but, I guess I was naughty ’cause I got a bundle of sticks for Christmas…
which is what I asked for. Thanks, Santa! I have finally convinced Dave that lumber, field fence, and fence posts are suitable as Christmas presents. I used to get “a roll of fencing/a load of 1 x 4’s isn’t a Christmas present”. Yes it is.
I used to raise and show Rex rabbits. I had over 100 rabbits and a 20′ x 30′ barn of hanging cages. By the time we moved here, I’d gotten out of the Rexes and had 7 Angoras. Dave built me a nice 10′ x 12′ barn for them. They got old or sold and now I have just two Angora rabbits (although it was kinda cold a few weeks ago, so I thought the buck and doe would be warmer in the same cage). Dave built me some really nice hutches that I can move around – with a tractor. I swear the guy doesn’t know the meaning of “I want something I can move around.” as in without having to go get the tractor or three neighbors.
The 10′ x 12′ barn is slowly turning into my wool sorting and storage room. We put a floor in it last month and now are working on siding – my bundle of sticks. The rabbits were in there for years without getting wet, so I was thinking no problem with the wool. I somehow forgot that when the rabbits were in there, we were in the drought and it seldom rained. It’s sure raining now – we are at 87 inches for the year measured at the reporting station a few miles from us. I’ve sure had to quit boasting about not having any drainage problems in the sheep barn now that we actually have some moisture that needs draining.
I made Dave a pair of socks for Christmas with my circular sock machine.
This is the first time I’ve tried commercial sock yarn on the machine. It was on sale and I thought the camouflage colors would appeal to Dave. He was delighted – says they will be great the next time he decides to go hunting without wearing his boots. ( an aside – I’ve decided that I do not like superwash yarn at all. I miss the blooming of ‘real’ wool)
Since Dave felt that a bundle of sticks was really not “personal”, he added ..
this amazing pair of jammy pants. I’m still rolling on the floor laughing – he said “I don’t what that pattern is”. It’s Mickey Mouse! I love Mickey Mouse, but am just a tiny bit glad that they aren’t my size and that Dave saved the receipt.