6th Day of Christmas

The clouds have cleared, the sun is out, it’s 51° and looks to be a gorgeous day. We had a young man out yesterday to talk about getting rid of a pile of mulch and more than a dozen large sections of pine tree trunks that have been piled on the north side of ourContinue reading “6th Day of Christmas”

Fall is Finally Here

We woke up to 68° in the house and 58° outside and turned the heat on to get the chill off the house. It’s a gorgeous day, sunny with a light breeze and Brad is headed to the coffee shop for breakfast croissants. We like to do that on Saturday for a treat once inContinue reading “Fall is Finally Here”

There Went Another Month!

I got busy yesterday and totally forgot to post something. Today will be even busier because I got behind with the laundry while doing other things around the house, including some excavations in my studio. It’s amazing what I find lurking in those big plastic bins now that everything is all sorted and organized…and IContinue reading “There Went Another Month!”

Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!

The storms last night split and went north and south of us and I don’t believe we got a single drop! It happens from time to time and we really need the rain. It started clouding up this morning and a little while ago I looked out and…it was raining! A nice, slow, steady rain.Continue reading “Ah! Rain! Welcome Rain!”

Spare Socks On The Needle

That lovely golden yellow BFL sock yarn I picked out. Yeah, I misread the label. It doesn’t have any nylon in it. So I found a single skein of Fishknits Yarn, Alpine Blossom colorway, Stalwurthe base: 85% Superwash Merino, 15% undyed Nylon NEP 2-ply fingering. 438 yards, 100 grams. Yeah, I know. I said IContinue reading “Spare Socks On The Needle”

Almost There

The propane tank is set and connected to the Generac. It works! All we need now is for Douglas Propane to send a truck out to top off the tank. During a power outage the generator will come on after 15 seconds without power and shut off again when the power comes back on. AndContinue reading “Almost There”

One Step Closer

It’s 99° and not much of a breeze outside today. The ground is parched and the grass is more brown than green. It’s been over a month since we had any rain and there doesn’t seem to be any headed our way soon. We are closer to being self sufficient with regard to our powerContinue reading “One Step Closer”

Busy Day, Unhappy Pup

Turns out Hava did have a small fracture of her jaw as well as it being dis-located. All is well, except she is frustrated with the muzzle that has to stay on for two weeks. She dislikes having to drink her dinner and she’s tired and frustrated. Brad was busy today, up at 6:00 am,Continue reading “Busy Day, Unhappy Pup”

Progress on Several Fronts

First of all, it appears that my lap robe may turn out to be more of a shawl now that I see how far my yarn is going. I probably should have followed my first inclination to knit a couple of more inches before starting the decreases for the rectangle, but I’ll continue on asContinue reading “Progress on Several Fronts”

Blocked, Ready to Wear

This is a very comfy shawl, soft and drapes well. It’s great to have a finished project out of my own hand-spun yarn. I’m ready for cooler fall weather when it arrives. In the meantime, it’s 100° outside and 73° in the house. We have the ceiling fans running so it’s nice and cool inside.Continue reading “Blocked, Ready to Wear”