Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Yesterday I unexpectedly received a box from the UK.  It was from my friend Veronica who lives in the Northern part of England.  In it were a number of goodies… First off, there was a lovely book all about Shetland Sheep.  It’s a lovely book and I would strongly suggest it to folks looking to …

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My miniature dachshund, Weezy, is almost 14.  She’s not elderly by dachshund standards, but she’s definitely getting up there.  Like many older beings, she often needs to potty in the middle of the night.  It’s not every night, but a couple of nights each week, she wakes me up in order to go outside at …

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So this happened today… For those that do not know, I was working on my master’s degree up to 2014.  However, once I finished my classwork, I simply wasn’t able to muster the enthusiasm required to do my research and thesis.  Since time is running out (as there is an expiration on the credits that …

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I don’t do New Year’s resolutions.  Quite honestly, it’s such a nasty time of the year weather-wise here in my little patch of heaven, that it just seems a tad masochistic to try to suddenly “get in shape” or “lose ten pounds” or “declutter entire life”.  I feel like these types of goals are best …

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When I finished reading this book today, I experienced a range of emotions.  First I was excited that someone had done such a fantastic job writing about the modern wool industry.  Much of what is written is supremely pessimistic as it is only looking at statistics and the history of the wool industry (which, admittedly, is …

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I’m particular. Clothing, cars, spinning wheels, skin care products, chocolate, jewelry and computers.  All of these things (and more) I have been accused of being “picky” about.  I have an extremely love/hate thing going with shopping.  If it’s for yarn or wool I can spend all day doing it without a care.  But if it’s …

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