The coupon book (Be Local) just expired and the new one doesn’t come out till Black Friday. As always I didn’t use all the coupons I wanted to, better luck/planning this next year. Maybe even better blogging next year.
A bit of a story now that the shock has worn down. My family tree is complicated and as a general rule I don’t have contact with bio-dad’s side (he’s been dead nearly 10 years and I hadn’t seen him for maybe 5 before that [an awkward ice cream date where he kept getting me … Continue reading Follow up
A letter came in the mail for me today. With my name spelled correctly. A letter from my past. With a last name I never thought to see. A letter I’m not sure how to answer. With a request I’m not sure is there. A letter I’m not sure I … Continue reading A letter and history
Last week we butchered our lamb. Yesterday I did the processing. Pictures below of the process.
This year's lamb didn't have a name but had a great grassfed life up until 10:30 this morning. Then it had a bad moment. How we ended up with this lamb is a bit of a video game side quest story. In June Spruce worked with Micah (a guy we known from the TimeBank who … Continue reading Freezer meat
I mailed a bunch of yarn out to friends this week. Mainly to make room. One of those friends has already made something from the yarn I sent.
Last night (both ahead of schedule and behind) I clocked in my 200th hour of spinning for this calendar year. Below is the yarn I'm working on, a fiddly blend that I'm not sure I like but oh well someone will. I'm ahead of schedule because the 200 hours was a goal for the calender … Continue reading 200 hours
Fall is starting so today was the first of the major harvest days. The bottom photo is all basil!
Aboveis what Barry sent back from my alpaca shipment early this summer. I never give him much guidance on what to do with it, just a rough dollar amount for mix in's (he doesn't often do 100% alpaca). This is what I have from previous orders. The tan on the lower left is all I … Continue reading Roving inventory