While the power was out it was easy to while away time doing embroidery and finishing up my felt ornaments. Technically they are not actually finished as I have to back them, which I will do today. But in the meantime here are 14 seasonal decorations for my craft fair table:
And some close-ups.
I’ve gotten busy with Christmas aprons, too. Here’s an adorable Santa print one:
And I’m about to finish up another one that I’m exceptionally pleased with. Check out the pleated trim I made for the hem:
As for the chickens, they have had an exciting week post-storm. They love all the cut up logs and pecking away at bugs under the bark.
The pullets have started laying for good so now we are getting 6 or 7 eggs a day.
And some of them are the little banties’, which means we now get tiny white eggs in addition to our big brown ones.
Now, on to the best poultry news. As you know, we know longer have our ducks. The ladies left a while ago and Tom a few weeks ago. We were fairly certain he had left for greener pastures, not been eaten. I was worried that another flock of ducks wouldn’t accept a male, though. Well, the day after the hurricane we were cautiously driving around and at the little stream/river where the shaggy cars are who should we see but…
TOM! Jerry! Sally!! Now, it’s possible that these three are not them, but this stream is merely 1/4 mile as the crow (or duck, as the case may be) flies, so it makes sense that they would have found duck friends. And as for my worries about fitting in with other males..
There were many of them! We were so excited we pulled the car over and I got out and yelled Tom! Tom! and he looked up at us. Yes, I did scare them away and they flew off but that’s ok. On a sad day it made us all really happy to see our ducks had found a duck home.