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Archive for July, 2010

Tour de Fleece completed

July 26th, 2010 by Heidi

The Tour de Fleece has finished, and while there is still roving in my basket I would say it was a resounding success. I spun at least a little bit most every day.


High Noon!

July 20th, 2010 by Heidi

Meet us at High Noon tomorrow at 2-5556 Manotick Main Street, when the doors of the Manotick Village Butcher open for the first time!


Mac attack!

July 19th, 2010 by Heidi

A few months back my laptop was showing signs of being overworked, it was running very slowly and so Steve tried giving it a cup of coffee to perk it up!


Calling Mulligans

July 17th, 2010 by Heidi

There was a term I heard from time to time on the golf course that I would like to apply to today – Mulligans – it is when everybody has a bad first shot and you all start again and pretend it didn’t happen!


RuisDair Dougal

July 15th, 2010 by Heidi

RuisDair Dougal is for sale!


Two wheels are better than one!

July 14th, 2010 by Heidi

Now while I still love Louie my upright Louet spinning wheel, when I came across an Ashford traditional wheel on UsedOttawa for a very reasonable price I couldn’t help myself, I have always loved the look of the traditional wheels.


Moving on!

July 13th, 2010 by Heidi

Last week saw the departure of 9 sheep! Which really was a reason to celebrate, but it is always bittersweet saying goodbye to them.


Home-made liver treats

July 9th, 2010 by Heidi

There are some pretty cool perks to working for a butcher’s shop, one of them being the tasty things to eat we get to enjoy, and share. And right now Charlie thinks I have the best job in the whole world!


Grouse and berries

July 8th, 2010 by Heidi

Doesn’t that sound good! And the berries were, but the grouse was only to be captured with a camera. We both needed a break so decided to blow out the cobwebs with a nice bicycle ride around the block – the block is about 8 miles but is pretty much square and so I think counts as a ‘block’!


Better late than never!

July 7th, 2010 by Heidi

I just realized that I never did come back after lambing round 1 & round 2 to update you on the final lambing tallies. So better late than never, here it is!


Boots ~ 25th September 2000 – 5th July 2010

July 6th, 2010 by Heidi

10 years ago a friend at work asked for my help. He was moving in with his girlfriend who had this kitten. He was horribly allergic to the kitten, so the kitten needed a new home. He knew I was a cat lover, and would take good care of him, I couldn’t say no.


Tour de Fleece

July 5th, 2010 by Heidi
Tour de Fleece

Just in time to make a last minute dash for the start line I heard about the Tour de Fleece. The goal is to spin every day the Tour rides, and as I have been sadly neglecting my wheel in the last couple of months I thought this would be a good way to get me motivated.