Saturday, June 12, 2010

lyons and lambs

It rained all day. I heard some rumblings of thunder in Saratoga this morning, but generally the day was just a constant, steady, quiet rain. Weather for tea and sleeping dogs, guitars and books. It was one of those days where the farm work is based entirely around comfort of the animals, true creature comforts. Things like lining the sheep shed with fresh straw so they had a dry place to chew their cud. I can sit inside and sip some tea knowing my small flock is dry and out of the weather, eating their lunch a second time on warm bedding while the wind howls. I like seeing them from the kitchen, all of us watching the weather from our homes. It is easier to enjoy your Lyons when you know your lambs are content.


Blogger doglady said...

As I told my Dad on the phone tonight, please don't send your weather my way. Yes, it is wonderful to sit inside on a drippy day but there is sooooo much to do outside to be truly ready for summer. Last weekend, we had enough rain for the whole summer.

June 12, 2010 at 8:31 PM  
Blogger SouthernHeart said...

Someone else who orders Lyons all the way from Ireland? I love Lyons AND lambs.

June 12, 2010 at 9:02 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

While I'm about ready for summer now, I do still love a good, quiet rainy day, complete with creature comforts. I can only imagine how much more satisfying it must be to be cozy inside while knowing that those who depend on me are also warm and safe.

June 12, 2010 at 10:32 PM  
Blogger Erika said...

If you ever get over to the Saratoga Farmers' Market, come say "hi" at the table that sells burritos and smoothies!

June 12, 2010 at 10:52 PM  
Blogger Sense of Home Kitchen said...

Sounds like the weather we have been having. At least it forces us to slow down a little.

June 12, 2010 at 11:37 PM  
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June 13, 2010 at 6:15 AM  
Blogger Jenna Woginrich said...

erika, where and when is it? saratoga is just 40 minutes from the farm!

June 13, 2010 at 6:37 AM  
Blogger Justine said...

No rain here just lots of fog but that kind of weather is awesome too! Hope you had a semi-relaxing day!

June 13, 2010 at 7:24 AM  
Blogger Erika said...

It's every Saturday from 9-1. It's right in downtown Saratoga, just behind where the police station is. It has it's own dedicated pavilion. It's so wonderful. On the 26th instead of being with Funky Fresh Foods, I will actually be helping a lady who makes heritage soaps because she'll be at a fiber festival that day.

June 13, 2010 at 2:24 PM  

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