Friday, August 26, 2011
HELPER IN THE DYE SHED
This week I had a helper in my dye shed. I came in one morning to find this lovely creature having a grand snooze on one of my stove tops. After a gentle waking (I wasn't quite sure that she was well, she was sleeping so deeply) my little friend slowly crossed the shed and found a more suitable place to rest. Unfortunately I was not able to get a nice photo of her beautiful face but she really is a darling. I have been watching her grow all summer. She has been in and around my dye garden since April.
We spent the day together and then, in the dark of night, she went on her way. All porcupine issues aside, I thought is was quite a treat.
I once bottle fed an orphaned porcupine. She remained very shy but did enjoy her meals. I wore a raincoat and rubber gloves to hold her though her quills were very tiny at the time. She had the most beautiful blue eyes, as baby porcupines do. .... so I guess I have a bit of a soft spot in this regard.