New Acquisitions

First, here is the storm cloud east of Everett when we were driving home after our trip to Portland.  It was impressive in the fading sun.

While I was at work on Saturday, Tom brought home this trailer.  It was free.  He is hoping to restore it and possibly sell it then.  He was able to remove some of the paint and reveal the company name, Gilbralter.  Unfortunately we cannot find anything about them.  If you know anything, please let us know.

There are some cute aspects still inside.

The Rhododendron nearby is blooming nicely.

The bees are doing well.  They have filled their second level so I added a third.  I did get stung though.  One found a tiny gap between my sleeve and my leather glove.  So my right wrist is pretty swollen now.

The turkey poults are growing quickly.  They like to hang out on top of the heating unit.

Six of the chicks died while we were gone in Portland.  I am not sure why.  But we haven’t lost any further.  We still have 25 of them.

There is a hen setting on 13 eggs in the hay loft.  So there may be more chicks in our future.

The now confirmed young peacock is starting to get some subtle green in his tail feathers.

And finally I finished plying the Gotland singles that I have spun at and after the retreat that I went to in March.  I think they turned out well.  It is now in skeins, washed and drying.  Not sure what it wants to be yet.

That’s all the news that’s fit to print from Schoonover Farm.


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6 Responses to New Acquisitions

  1. Jeanne says:

    I really enjoyed reading this entry. The little trailer is really cute! It must have been very nice when it was new. It looks like15′ or so. Can Tom tell you how long it is? I’ve never heard of a Gibralter.
    The cloud picture you took is beautiful!!
    I’m sorry about loss of the six chicks. I hope you’ll get some chicks from the eggs the hen is. sitting on. Your young turkeys are looking great!
    Your yarn is lovely!

    • Donna says:

      Thanks Jeanne! He says it is a 10 foot trailer, so really small.

      • Jeanne says:

        Ooh, my! That really is small! I tried to find Gibraltar trailers online, and didn’t find any information. I hope Tom can get it all fixed up and be able to sell it. A new paint job would be a great help!

      • Donna says:

        Completely agree on the paint job. Plus someone painted over the beautiful wood paneling. I am hoping he can get that off too.

  2. Denise says:

    super cute little trailer. glad to hear that the bees and turkeys are doing well. will be interesting to see how many bonus chicks that little hen hatches out!

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