Monday, November 26, 2007


I hope everyone had a GREAT Thanksgiving. Here at the Funny Farm I had a peacefull yet chilly day. It was the first Thanksgiving without my sons but I had a mouth watering meal and most of the day I spent in the barn watching PINK BUTTS.... That is right - I said it! With the big change in weather I was concerned that it might threw my expecting Angora and Cashmere goats into early labor. It was tons of fun. All week I assembled the items that are required during an assisted birth along with my reading table, lamp, tea kettle and book in hand I sit in the birthing barn watching and listening. As you could guess no one likes to have people watch their butts especially when expecting so it takes a special skill to get a peak without getting them scared. Years of doing this has provided me with skill sets that you do not get in your college classroom or out of a book. Who would believe that this is one of my JOYS in life but it is - I just love being able to help if they need it. No babies right now but I will keep you posted. I can tell you this sure beats football or standing in line with the consumer crazies but that is just me. Give THANKS for all those things in life that make you happy, mine is pink butts!

Friday, November 23, 2007

Take the Pledge

I Took The Handmade Pledge!

The Weather is Frightful

It is the day after Thanksgiving and the malls are filled with shoppers - Not this gal..... Colorado is known for the changing weather - Monday it was 70 and today I have 20 with a wind chill of -4 degrees. All the weird change has got me worried about my expecting mother goats. It has been common place for animals and YES humans to go into labor early because of such weather changes. So yesturday I spent most of the day and night in the barn watching butts.... That right BUTTS! It is not as easy as one might think - they really do not like you to look there. It is a real art to catch a look without them knowing but 11 years have taught me many tricks. I did not learn any of that in college.
As the weather turns worse and the snow is falling again I have placed some handmade felt snow people ornaments on my etsy site along with my best black felt sheep too. Come and sit down, pour yourself and hot cup of something and enjoy the weather. For those of us awaiting the coming of new family members - think of us in the cold, dim lite barns watching butts. Who says I don't have an exciting life?

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Time To Gather Your Nuts!!

Now that Fall is here we are willing to share our nuts with you!
These are my creation and I think Mother Nature would be proud of me.
I take my smallest of silk cocoons, dye them with plant dyes to achieve this golden color, affix a real acorn cap on top and there you have it "Funny Farm Nuts" I have used these tiny creations in jewelry, felted purses, embellishments to hats, altered art projects and yes I have just placed them in a bowl on my Thanksgiving table. There is no end to what you can do with these and I assure you no one's nuts are this special. You can purchase these on my etsy site I place four (4) per packet. GO NUTS!!!!!