Day of spinning and tilling

Today I spent most of the day learning more about how to spin from a wonderful teacher. Rachel taught me to spin a different way. She rolls the spindle on her leg and for about an hour we spun with my drop spindle. She is good and can make art yarn with her drop spindle. She doesn’t even own a spinning wheel. This stuff looks great and ya’ll should see her go …. She is fast. She can even ply it and she only has one spindle. In return I brought our tiller over to her house and taught her husband and her to till. We broke ground on her garden as well as mixed in the compost. We even dug up on old fence post … It was the most fun I have had working in town in quite awhile.

Homeland Mission Trip

Hey all, Most of you don’t really know me as anything other then RJ Straw’s Mom, Christy, but as most of you know a tornado tore through Vilonia Ark earlier this week wiping out most of their town. What None of you know is that Praise God, my Brother and his family Lived through it with out anything more then tree damage. As a matter of Fact my Sister-In-Laws whole family grew up and still resides In Vilonia. On my two days off next week I plan on taking anything and everything I can get donated that will fit in my truck and my bumper pull trailer to Vilonia. I have a camper and am not worried about rain. I have spoke with Eric Duvall of the Vilonia Fire Department and have arranged for a drop off Monday afternoon. Please share this post (feel free to cut and paste it to an email) with all churches, friends, family and email lists you have …. This could have been us !!! Lets stand proud and show what we all stands for … Helping ALL God’s children …

They need everything B
Bottled water – Singles or Gallons Makes no difference
Hygiene products – Everything from Towels,shampoo, toothpaste, deodorant, toothbrushes
Toilet paper
Work Gloves
Cleaning Supplies
Non Perishable ready to eat foods.

The only thing they CAN NOT take is cloths of any kind. They have been overloaded with cloths that are out of date or just not the right season or sizes and they do not have time to sort them all.

I will be at the old rock gym in Lenapah, Sunday Night at 5pm to take donations and then at the animal shelter in Coffeyville Ks Sunday from 1-4 All donations can be dropped off at those times and places. If there is a place in Nowata (HINT TO the Churches getting this email or seeing this post) that I can use to pick up donations I will be there Monday Morning at 9am but as of yet I have no place to do a pick up. If there is anyone wanting to go and help in Vilonia Monday and Tuesday You are welcome to comment here, call, facebook, or twitter me
Christy Straw
RJ’s Mom

No Storms Today

Today the rain and storms finally stopped. This morning it was cloudy so I went to the shelter and helped Mom Bath Dogs. After we got done we went and got feed and some new hardware for the goat gate. When I got home I put the new hardware on the gate so it will hold the goats in. Then I played with Faith the calf and Dad did chores. I even had some time to watch a DVD. Not much happening until things dry out. Mom is working on the Summer to do list and this year she says she wants to finish getting things done outside the way we want them. Dad says it is a bunch of work. I started on the list by fixing the North gate. And it isn’t even summer yet.

All this Rain

Well, these last few days have been really slow. We haven’t really done anything because of the rain. Saturday I went to a 4-H bird show and I did okay. It wasn’t my best show but my Black Australorp Rooster brought home a Reserve Grand Champion in his class. I have been breeding them for the last two years and this is a good step in the right direction. Anyone can buy a winning bird but it is hard to breed one. Yesterday was Easter and our family had dinner together and I got a basket of candy, a few movies and a new Rope. It stormed most the day so we just stayed in and watched my Movies while Mom worked. Today it was even worse because it rained and stormed all day and I haven’t been able to get on the computer much or anything. I can’t wait for it to dry out a bit so I can go play with my goats. One good thing happened today though. I got a new goat toy that I will be putting in their pen just as soon as the Rain lets up.