Someone mentioned my machine – it’s an old Bernina 1230 and I own 2 of them. I’ve had the original one for many years and then I bought another used one. It’s the best machine and I don’t want to “trade up”. We bought a Bernina 440 and I tried it but hated the shield over the thread carriers down to the needle because it hit right on the line of my bifocals. Connie has it and loves it.
Next question – someone asked if I was involved in rescue work and I am but the dogs you see here are boarding here while their owners are on vacation. I have one large room with a doggie door going outside to a very large yard and I only keep dogs owned by my family, friends or church family. I am not a licensed boarding kennel and I do not keep dogs in cages of any kind. They have lots of freedom here and the little dogs live in the house with me instead of the shop. I am adding more rooms and yards because I’m so overbooked I cannot take any new clients at the moment. The dogs that stay with me are very safe and quite happy.
The blizzard last week was one of the worst and this picture was taken before it got really bad. At that time I could not even see the fence that you see in this picture. Tragically a married couple in our area ran in the ditch and decided to walk to their home which was very close. The wife froze to death and the husband is in critical condition.
Sorry – this photo uploaded twice at a bump of my finger!! I read on Pinterest that goats like Christmas trees so I hauled ours to the barn still in the stand. I couldn’t get out of the way fast enough – they were all crowding in to get a bite. Here it is a few days later – I think they like it!
A Colton update – he loves to lay on the concrete sill and watch the birds eating just a few feet away.
One last thought – I walked out of the house this morning and I heard wings flapping. I looked up from the ramp right by the house and an eagle flew out of the tree – an eagle!!! He flew north into our grove and I so hope he comes back. This is only the 2nd eagle I have ever seen and to think he was sitting right outside our porch in the maple tree. It was thrilling!
Hope this uploads in the right order – I’m trying something new so bear with me. I will check to see if the photos appear with the correct text. Keeping my fingers crossed.