Friday, June 27, 2014

June catalog of flowers and Opal



Flower crown modeled by Lizzie, made for Lili, our Intern who graduated from High School.


My favorite bride photo ever.


Summer wedding bouquet with Kate garden roses.


Hot colors.  Today's Bride.


My Bindya scarf finally went on sale for 1/2 price after seven months.



Those of you who follow the blog are acquainted with Opal, the Codman Farm donkey with whom I've fallen in love.  Since I met her, I've been disturbed by how little she was cared for (except for winter skin lesions or cuts).  Her feet were always in need of care.  I think that any hoof trimming was done with wire cutters. Her job was protecting the sheep and she stayed out with them in the rain and snow until winter time really set in.  It was difficult to spend time with her when the sheep were crowding her out for carrots and the farm residents were less than open to my inquiries about her care.

A miracle has occurred .  The farmer and his family are now gone and the new farmer is 21 years old!!! His name is Eric Robichaud and he's transformed the farm.

Opal no longer guards sheep.  There are no sheep.  She shares the whole barn with two giant pigs in another stall.  There's a sign up with her name on it.  She has definitely seen a farrier and her hooves look 100 percent improved.  The barn is clean with new shavings on the floor.  She was much more engaging and enjoyed the scratches and carrots I'd brought for her.  I'm over the moon.








10 comments:

An Urban Cottage said...

Great news about Opal. I know how much you worried about her.

An Urban Cottage said...

Love the Codman Farm video too even though Opal didn't make the cut.

Jen said...

That is fabulous news about Opal--I am so very happy for you and especially for her. I look forward to seeing the video and your pictures, but will have to wait a couple days. I'm in the country and the internet is so slow it took five minutes just to get the words up. xo

Kate said...

That's wonderful! I'm so happy for opal!

flwrjane said...

Brought a rush of tears to my eyes.

What wonderful news. Your heart must be so full and thankful.

xo J

Amelia said...

Yay for Opal!

Terri said...

So happy to hear about Opal's new life!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Opal, you deserve a new and better person to care for you, and I am so glad a new one has come along!

jayneonweedstreet said...

Opal, you deserve a new and better person to care for you, and I am so glad a new one has come along!

jayneonweedstreet said...

So happy for Opal, and now you can rest easy too!