I made dinner tonight and it was all local. Local meat, local veg and local drink. But nothing that photographed well. Then I went out to start surveying the jungle (overgrown garden left unattended for a while week) and I had to have a snack. I focused on the peas because they are taller than … Continue reading Dinner
A week gone by and while my mind is more settled I've driven 2,750 miles since my last post.
It's been a bad news day so here's a picture of the sunflowers which have finally started blooming.
Four batts of roving. This is a 60/40 blend of alpaca and merino. Bobbin number one- I still have issues with consultancy whenver I move to a new blend. 6 very full bobbins. I can get a little over a half pound (8.8 oz is about the max for me) on each bobbin- so I'd … Continue reading From Roving to skeins
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!