February has been a fairly delightful month, I’d say–at least for us. (I’m sure there are quite a few people on the east coast who wouldn’t agree.) We’ve been getting to know our goats, had a week of sunny warmth, a couple of weeks of bitter freezing temperatures, lots of snow, and time to make things indoors.
The kids worked with Sculpey clay yesterday.
Zia made a whole menagerie, starting with this dove.
My green smoothie, topped with coconut flakes and melty homemade chocolate chips.
Starting a wooden baby spoon!
Goats in the basement. It gives us and them something fun to do.
Getting to the clay studio sometimes usually doesn’t happen–so I started making pottery on my own in the basement. It’s not quite the same without a wheel, but hand building has a certain charm of its own. Sometimes I like it even better. Besides, who can beat goats for company?
Zia’s creations. She painted them with acrylics, then coated each one in glittery gold paint.
Another bear in the works!
Waking to winter wonderland mornings.
Making things=happy, silly kids.
This bear isn’t a Santa Fe bear, like the first. He’s a Colorado bear…in springtime. Notice he could use a little more chub around the waist.
Zia’s dove and eggs.
The baby spoon, carved and with its first coat of tung oil.
Zia’s field mouse and a nest of babies.
Last night, roasting marshmallows.
Although February was a good month, I’m looking forward to March and all that comes with it. Around here, of course, that means…MORE SNOW! Yippee.