So it hasn't started out really well for me. This morning is really cold, and with the heavy, wet snow we got yesterday, the roads are pretty icy. I headed out with the best of intentions, but at the top of my dirt road there is a hairpin turn to get onto the "main" dirt road that takes me to the paved road. The turn is onto a curving road that is canted at a strong angle. Well, I inched my way forward as I turned, and then suddenly, I was no longer driving the car, it was going its own way. I slid, very slowly, very elegantly, even perhaps "balletically" (if that's a word) into the ditch. It was gentle and slow - because I was barely moving when the whole thing happened. That whole area is just glazed snow and on such an angle that I had no options. The towing service hopes they can come by 2 pm. There are many cars off the road today. No wonder.
Fortunately, there was nothing of great significance on my work calendar today and my administrative assistant can send me things via e-mail if needed. I walked home, bringing with me the 2 dozen eggs that I had been taking to work.
So today I will talk about Poppy, because I have been remiss, and I have not introduced her to my blog yet. We got Poppy a couple of weeks ago, but things have been so busy that I haven't talked about her yet. So here she is!
Poppy is a Suffolk-Dorset-Rambouillet cross. She is simply adorable - very friendly and happy in nature. She has a very long tail, which I have not seen on a sheep before, but it adds to her sweet character. I love the colours in her fleece and she will be easy to shear because she is so good natured. We found Poppy on Craig's List and she was noted for good fleece and milk production so that's why she became part of our herd. She has integrated well with the Icelandic crew and we are excited to have her.