Wednesday, April 9, 2014

A Montana Spring is now blooming here on the Farm!

He is great who can do what he wishes;
he is wise who wishes to do what he can.

                  August Wilhelm Iffland


Sure, it has been a long winter and the scenery has been beautiful and I for one never grew tired of what was snuggled in the middle of the trees waiting for me to discover but now spring is here and the wow factor seems to be lacking a little. A package came in the mail last week and I rushed to open it to find some Montana spring waiting to bloom on this farm, so I went to work. Knitting needles and a little creative thinking had me sitting up late into the night to complete the project that would make the girls and I smile.


A certain person, not mentioning any names, who lives in Montana sensed my want or should I say need for some spring colours and sent some beautiful yarn that would make any Bossy2 or Farmgirl want to wear the finished product no matter what it would turn out to be. I hoped I could make it work; the only thing was I did not know how to read the pattern supposed to be made (a child’s shawl) so as usual I made a hat, as you know I do that a lot. You can never have too many hats here on the farm, don’t you agree?


Well after one night of obsessive knitting I happily placed that hat on my head early in the morning then I pulled on those Pink Cadillac’s. Oh, I must admit I could not help myself but to admire the look in the rear view mirror of the tractor, it was a perfect. I drove off down the lane smiling and singing I’m so pretty and I headed to the bush to see if it could brighten the dull boring world that was now in some sort of transition. Those muddy chocolate brown puddles, melting snowbanks of spotty white and mud, those small patches of brown grass trying to come back to life and more melting snow revealing tree stumps and crumpled brown leaves that littered the ground. Except for the beautiful rays of sunshine bouncing off the snow and the spring pretty flower hat, I found the colours very boring.


Oh, I felt so darn pretty every time I picked up that hat from where it had landed and placed it back on my head. There was a hop in my step and I knew this was surely working. Spring was finally coming to the bush and the farm.


I wandered around introducing this new piece of spring from Montana to my world. I think it worked, I am pretty sure I could hear the trees whispering in the wind and agreeing. By the time I walked up to the new calves and Bossy2 with that beautiful spring hat on my head, Bossy2 insisted that I place it on her head so she would be the envy of all the other girls, you know how she is. It seemed to work too because all the girls gathered round and told me they all wanted one. It turns out they were craving spring as bad as me.

I have enough yarn to make just one more hat but I have decided I will be keeping this first one as it goes so well with those Pink Cadillac Boots and honestly I really enjoyed the attention from the girls and the way it made me feel. Oh yes, cow envy is exactly what I was going for.


Thank you, sweet lady, from Montana, not mentioning any names. Thank you for making my world a little brighter from the bottom of my, and not to forget Bossy2’s, little heart. Oh yes, it worked. Spring is now here on the farm and I am singing.

I’m so pretty, oh so pretty.

Now on hearing a sound while I had my back to the cows I have to ask; have any of you heard a cow sing?......... I have........ I’m so pretty, oh so pretty. Go Bossy2 go.


Later

42 comments:

  1. Well of course you must knit another hat. After all, you do wear so many! Girl, I'll take this muddy brown over all the white any day of the week! Just knowing warmer days are coming make me think happy colors (or is it colours?) of spring!!!

    Cindy Bee

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  2. What a great , dare I say GRAND hat .
    How could it not be~ having been collaborated on by two fun kids ( nameless Montana woman) and you !
    Life is always fun with a hat on your head :)

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  3. The kindness of strangers...not that blogger friends are strangers but still.

    That is just the spring tonic that you need, chasing away those browns, and greys, white allover....

    Beautiful colorful textured hats...you might be on to something.

    Jen

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  4. well,Jen, blogger friends can be STRANGE though...

    ;p

    xoxo

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  5. Awwwww, a sweet package... Containing the "seed" of a fun project!

    :-))))))))))

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  6. Gosh I daresay that hat would make a lovely wedding veil. Wink.

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  7. Nothing like some spring colour to lift a girls spirits .... human or bovine.

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  8. What a lovely gift. I do love that hat, the colors are so spring like. And I know bossy liked it too!

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  9. Oh now that's a perfect spring hat, it looks bloomin loverly!

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  10. That is EXACTLY what winter needs...

    Pearl

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  11. I think I like Montana spring! :)

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  12. I think that is your most beautiful hat yet - and that's saying something, as I love every one you've knit! It's stylish on head, cow & boot!

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  13. What a beautiful and fun hat! Just what you need for some spring :) Hopefully you won't need a toque much longer!!!!!

    We still have snow - likely about 2-3 feet on the flats and 3-3.5 feet in the drifts and banks. But our ground thawed yesterday - when I left in the morning we had 3-4 inches of water and slush in the driveway, and when I got home we had... gravel! Yay!!! Spring is coming, and it's thanks to your hat :D

    Hugs!
    Mandi

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  14. Love your beautiful hat, it is a pop of colour against the snow.
    Lynne

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  15. "In your Easter bonnet!" Linda@Wetcreek Blog

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  16. You and Bossy2 should do a swing,
    To celebrate your colourful Montana spring!

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  17. When I first starting reading, I thought it was a bouquet of flowers sitting on the snow!!

    You can never have too many hats, or too many special ones!!

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  18. there was a real old country song on the radio when i was growing up - do what you do, do well - and you sure are doing well with the hats
    you will laugh when i tell you the first image my caught was that hat on the snow, and i thought OMG she has made a hat for the hay bale...

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  19. i love the bird footprints. neat-o!! i love cows & their tunes - hear them often - out back. a farm near by. we often think that they are stealing the babies - it sounds so very sad. poor mamas. ( :

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  20. Oh I can just see you now. Who wouldn't feel pretty in that hat?

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  21. Hi B, such a pretty fun-filled, spring in your step, post!
    Love your latest hat and how special is your friend from Montana to send you the makings :D)

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  22. What a sweet things for your friend to do! The colors are so vibrant and lovely! You did well with your gift. :)

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  23. The Spring colors are perfect for brightening up the landscape a bit! That was very thoughtful of your Montana friend!

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  24. I love the hat on the cow :)

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  25. Love that hat! So pretty and colorful. Looks great on Bossy2!
    And your snow is melting! YEA!
    Cheri

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  26. It is a beautiful colorful spring like hat. It looked so cute on the cow wearing it. Love the photos! And the hat matches so well to your Cadillac boots.

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  27. I too thought at first that it was a bouquet of flowers sitting on the snow... in a way, it was! God bless that certain unmentionable soul in Montana who sent you the pretty colours!

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  28. Spreading happiness one hat at a time!

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  29. B,

    Pretty spring colors of yarn from a Sweet Montana Blogger friend (knows who this Sweet Girl is....smiling here).

    The hat looks really nice and Bossy2 agrees............spring is rolling right on in.

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  30. I can see you had tons of fun knitting that spring bonnet. I bet Bossy is jealous as all get-out when she sees you wearing it!

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  31. Nice to see the hat in the middle of the white snow!

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  32. That dear Buttons was one of your best ever posts and I could feel spring in the air all around you and just because of that beautiful hat. Yes of course you must keep that one but I know another one will soon be made to share with Bossy2 and the other girls.
    I could glimpse the green showing through the snow and it makes me wish we had such distinct changes of season down here in the antipodes.

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  33. What a sweet surprise, Buttons, and you did her gift proud! Lovely, confetti colors and it looks so cuddly, too. So nice to see your snow melting, although I do enjoy seeing the tracks in the snow. Enjoy the thaw in your sweet hat! xo Karen

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  34. And now your spring lift has also lifted my spirits! Love those pink Cadillac boots! Those and that hat would make any day brighter. :) Thanks for stopping by my blog. It's so nice to meet a fellow farmer!

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  35. That is a pretty hat, and I'll bet you were even more beautiful in it.

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  36. too funny I thought that your little flowery hat was really early flowers! Gorgeous hat and I envy your determination to finish a project at one sitting...

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  37. Wow-a gift of yarn is so very special....... and the hat u made is perfect !! I love it!!those cows are all so jealous!! Spring is coming here slowly also......
    Rain

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  38. Some blogger friends are just bloomen wonderful and that certain Montana girl knew just what would brighten your snowy life. But what you did with the yarn is bring the colors of the yarn to life. Just beautiful.

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