this point, has not found a home. When this room was remodeled, Ted raised the roof and ceiling a couple of feet from the original height. We used this space to add a shelf around two sides of the […]
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26Aug

The Master Bedroom… excuse the mess

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Well, I tidied up a little for these pictures, but not much, so focus on the transformation of this room from the way it started out. We added the two closets, window seat and overhead compartment because there was NO storage room here. Someday I hope to make an upholstered cushion for the window seat […]
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26Aug

The Bathroom was finished first… Priorities!

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The rattiest room in the house (which tied with almost every other room in the house) when we bought it was the bathroom. Its makeover was pretty dramatic. We took out the tub and put in a shower stall, with a stack of handy drawers up the wall beside it. The old tub is now […]
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