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Thursday, November 30, 2006

After The Storm

Well that was fun. It snowed all day. Here's the last picture of yesterday afternoon. I like the pumpkin's hat...... This morning the sun is out and the snow is sparkling like diamonds. I was worried about the goats last night, but they've gotten very fat and have grown thick winter coats. They were happy to see me this morning, and seemed to be just fine. They're always happy when I bring them water that isn't frozen (I'm carrying buckets this week!), and dry leaves and hay. A crust of bread makes me very popular with the goat crowd. This is Sam, wondering if there might be some bread in my pocket...

Lucy is enjoying a chance to wear her "coat". It's a triangle shawl sort of thing I knitted for her, with long ties to wrap around and hold it on. I stand at the door and say, Do you want your coat? She wags and waits for it, so I guess she likes it...

And here's a shot from out in the yard, next to the goat pen. The white fog on the roof is actually Taos Mountain, looking like she's crusted with sugar. It's a beautiful day in the neighborhood.

And now, I have a surprise for you! I recently found a copy of a favorite childhood book from Christmas long past. Poochy The Christmas Pup came out of the family Christmas boxes every year, and my sisters and I loved it so much. I don't know if our old book is still around, and because it's been out of print for a long time, it was hard to find a copy, but I did it! Gotta love the internet. So I thought I'd share it with you here. It's a short book, so I'll do a page or two a day. I hope you enjoy it! Here's the cover for starters... see you tomorrow with the beginning of the story! Bring the kids!


Anonymous said...

What a sight for sore eyes. The photos make me want to move to New Mexico! Being in Mesa, AZ I don't get to see snow on the ground and can't imaging how I'd drive in the stuff but it sure is pretty to look at. I can hardly wait to start reading the Christmas story you'll be sending. Thanks for this blog.
Beadily yours
Susan Feldkamp
aka Night Beader

Mary Timme said...

Goats, I think are like dogs. They just do what they do, hurt or not, feeling well or not. It is part of being a member of the herd, litter or whatever.

We're in Colorado and we only had about 4 to 4.5 inches of snow. It is melting today, but I think the street in front of the house will be slick in the morning.

Thanks for sharing your Christmas book with us. So far it is good!

Anonymous said...

What a lovely idea! Childrens' stories and book illustrations really delight the senses. It's a pity we can't hear you read it to round off the experience!

Michelle said...

Oh Kim, what lovely photos ! i love your moutain range, it does look like icing sugar coated ! Looks very cold there, brrrrr, keep wrapped up warm ! Not quite so cold here in jolly old England, just wet !! I love Sam, he looks so cute !
I'm really looking forward to reading the book with you !
Keep warm, best wishes,