What a month! We had hot, hot and very dry weather. Between July and August, we didn’t have any real rain for about six weeks which was even more of a problem because of the really hot temperatures. The second cut of hay was very poor: we had 7 hay bales when we can usually expect 15. We had to buy hay quickly, before the prices jump too high (due to the low hay crop in our region and surrounding areas).
We also bought straw and again we struggled to find any. We found some from Cornwall (although not really far away the drought over there is more severe than ours).
Now we’re ready for winter.
This lack of water has also affected our well and our pond. Unfortunately, the worst weeks happened when we had many family members visiting our home for our daughter’s wedding. We had to take drastic measures to preserve our well for us: we let the swimming pool turn green and we used this water supply for the garden. We went several times to the communal well filling our 1200 L water tank in order to give water to our animals. We did our laundry in town at the Laundromat, ate a lot of picnics to avoid dirty dishes, and did every other little thing we could think of not to waste water …
(Since I know many of you are reading this post let me say a big thank you from all of us for your participation.)
In Mohair news!:
We are delighted to report at long last that we received our yarns: Arctic Wolf,
, Prairie Crocus
and several rovings . We’ll be listing them over the next few weeks on Les Belles Bouclettes. If you’ve been waiting for one feel free to get in touch and we can send it out right away. We are also planning on dyeing some
, and there are some new options available, look for a blog post on yarn very soon!
(And for those of you who know about Canada Post’s threatened disruptions we want to let all our customers know we have alternatives planned and your orders will ship on time!)
For now hope all our readers have a wonderful Labour Day weekend, and good luck as you settle back into September’s routines!