Happy New Year!

The year started off with some really cold weather here. Luckily the snow didn’t end up as bad as it could have, which always helps. But the below freezing temps and wind, still makes for some biting cold.The heating element I have in the water tank can’t even keep up with this cold, so the tank is frozen solid now. Normally it works pretty good, but this last week must have been too much.

The boys are doing very well considering the cold. I have to admit I was a tad worries about the bucks, but they all snuggle up with the big guys, and everybody stays warm it seems. They also got some additional cozy hay/straw bedding.

There still is plenty to be done blog wise, with re-arranging things, but it keeps ending at the bottom of the list. I’ll get to it one of these days I recon.
I’ve finished a couple of knitting projects during the holidays, so at least that’s moving along. I had gotten a custom order for a baby hat that turned out really cute.
Take a look, isn’t Elias cute in his new little hat? I was worried about the fit, only having measurements, but it turned out fine.

Elias' custom hat Custom alpaca baby hat

The other project I finally finished, after waiting for the buttons for the longest time, is a cabled vest. I’ll have to get some better pictures before putting it up for sale, but it will be for sale.

Handknit cabled vest

Other than that things are moving along. Everybody is settling in nicely after the changes this summer. Boys are easier than girls in some regards, however they are quite a lot more destructive in their behavior (bucks in rut), so more time is spent on repairs. I don’t mind at all.
Hopefully I’ll get this blog sorted sooner rather than later, and get it to where I want it. I’m also working on figuring out how to be able to sell items directly from here, and have a separate linked shop/market. Stay tuned!

Tackle The Thing

 

How about this as an inspiring reminder: In the meantime I’m still in the process of redoing the blogs, and probably also my Etsy store.

TACKLE THE THING
Somebody said that it couldn’t be done,
But he with a chuckle replied
That “maybe it couldn’t,” but he would be one
Who wouldn’t say so till he tried.
So he buckled right in with a trace of a grin
On his face. If he worried he hid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done,
and did it.

 

 

Somebody scoffed: Oh, you’ll never do that;
At least no one has ever done it”;
But he took off his coat and he took off his hat,
And the first thing we knew he’d begun it.
With a lift of his chin and a bit of a grin,
Without any doubting or quid it.
He started to sing as he tackled the thing
That couldn’t be done,
and did it.

 

 

There are thousands to tell you it cannot be done,
There are thousands to prophesy failure;
There are thousands to point out to you, one by one,
The dangers that wait to assail you.
But just buckle in with a bit of a grin,
Just take off your coat and go to it;
Just start to sing as you tackle the thing
That “cannot be done,”
and you’ll do it.

 

 

– Edgar A. Guest