Even though we are having a pretty grey run of weather with never ending mud, the days are just flying by. I have been getting a backlog of spinning projects going, and over the weekend my grandson and I went up to Maple Lane Pottery to visit during the Maine Pottery tour. We had a lot of fun, and got to make some pinch pots in Robbi’s studio.
On the farm front, Peanut continues to grow like a weed, and she is now spending all day every day outside with her friends. She has really matured quite a bit in the last week, and can hold her own even with most of the mamas. When she came in last night for her last bottle and bed, she ran right over to the little container that I have had out for her and gobbled up all the sweet grain that was in it.
Peanut has nighttime “quarters” in the upstairs bathroom, where she can move around and she has her sleeping tub, but we also have a large dog crate in the living room (I know, the things you find in farmers’ homes) for her. She has her hay and grain in there, along with some salt and mineral mix. She is doing very well with the hay, for sure.
And so I think that when this run of nasty, drippy, damply cool weather is over, the middle of next week may be our target for getting Peanut outside for the overnights as well. She is still taking four 12 oz bottles a day, so we shall see if she cuts back on that to three or not. That makes it just a little bit easier on us! Every evening when she joins us back in the house she looks bigger to me, and doesn’t look for much cuddling any more. Wah, wah! Our little Peanut is growing up :*)