|Posted by fireweedfiber on October 10, 2020 at 1:45 PM|
The colors this Fall have been exquisitely beautiful to my eyes, especially looking out over the valley I sit above on a small ridge. As I drive into town, I realize the leaves are leaving the trees, coloring the ground below and leaving some trees striped and bare. They stand like stark skeletons against the standing gold and yellow of neighboring trees. Fall is fading and we are preparing for a new season, winter.
My time has been outside trying to get all things right for the coming darkness, cold and snow. Many little details to remember and address.
One of my elder ladies has died. She lost weight, her reflexes slowed, and even when I isolated her, she had no strength left, yet hang on for what seemed like a long time( a week). I made her comfortable, was supportive, and yet she took her time. Goats have done this before with me. They are hardy critters, stubborn, and like some humans, its hard to say to goodbye. She will be missed in the herd. More then half my herd is in the senior/elder category, and with the coming winter it will put more of them at risk. It is part of having livestock, birth, death and all the life in-between. It is a cycle I have loved and celebrated for over 45 years now….and is why I am late with this newsletter, she just passed this week, her name was Io, named after a carter on the moon. Her family line was all named around that theme.
Our next Meeting will be Oct 17 at 11:00, and thanks to Nancy Field’s generosity, we will have her new office space to meet at. It is an open space and allows for physical distancing and we encourage you to wear a mask if that is what you do……For this meeting please bring a project you have recently completed to share with us, we all need inspiration! We also need instructors, yes members its you! We each have skills and by sharing we can all grow in knowledge, inspiration and maybe new skills!! Let’s make it a creative and challenging winter of fun learning together…. you may volunteer to teach/share or be volunteered Let me know what you want to share and in which month & I can post it in the newsletter.
I still have purple poppies blooming! They are the tall ones with big blooms.
Take care of yourself, be safe and be creative, its in your nature!! See you on the 17, Lee