Well we lost another one - this time to a coyote; Big Red is no more. I felt terrible when it happened, as Big Red was the brave one, now it's Blackie. I know this is "the way it is" with farm animals, and it will probably happen again, but I can't help feeling so sad about them both.
And on that note, I also fell terribly sad that George Carlin is gone, much too soon. We sorely need his constant questioning and his acerbic wit was refreshing. I remember clearly when I heard him blurt out the "Seven Words You Can't Say on TV or the Radio". It was 1972, the year after I was married and I can remember thinking that this certainly was a new world if you could say those things in public! http://www.commondreams.org/archive/2008/06/23/9815/ I bought his albums (remember those) and watched his HBO specials and I'll miss him.
So we've been busy as usual, we've been cleaning and painting the new studio/manufacturing space for Heal My Hands and 8 Arms Creative and I'll post photos as soon as we get our office moved into it! The colors are amazing too - wait till you see! We've been doing just a bit of hiking too, and last week up on the Windsor Trail (10,800 ft) there was snow!
Suleiman has been doing a bit of swimming in the pond, and I'll post a photo of it as soon as I get the wrought iron furniture painted up. We bought and released three bullfrog tadpoles too. Unfortunately I didn't realize that bullfrog tadpoles take two years to mature! I was thinking I'd fall asleep to the music of bullfrogs... of well, maybe next year.
I've also made a couple of necklaces, one in braided Irish Linen with drop, pressed glass and silver beads, and another in silver beads with an aquamarine, a pressed glass leaf and a Hill Tribe silver charm. And a very pretty freeform peyote stitch bracelet, which oddly, I can't find the photo of) I call Riverwalk. It really is nice to actually make something beaded that turns out the way it's supposed to. Thanks Marty!