Friday, February 4, 2011

Whatcha been doing?

I started milking the goats...not this one though.  (Story for another post.)

In doing so, I now have to get up at 5:30.  IN---THE---MORNING.  In case you didn't get that.  Said goat needs to be milked twice a day, twelve hours apart.  I saw the sun rise this morning.   Meh, I'd rather be in bed.  Did I mention we have four feet of snow.  That's not an exaggeration, though I am prone to such.  We have FOUR feet of snow.  At 5:30 in the morning.  Are you feeling sorry for me?  Thank you. 

With my first gallon of milk I made cheese.  I used the recipe in LIVING WITH GOATS.  I won this book last year from their blog.  I met the author and her husband at  Goat School where they were taking photos for this book.  I am not in the book even though I was there.  Does it make me vain that I am disappointed that my picture was not in the book?  Probably.  ANYwho...I had some milk and I made some cheese and it was soooo good, I ate some of it.  A lot of it.  Most of it.  All of it...

Then I was bored and started a quilt for Big Bud who has been  having a rough winter.  It has sailboats on it.  I need a new floor in my kitchen.  Hey I never said this post was going to flow or make sense.  FOUR FEET OF SNOW, 5:30 in the morning,  remember?  The quilt will be six blocks wide by eight blocks long.  I have two strips done.  He may get his quilt by next winter. 

Then I was cleaning out some stuff and found two big boxes of photographs of people I don't know.  Old, dead people.  Well they aren't dead in the pictures, but they probably are in real life.    Why do I have these?  I don't know why, doesn't everyone have boxes of stranger's photos in their drawers?  Well you should.  I found this lady and became somewhat obsessed with her. 

Isn't she lovely?  What do you think, probably 1940's?  That's my guess.  I love her eyes and her hair of course.  There is nothing on the back of the picture so I have no idea her name or where she was from.  NOTE:  Please write identifying information on the back of your pictures in case you die and your ungrateful children sell your pictures to some weirdo at an auction.  It would be very helpful.  Thank you.  So how obsessed am I with this lady?  Umm, this obsessed...

I painted a portrait of a lady I don't know.  It's not quite done, and absolutely not quite accurate but it kept me busy for a few hours. 

Oh look, it's 2:30.  In three hours I get to milk the goat again. 

Smiles from the farm,


  1. You are so talented. The beautifully sewn quilt, home made cheese and and the elegant picture. I must say I am feeling a little insignificant.LOL Seriously though gorgeous quilt and painting.

  2. 5:30 in the morning sucks! Love the quilt to be and the painting though. I think it is horrible when family members sell pics at auction. I always wonder who they were and what happened to them (other than dying of course) see what you've done and I wasnt even up at 5:30 this morning. No I didnt go to bed until 4 in the morning. Insomnia really sucks...LOL.

  3. Oh Lisa the deep snow really brings out your creativity. I knew you painted but you've never shown us one of your paintings before, and I'm loving it! I also adore the start of your sailboat quilt WOW! And then you made cheese too! I think you're having a very unboring winter myself, in between milking and all. ~Lili

  4. OMG, Lisa... you're trains of thought are exactly like mine... I would have gone from goat, to cheese, to book, to project... to pictures.... drift off thinking of the people... and back to goat! What a GREAT day!

  5. When you are up at 5:30 milking goats, see how much you can get done in a day??!! You are so talented Lisa.......o.k, you can kick me now, Char