The Dye House Update
Certainly the above photo is less than glamorous, but I did want to show you that we're making progress on my dye house. This past week, based on the maxim of "Use it up, wear it out, make it do, or do without..." we re-installed the old vinyl floor covering, found the original metal strips for that, moved in the big sink and counter; installed the drain, also installed the faucet, so water isn't far behind; cleaned all the junk out, hooked up the old kitchen range and found it working perfectly, so it will double as a heater as well as a four-burner, large oven source for all kinds of hot-water projects. All in all, still have a way to go, but we're getting there! It will be ready before winter. It's hard to see, but that bright spot on the back wall is an old fashioned washboard...great for small felting projects.
No picture needed, here. I'm sure most everyone has a pretty good idea of what crows look like. On PBS on Sunday, the program, Nature, will feature A Murder of Crows. (Of course, in the event you don't know...."flocks" of crows are called "Murders"...and we'll find out why by watching!) Crows irritate me no end! That's because we have raucous "murders" of the darned things all around us. Occasionally they gather in groups of about 200 or so, and swarm the nests of raptors with a noisy cacophony. But they are among the MOST intelligent of all animals in the world. They have over 250 distinct calls, mate for life, raise their young for as long as five years, and the program should be fascinating.
Well, we've lost a few. Originally we had 17; then, one died and we went to 16. Two escaped into the wild. Two more died...so the tally now stands at 12. They are very difficult in some ways to raise, and easy in others. They are such engaging birds. I really hate the thought of Thanksgiving right about now.
Still making their way south of New River. The dogs go bananas at their honking.
Have a great weekend! FREEZE WARNING tonight. Move the tender plants inside! Or give it up...finally! Supposed to get down into the UPPER TWENTIES! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr! Thank you for all your comments everyone!! Oh, and by the way, after a little more practicing on the squeezebox...(Debbi, you're a caution!) nobody within miles will be able to beat me at arm-wrestling!
See you Monday!