Seems like all I do is run to the barn to check on everybody – I think by now they all have heated waterers because even with a heater the water freezes. I had to move the three amigos to a different area because the herd needed more room. The bullies were keeping the others from coming in and by giving them the three amigos’ pen, they have room to hide and move away. I can’t let the three run loose with Emma and Charlene however because the pecking order is reversed and they bully Emma and Charlene who are simply too old to deserve to be bullied at this stage in their lives. It is a continuing saga in the barn! And the weather has turned absolutely hateful! Bitter cold and this afternoon very windy – the snow is blowing around and we are preparing for another snowstorm. This Sunday our high for the day isn’t even going to be above zero! Yuck! And it’s the day of our cantata – who will want to come in that cold? Tonight we are performing the cantata at Prairie View, a senior apartment complex in Garner.
Connie is making two couch covers for Andy and AdreAnne’s new couches in beautiful blues from Laundry Basket. Her pattern is Split Squares. Here’s the first one done. I love this shade of blue!
Remember this project that I bought at Conrad last September? I finally got it quilted. I wanted to try matchstick quilting on the longarm machine and I can see it’s very time consuming and much harder than it looks.
I have another quilt ready to go on the machine and the quilters at church gave me 4 quilt tops for missions. After the cantata I will have lots of free time. Except for going to the barn, that is. I can’t imagine what I’d do with all my time if I didn’t have all these animals to take care of. Oh, and that’s another story – there’s been a stray cat in the barn occasionally and he was in there during chores last night. I startled him by accident and he ran out into the cold! I went to the barn several times throughout the evening hoping he’d be back in the goat pen but he was not so Rick suggested I prop one of the sliding goat doors open with a 2×4, just big enough for a little cat to get in. But I have not seen him yet today and that really disturbs me – he has to be cold! Where can he be?? I couldn’t even sleep last night worrying about that cat. If I see it again, I think I should trap it and get it to the vet for neutering or spaying…just in case it’s a female. I don’t want a litter of kittens! You know me – I’ll want to keep all of them!