Sunday, October 4, 2015

National Alpaca Farm Days

Last weekend was the official 
National Alpaca Farm Days
Celebrated on both Saturday and Sunday...
I was so lucky and happy that I was able to visit my farm on both days!!

does a wonderful job preparing for this weekend.
Welcoming the community, 
it's a great weekend outdoors with family,
friends and the alpaca.

On day one I got lots of hugs and kisses from... 

 Peanut and Treasure...

 This is Treasure

 This is Peanut

 Treasure is full grown and extremely friendly to everyone.

 Peanut is a youngin', 

born this time last year.

On Saturday, I spent a lot of time in and around the coop taking pictures.
Here's a peek inside the coop, where we sometimes knit.

This farm, these people have filled a void in my life,
one I didn't even know I had!!

If you are ever in Monmouth County, be sure and stop by,
2012 Bentz Road, in Wall Township

Tell them Purple Debbie sent you!!

September 26, 2015

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Saturday Critters ~ 94 ~

Sharing today a "little" bit more from the Mystic Aquarium
If you missed the first post, you can catch up here.

Spotting this Green Heron was a highlight for me.

 My encounters always end with a stare down...

I thought the reflection of the rock and the turtle was especially cool.

Sharing images taken on September 22, 2015 at
The Mystic Aquarium with

Friday, October 2, 2015

Six Words Friday ~ Orange ~

May the orange sunrise, inspire you!!

Be thankful for every new day!!

Sharing images from the most impactful sunrise of my life with

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Good Fences ~ Edition 80 ~

More Connecticut fences, we sure did see a lot.

 These pictures were taken in Noank, CT. at
Abbott's Lobster in the Rough

This is what we eat at Abbott's, they always serve the freshest lobster.
In fact, the sign at the ordering station says...
"Be patient as you wait for your meal,
when you order, your lobster is still swimming in the ocean"

Talk about fresh...this is the best place in Connecticut to get lobster!

I am joining my good friend 
for Good Fences 
consider stopping by and joining in!!

Wednesday, September 30, 2015

Are You Counting??

"Just let me finish this row"...
If you are a knitter, you understand that.
You say it all the time and your family gets it.

Another question is, "are you counting".
My husband knows that no response from me = "yes, I'm counting".
I'm not always counting when I don't respond,
but don't tell the hubs
* wink *
Sometimes you just need quiet.

 I am still working on my Guernsey Wrap...

 I am thrilled with the way it looks,

it is now 46 inches long and I am into my 3rd ball of yarn.

I also finished my Feathered Cloche Hat
from my "knits of a feather" book.

It's washed and blocked and the brim does not curl, YaY!!
I decided to keep the feather...
I think it makes the hat prettier and unique.

I am joining Ginny at Small Things 
Yarn Along

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Why We Love Connecticut!!

There is so much to love about Connecticut...
but what we love most about Ct. is that oldest son Scott lives there.
So we visit as often as we can!!

Noank, Ct. has Abbott's Lobster in the Rough

and views like this.

We also love Mystic, Ct...

the views are so beautiful and so peaceful.

Now let's take a look at Stonington, Ct...

We also popped up to Watch Hills, Rhode Island,

 another great weekend getaway in the books.
And not one picture of Scott...shame on us,
we did see him, really!!

September 19th and 20th, 2015