Most of his sheep will give birth in the next 2 weeks.
Some have come early. Mostly triplets.
Yews and their Lambs all wear the same red numbers for a little while. Yews sometimes have to be convinced that they can take care of twins and even triplets.
A few years ago Mr G and I were asked to do the lambing for only one day. It was hard work. We're not standing in line to sign up for the job.
This little fellow is very happy receiving a little extra care. Our Farmer friend knows how to hold them just so. They are perfectly comfortable being tucked under his arm with their little feet dangling in the air.
Soon they will all go up to the mountains where they will spend the summer in the high alpine meadows.
Have a wonderful weekend my dear Blogging Friends,
This lonely little kitchen corner, in our Guest Cottage, needed a bit of "interest".
This lonely little walk into my cellar needed a little humph.
My kitchen walls needed texture. Straw from a nearby field was the ticket.
The hall fireplace needed a textured chimney piece.
The entrance hall needed a stone wall.
Empty spaces above windows needed a trumeau.
The "Fresco" to the Cellar. In a hallway of the Castello Estense, Ferrara, Italy, you can admire an ancient Fresco at close quarters. What a surprise! Except for the image, my frescoes have the same texture and appearance as those that I have painted and have shared with my students at our local college workshop. All of the above examples I have created with dry wall compound and builders sand.
Here is how to paint a fresco swag.
Mix 12 cups of builders sand with one box of dry wall compound.
Apply with trowel in broad strokes (not circles).
Let dry, draw design onto wall with acrylic paints.
Note: You can use a stencil if you're not sure of your success in free hand painting.
When dry, cover (yes) your art work with a thin layer of your dry wall mixture. Let dry. Wet an ordinary kitchen sponge and scrub across the parts you want to reveal or " bring out".
Last layer, mix dark beer with colorant (artist gouache, universal tints, or dirty paint water) and with large soft brush, cover the entire surface. Use colors such as burnt umber and burnt sienna for an antique look.
Here I share with you my obsession with Italian Renaissance Ceramics. I decided that painting them would not be so difficult. So I set about learning. My blog is about living the simple country life, tales from our travels and, of course, my hand painted ceramics.
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