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Spotted Dog Farm Blog

Farm Walk

Today was one of those impossibly blue North Carolina days.  Not a cloud in the sky, and combined with all of our recent rain, everything's looking lush.  Perfect time for a farm walk.

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This past week I've been reminded why it's good to have a (wide) variety of interests.  That way when one thing isn't quite cooperating, you can put all of your energy into another thing. 

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Catching Up. Or Knitting.

Today was supposed to be all about catching up - after three shows in three weekends, I'm certainly in need of a catch up.  My studio looks unkempt at best (like a tornado went through if I'm telling the truth), my book keeping is sorely lacking, my garden resembles a jungle, and I have orders waiting to be be packed on my work table.  And I'll get to all of that (I mean, right? I think so?)  

But instead of putting my head down and knocking out the entire list, I instead knocked out the parts that have been most sorely neglected, and then met my mom to help her attach the sleeves and body of the sweater she's been working on. Because, you know, priorities.  Seriously, she's been working on this sweater for a while, it was only right to help her get over this last big hurdle. 

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When Pigs Fly

In the category of "I Love Asheville", there's a local yarn shop in downtown that is famous for its yarn bombing.  Purl's has had many different installations, and today they were beginning to install the latest:  Flying Pigs, as an ode to the idea that nothing is impossible.

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The Retropolitan

I ventured away from home yesterday for the first show I've ever done outside of the Asheville area.  Which seems really weird, but for so long my business was primarily online, so I didn't do many shows, and the ones I did were done somewhat grudgingly.  But lately that seems to be taking a turn - I'm enjoying the shows and having fun meeting new people.  And so I applied for a show in Knoxville, which, while only a couple of hours from here, is still the furtherest I've gone.

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