On Wednesdays I volunteer at the community garden at our local soup kitchen. Today the bees swarmed. Here I am checking them out. This afternoon I checked on our garden and found the peas have recovered from the heat.
Do you see that egg? That's one of my Maran's "normal" eggs. Not sure exactly why it's happening but it's pretty interesting.
Seven bobbins Texture close up- as well as a better color representation 10 skeins. 145 hours completed for the year. 45 of those in this month alone! The monsoons have arrived and several of our tv shows have started up again so I have less outside time taking away from spinning. I've got two more … Continue reading Plying and 145 hours
I'm always looking for a good trade and I managed to find a good one the other day. Every week I'll get a metal trashcan full of grass clippings (no pesticides and lots of weeds) in exchange for a half dozen eggs. And since I'm no longer getting half shelled eggs. It's 4-6 good full … Continue reading Trade
Finally harvested the garlic (both late an early depending on the logic applied). Garlic is one of the easiest things to stop buying commercially (seed garlic or store garlic). Once you start saving garlic that produces well for you, you've taken the first steps towards a landrace garlic that is ideal for your micro clime. … Continue reading Garlic harvest
Thinning sprouts always seems "mean" so I rarely do so, but it ends up meaning that I'm confronted with a jungle when I'm trying to find carrots. Wish me luck!
We got exactly one peach this year, and I have an anaphylaxic response to the peach family. So cue the stress induced giggles!
I'm at 116 hours of spinning. Which means I'm caught up for the month of July- so anything else is extra. I'm half a batt into this batch (3.5 batts) and will hopefully be done with it soon. Then I've got a lovely purple with white silk noils in it to work on for a … Continue reading Ahead of schedule
I'm not in the habit of naming my chickens (ignoring the first batch), but in the past we've called our Maran hens Carol (after the Walking Dead Character- since I wrung the neck on an ill one and two mornings later she was back!). But several of my current girls are either not quality Marans … Continue reading Henry Penny?