Saturday, February 9, 2019

First Calf Born....2019


Here she is....one week early !


Little Sister.....Calf 1

Our first calf born this year !






Little Sister was born 

out in the field in the snow.

The Cow Boss went out and found her and Mama

and herded them both back to the barn.



We did the morning chores in the snow today:


Mother cows in the snow...





This is the view as we drove over to the

cow barns this morning...






We are bedding the barns today...









The Cowboy is on his way into the barn

to get the straw bales for bedding...



This is the view of our place

across the river from the cow barns:


A snowy morning here in Western Oregon !


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Thursday, February 7, 2019

Bulls....this winter


We are wintering over 6 bulls this year...



4 Shorthorn Bulls and 2 Angus Bulls



The Angus bulls are 2 years old:


This is Lewis...




and this is Clark



The Shorthorn Bulls are 3 years old:


Fernando....
he throws all the beautifully colored calves





Clive





Slim





Jess










Sunrise this morning....in the back yard

27 degrees





Across the river are the 2 cow barns...




Close Up View...

A few cows resting in the orchard



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Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Snow...2019


We woke up to a world of white

here in Western Oregon




View out the living room window...






We will be heading out to do 

chores in the snow...

across the river are the calving barns.

The calves are due in 2 weeks.






In our yard...

Thread Shed and Hen House







We are now across the river,

heading over the hills to the cow barns

to feed the mama cows...






You can see our red barn across the river

@ our place...





These mama cows will be having

their babies very soon.



After all of the cattle are fed,

I head up to the Quilt Palace

to meet up with the Harlan Valley Quilters



This hand pieced hexagon quilt is basted

and ready to machine quilt...





Tim Holtz Eclectic Fabric Line






Back side of the hexagon quilt





My Floral Monet quilt is also basted and

ready to go under the needle.





I spent the afternoon varnishing 

these two cupboards.

Lots of drawers for storing quilting supplies...

I am jazzed!






It was a good SNOW DAY 

here in Western Oregon



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Monday, February 4, 2019

Hexagon Table Runner....


It's time for a new...




Hexagons.....always a favorite to hand piece





This is what 170 hexagons looks like





This is how big they are...





A hexagon is measured by one of the sides...

1  1/2 inches along one of the 6 sides




I use a glue stick to baste the fabric to the 

paper hexagon




I am using 20+ fabrics...

some of them are my hand dyes




some of them are commercial batiks




they are all bright and cheerful...

which I need on these gray, rainy days of winter

here in Western Oregon




This table runner will brighten up our kitchen





And so it begins...





so far, the fabrics are getting along...





this color story is working...

I will keep going





The runner will be 16 inches wide















I will be taking this with me when I travel,

so I pinned the hexagons 

to a piece of muslin...





The hexagons will stay in order

as I sew them...

they will NOT be sewn to the muslin




16 x 66 inches





is just the right size to carry the

hexagon table runner.







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