Today is Friday, so it's time for Eden Hills' Friday's Hunt. Today I am quite sad, because my dear goat Fezzik died last night. He was a very special goat, and I am heartbroken at having lost him. Today's post will be a bit subdued, I think, because I am not in a very jolly frame of mind at the moment. Routine is good, though, when life throws a curve ball, so I'm still doing Friday's Hunt.
Today's subjects are: Starts with W, Week's Favourite, and Machine.
Starts with W
I knew that W was approaching, so a few weeks ago I took this picture of our weathervane, on a sunny day. This weathervane is on the top of the outbuilding that will be Marc's motorcycle workshop. I love the fact that it is a rooster, since I am so fond of chickens. It makes a squeaking sound when it turns, so I always know when the wind is changing if I am outdoors. If you look closely, you will also see the W for west in the picture!
My favourite picture this week was not taken this week. It is a picture taken about five years ago, when my goat, Fezzik, was young. I chose it because Fezzik died sometime last night, and I am so heartbroken at his passing. He was my favourite goat, and he was gone too soon. He was a wee runt of an angora goat that I bought on a bit of an impulse. He could not stand up on his own when I bought him, and was tremendously weak and compromised due to numerous health issues. It took about 3 months for him to be able to stand up on his own for any length of time. He was always falling over when I first got him, and he could not stand up again when he fell. I was so very honoured to have him for nearly 6 years. He was a dear goat, and a daily reminder to me that even when the odds are stacked against you, you can still make it through. I will miss him tremendously.
Here are a couple of machines that I hope to start using again very soon. I am still working on organizing my crafting space, but my sewing machine and serger are set up on my work table, and I have some projects that need to be done soon. I am excited because I asked my father to make me a thread spool shelf for Christmas and the project is well underway. It will be great to have a space to store all my thread spools on the wall - it will be useful, but also colourful!
There are so many machines in our lives. I thought about it as I was preparing this post. Almost every room has a machine of some sort. There is the washing machine and the dryer, the dishwasher, the oven, the stand mixer and food processor, the immersion blender, the toaster oven, the grandfather clocks (well, they are a machine of a sort!), the central vac system, the computers, the printers, the cars and motorcycles, the snowblower and roto-tiller, the list goes on! We have so many machines to help us get things done in our daily lives. I am grateful for the time that some machines save, so that I can spend more time doing things I truly enjoy. I'm also grateful for the machines that help me do things I enjoy, like sewing, and even my spinning wheel, which is another machine - albeit a very old fashioned one.