We are down to 8 remaining sheep now. A couple weeks ago, some nice folks came up from PA and took Quinn and her ram lamb (Trooper), and Cozette and her lambs Tug and Tessa back home with them. That got Quinn out of the barn where she had been sharing a "cell" with Rose. Quinn actually was louder than Rose when it came right down to it. But Rose was the instigator. Anyway, Rose and her lambs now have more room in the barn, and outside we have the two rams, and Penny and her lambs. Thankfully, they are very quiet. Even Rose isn't so bad now, but I know she'd go back to her old ways if we let her out again.
We've gotten most of the stuff on the outside of the house done, except for two basement windows that need their trim scraped and repainted. But the other two windows and the lattice and trim around the enclosed porch are done. Looks much nicer. And, we took the old wallpaper off the dining room walls and painted it a nice sunny yellow. It looks SO much better. The next room will probably be our bedroom. Then we have to decide what to do with the kitchen. Before the whole zoning thing blew up in our faces, we were going to gut it entirely and have new cabinets, countertops and a new floor, but now we're not sure. Don't want to spend a ton of money if we're not going to be here for very long.
Ken and I went to a shibori/natural dyeing class this past weekend. It was rather a whirlwind of dyepots and wool and silk, but fun nonetheless. Icelandic wool dyes REALLY nicely. I did some shibori dyeing on pre-felt and silk scarves, and we took some handspun wool to dye, and Ken did some shibori techniques on pre-felt, so we have a few samples of various things to show off. Might put some pictures up here soon.