Saturday, June 16, 2007

Curly Q

Today the children and I went to visit my friend Maria.
She lives on a farm in Ardee. It's about an hours drive from Dublin. She called last week and said that the Wenslydale sheep had been sheard and that she had two for me. A Ewe and a lamb fleece. Maria is part of the Felters Guild in Ireland and we had been talking sheep at one of the workshops recently. She told me that she had a small flock of about 13. She bought half that many a year of so ago, to keep the paddocks down and because she just loved the breed. I can't say I blame her. They are as cute and curly as can be.

Her farm is breathtaking. I just can't explain how beautiful it is. OLD with gorgeous gardens. Not the type that are to prissy, but lovely built up stone planters and outbuildings. Horses, chickens, ducks, sheep and pheasant that just seem to roam around freely on the property. Lots of babies. DD was in heaven. Gravel paths to run, Gigantic Veg patches and green houses. Very self sufficient. She bakes, cooks, takes care of the animals while DH is out at the other farm working the real job of raising beef cattle. Not that Maria doesn't have a full time job plus...

She's a little slice of heaven and a sweet as can be. She came and tracked me down when I turned the wrong direction and got lost. Thanks for a very memorable and lovely morning.

If The World Was Flat

If the world was flat I'd have an excuse for not blogging. It not, so I'll blame it on Eircom. Two days before we moved, DH called to get our new phone number and get our broadband reasigned to the new house. OK, they said. You will have 3-4 more days before we disconnect you line. OK, we said and before DH got off the phone, our internet was snapped off!! Wait!! Call back!! I'm not ready to be without it! I still have a few very important things to do and emails to send!! So he calls back. I'm sorry (sure) but once we've switched off your internet, we can't turn it back on. It will be 7-10 days before your new internet is in place, provided we don't get to busy. Thanks! GGGGRRR!!!!
So two weeks later, we find that we have finally got internet. After searching far and wide for wifi or an internet cafe to check our mail. Now I'm happy, although the digital camera has left for the USA on Thursday, so no pictures at the moment. May try to see if I can get our cast off one to work. The kids take some interesting pictures with it.

Thanks so much for all the nice comments on the house. We're getting unpacked a little at a time and the crafty room I'm sharing with the crafty daughter is starting to take shape. It's great to see her little face across the room creating away. She loves it, although she did fall down the stairs today in her slippery socks. I'm sure she'll have a few bruises tomorrow, but it could have been worse.

Now it we could get the cable sorted out!