Imagine there's no countries
It isn't hard to do
Nothing to kill or die for
And no religion too
Imagine all the people
Living life in peace

Sonntag, 9. Mai 2010

* New Lives * New Challanges *

Last week finally the yarn from the Faroe Isles arrived thru the ashclouds of Eyjafjallajökull. As expected, it is sooooo beautiful! And it went right over to a yarn shop; all the ladies there were thrilled, too! This yarn can be used in 1 ply, 2 or 3 or 4 or even 6 and you can also mix the colours real well as they still have a very natural attitude. Further I tried a bit of felting, knitted a small piece and washed it in just hot water. Result was much better then felting in the machine; I got a lovely soft and durable woollen texture with still its Lanolin. It is waterresistent and it will even get softer while wearing. Shrinking was not much, maybe around only 10%...

It is May and newborns are everywhere! Yesterday I saw these Shetland Ponies and I had to take some photos. Aren't they cute? The foals are not much bigger then toy animals....despite of this and the blooming trees and flowers it is not very much like May. Actually the most beautiful month of the year uphere it is all gray and nasty and very cold this far! I was out with winterclothes incl. hat and gloves....

All winter I had some millet umbels haging out for the birds and they ignored it, just took all the other food I offered. Suddenly, especially the sparrows are real wild about the millet. Now that breeding season begins for them it seems they want to take up some extra energy. The males are the most eager ones and when the chicks are about to be out of the nest, they are very diligent in caring for them; a real joy to watch them!

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