Well, it is lovely outside, though I think it would be a lot lovelier in say, December, or January, or even February…we had just commented last night that the driveway is finally free of most of the ice and snow which has covered it all winter and made traversing it to the shed an act of faith, and they are saying 3-7 inches. Well, we easily have three so far: N.J. type snow: wet and heavy, weighing down the trees, big flakes. I was going to the grain store this a.m. but it will be a lot easier to wait til the afternoon when the snow is scheduled to stop…so instead I mixed up some sweet bread dough to make sticky buns.
Still no lambs, though they should start any day now. None of them looks REALLY ready, so I’m guessing that the rams just missed one cycle and rebred those few who WERE mounted when they didn’t settle, nine days later…We shall see…Anyway, fifteen of them are bred, by three different rams, so sometime in the next three weeks we WILL have lambs!
I will be taking the services on Sunday at church. The interim rector is off in Florida for the week, recovering from Holy Week and Easter, always exhausting. (It’s so nice not to be doing that anymore!) So, I suppose I could also work on my sermon (I hate sermons!) but I think it’s already in there, ready to go, so it just requires writing it down in case some poor soul, for some reason, actually wants a copy of it. (I would think that hard of hearing would be a blessing during most sermons, but I seem to be in the minority: for some reason, people in churches seem to like being preached at. I don’t. I have heard a few good sermons in my life. But for the most part, I think it is not a very effective way to foster spiritual growth, and instead tends to get people stuck in their heads. Nevertheless, for all those years, it was something I had to do: part of the job! Oh, well. )
With the flu, I still haven’t finished my St. Patrick’s Day sweater. Luckily, it will work next year as well, and in between. Last night I kitchenered (okay, made up word) the shoulder seams, so I’m ready to start a sleeve tonight, while we continue to watch “The First Churchills”. I can sort out patterns as I sort out Charles II, JamesII, William and Mary and the other characters in this well done British costume drama. I love it. Susan Hampshire, of course, who played in most all of those BBC costume dramas, it seemed, back in the 60’s and 70’s…and beyond, plays Sarah Churchill…forgot the guy who plays her husband, but he’s very good. I recommend it. Good ol’ Netflix.