I still have a couple of fleeces that need to be washed from last year. I like to wash them in rainwater but the washing pot is higher than my holding tank so I have to haul buckets from the closest point or use my handy pump. Unfortunately my pump has been at Charlie's house because he had water in his basement awhile back. I kept forgetting to get it from him and when I finally remembered, I had it a short while before we had the heavy rain and he needed it again.
So last night it came to me; SNOW. We had lots on the front steps, in the shade, where it falls off the roof so I started shoveling. I got a wheelbarrow full and thought, "that was easy" but then John reminded me that snow melts down and doesn't = the amount of water you will have. In fact, he said it takes 7 times what you want to end up with. Actually the snow was so wet it was more like 3times.
Then I started a fire under it and played. First I made it look like a big slushy.
Next I put more snow in and the fleece and had fun writing with the Dawn dish soap. CSF- Cabin Spring Farm.
took a picture of the moon and the beautiful BLUE sky,
went and found the thermometer in the fiber shed, and waited some more.
The day was almost too much fun, and I felt guilty because the animals didn't get to come out today but I did wash their bowls and give them a treat.