Lately I've been painting and reading, soon I'll be planting and woodworking and painting. On top of all that I would like to do some fiction writing. All this while trying to earn a living, and keeping the farm going. I'm either a multi-tasker or I have an attention deficit, maybe they are the same thing. Whatever the reason, it is why I have not blogged much.
Here are two sketches I've done in March.
This is a path at Lake Superior in a snowstorm. It's still in progress.
This is a sketch of a mossy log from a photo I took in the fall. They're both done in liquid acrylic.
We now have almost our full complement of birds: bald eagles, magpies, juncos, chickadees, redpolls, red-tailed hawks, falcons, osprey, redwing blackbirds, snow owls, sparrows, jays, sapsuckers, geese. We're still waiting for cranes, herons, wrens, hummingbirds and swallows.
No baby llamas yet, and I haven't decided whether or not I will get chicks this year, I probably will. I like the red sussex cross for their big brown eggs, and they are very reliable and healthy birds. I still have a whole batch of roosters and a couple of Araucanas and danish leghorns from a non-sexed group (i.e. you get whatever assortment of males and females they have) from a few years ago. It's a labor of love though, like the rest of my farm. The man who I bought hay from asked me what do you do with all those llamas?
I said, I feed them.
Love to the critters!