Saturday, August 7, 2010


Hey, about time for an update! I discovered that I was even luckier than I realized with that tornado. I've found that the southwest corner of my barn shifted about 4 inches on the foundation. I'm lucky the whole thing didn't come crashing down on all my animals!

After over a month of rain every two days, we finally were able to get a second cutting of hay. We loaded the last of it into my barn around 8:30 last night. This morning it is raining. I probably already have enough for the year, so I may end up being able to sell some hay if we get a third cutting.

Kora has fit in really well with my other dogs, and has brought a lot of laughter to my world. She is just so dang entertaining.

We are two weeks into our intermediate agility class. She could be an excellent agility dog if she had a better handler! She catches on quickly, it is I who needs to practice. I knew I was in for trouble when the instructor said that agility is a dance between you and your dog. I can't dance to save my life! Oh well, we are having a lot of fun with it. We are getting into some more technical stuff now, where the position of your shoulder by just a few centimeters can make a difference. I've been watching some agility videos on youtube, paying more attention to the handler than the dog. I get all excited when I see a move that we just learned in class. With her long body, Kora looks like a snake when doing the weave poles.

Based on this photo, would anybody care to take a guess about my big news on the fiber related front?


Joy said...

Kora looks like a doll! What kind of loom did you get - inquiring minds and all that ;o)

Sheryl at Providence Acres Farm said...

She looks so cute and sweet! Good wishes for the agility classes. I'm sure it just takes practice.

alke said...

You've got a weaving loom!
YAY for weaving, and for you for taking it on ;-)
You already got a nice loomdog.

Cindy said...

Is your weaving loom in your new building or is it in the nice comfy house? And, I love Kora, too!!

Lona said...

Heddles! Yea! A loom...

I'd like to hear more about the weaving studio and its progress, as well as what you will have to do to fix the barn. Maybe nothing? (How do you even begin to move a barn 4" back to where it was?)

Anonymous said...

I don't know what kind of loom it is, but judging from the amount of rust on those heddles you've got some work to do before the first warp gets on it!
Vey cool though, can't wait to see more of it!


Eyes to See said...

I check nearly daily for your posts! SO glad to see one! And a doggy post; I love doggy posts! Now we want to see a little video clip of ya'll doing agility. I know nothing of looms, but plenty of your readers do, I see!

Anonymous said...

I also check nearly daily to see how you are getting on. Glad I live in a part of the world where tornados (and major flooding for that matter) are not a problem. Oh, a loom! My dream house has a studio where I can happily play with fibre to my heart's content. I often wish I could come and play at yours!