Today was a great day! I just love it when things go right. I started out the day with a felting class. I did a small needle felted flat scene (as opposed to my previous efforts in needle felted sculptures) of a sheep. It was fun to play with a different technique.
Then, I made a felted bead! These are easy and fun - I'll be making more!
The class was held at the Madhaus Gallery in Winterset, Iowa. It was a fun place to spend time, and there are some beautiful items in the gallery. I also learned about wet felting flat pieces and I can't wait to try it out!
Afterwards, I went for a haircut, which is a nice way to feel good about spring coming and enjoy a little bit of being pampered. When I was there, Maggie from Prairieland Herbs dropped by to bring some of her wonderful products that the salon sells for her. What amazing timing! Anybody who lives anywhere near Iowa should go check out Maggie's shop - just walking in the door is a treat with all the lovely scents of lavender, sage, cedar, etc. It's worth a trip! Go on a Sunday - she has free samples on Sunday!!
Then I came home to my piece of heaven and spent some time with the critters of course.
Luna is adorable as always, and growing up quickly.
I love my Dutch bantam chickens. They are so small and delicate, smaller than pigeons really. Mine aren't laying eggs yet, but hopefully they will soon. This is one of my three hens.
Here is Clover the sheep! She's due to have babies in April! See her baby bump?! On the other side is Opal, the Nigerian dwarf goat. She is such a friendly little goat - one of my favorites!
Here is Clover again (right-most sheep) with KitKat (brown sheep) who is also due in April and she is showing a baby bump too! To her left, just coming into the picture, is Oreo, our 3rd ewe due in April or early May.
Valentino, our angora buck, likes to try to lick my nose. I don't know why....
Hoping for another great day tomorrow - stay tuned for a special post tomorrow evening announcing our new herd members!