Sunday, February 21, 2010

More Presents and Some Pictures!

My seed order came in from Johnny's! Woo hoo! Now I just need to wait for the snow to melt and for the soil to warm up. Only a few more weeks months.


My teat dip came in! It was backordered when the rest of the goat stuff came in. To answer the question Kelly from Mainely Ewes left in the comments (will I use a teat spray to prevent mastitis), I'm going to wash her udder before milking with soap and water, and I'll dip her teats with the dip after milking. This teat dip gets mixed with water and makes a gallon total. It's got Chlorhexadine as the active ingredient, so it should be really good at preventing bacteria from entering the teats. [For those of you who may not be familiar with milking, when you milk an animal their teat sphincters (the muscle that controls the opening of the teats) gets relaxed and can let bacteria enter after milking. The dip will help close up the sphincters and kill any bacteria that may be lurking].





I also finished my fingerless mittens! They're not exactly the same. There are few little things like the thumbs and the length of ribbing on the cuff. I tell ya what, those thumbs were no the easiest things in the world to knit. I like the second (blue one) one better. I also didn't correctly bind off the ribbing at the top of the mitten. I was supposed to bind off in a ribbing fashion, but the video online made it look tricky so I gave up and just made up my own way to bind off. Oh well!


I could also stand for the palm part to be a tad longer. I'm happy with the way they turned out though!!




I took a few pictures in the garagebarn today. The chickens were piling into the "good" spot of sun. I think they all have to have the same spot even if there are several other sunny spots.



I also managed to get these cool pictures of the lambs.



I love this one best.

6 comments:

Jennifer said...

Great Pictures! The fingerless gloves look really nice, good job. The lambs are sooo cute, I like how the sun is shining in on them.

Marie said...

they are adorable....but they grow....

Becky said...

Yay for presents in the mail! :) Great job on the mittens!! I love the colors. They look really comfortable. Who cares if they're not completely the same :) I've yet to make two mittens exactly the same.
Those pictures of the animals are wonderful! What great lighting. That little ewe lamb is so cute that she doesn't look real! Can you send her to live with me?

Susan said...

I love the fingerless mittens--and I am totally smitten with the darling lambs!

Linda said...

Nice job on the mittens! Now you know what you need to do to change the pattern so it fits you.

And the lambs are so cute.

Deb said...

That one picture of the chickens sunning is gorgeous Katie! Can you send it to me unsized so I can print it? I would like to frame it. Love you, Momma

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