This afternoon has been one of the few sunny ones this week, and it looks like we shouldn’t get our hopes up about more sunshine.
Rain has pros and cons for shepherds. On the pro side, the grass is regrowing rapidly after last week’s complete pasture mowing extravaganza. On the con side, parasites love wet weather and I’ve noticed that Shirley is looking a little lean of late. I failed to grab her for an eyelid/ anemia check yesterday. Today, I fed her grain with one hand and took a look at her eyelid with the other. A brilliant trick!
Also on the con side, between spending more time in the shed and having wet fleeces, the girls have gotten a little muddy. Time and clean pasture will get that out. On the pro side, my time indoors has allowed me to start knitting with our lovely yarn that came last week. I’ve decided to knit a scarf. For good drape, I am using size 10 needles. The pattern is knit-purl for flatness with about 30 stitches cast on. I’m thinking of using the white for end-tassels. Even though June doesn’t feel like knitting season, consider that garments you make now will be ready just as soon as Fall begins!