Saturday, 14 August 2010

Scarves, Eggs, Shows and what I did on my way home from Stornoway last Wednesday.....

Another long gap between blogs I'm afraid.  Not sure why, but guess it's just the time of the year.  So much to do!  Here is our current project - making scarves.  Fringeing and finishing.  There will be a variety of different materials - Linsey Woolseys, linens and Harris Tweeds, so something for everyone.

We went through a spell when there were very few eggs in the nest boxes, then discovered that the hens had found themselves new places to lay.  Here is a very cosy spot we discovered in the byre, and who can blame the hen who thought that a nice sheepskin nest was her idea of heaven!


And talking of eggs - how's this for a whopper!  Weighing in at 113g - we haven't found which hen laid it, but guess that watery eyes and crossed legs might be clues.


On my way home from a trip to Stornoway on Wednesday, I got accidentally locked in the public toilet beside the Kinloch Historical Society premises near Balallan.  The handle came off the door and left me trapped inside.  I had to dial 999 to get released, so I'm taking this opportunity to thank the lads from the Stornoway Fire and Rescue Service for their speedy response to my plea for help.  In future I shall try to make sure and "go" before I leave home!

We didn't get to see the annual meteorite shower this year - unfortunately the weather has been too cloudy for that.

Last Friday was the North Harris Agricultural Show and it was a good day out.  Baggy the Aylesbury drake won a second prize, one of his mates won a first, and the cockerel who used to look like a starling won a second.  So all in all, a good result for the Croft 37 Poultry.  I spent the afternoon spinning Falkland wool on my Ashford Traveller wheel in the crafts tent, and it was a very relaxing enjoyable time chatting to passersby.  There's not a huge amount of spinning going on here these days, so its a real pleasure to devote some time to it.

5 comments:

JM said...

lol...........

Pamela Terry and Edward said...

That egg is astounding! What an omelet that would make.

And I had to laugh at your public toilet lock in! I have a horror of that myself.

Love, love those scarves!!

Joanne B Kaar said...

Did you have your knitting with you during your lock in??!!

dancingbeastie said...

Thank goodness for the advent of mobile phone coverage in the Highlands and Islands, otherwise you might still be locked up!

As for that egg - are you sure you haven't any stray ostriches around? If I'd been that hen, I'd have asked for a cesarian.

dancingbeastie said...

Thank goodness for the advent of mobile phone coverage in the Highlands and Islands, otherwise you might still be locked up!

As for that egg - are you sure you haven't any stray ostriches around? If I'd been that hen, I'd have asked for a cesarian.