December Is Here

It’s the third day of December. For some reason it doesn’t seem like December to me but I’ll probably catch up with the rest of the world at some point. It’s a gorgeous morning here. The sun will be cresting the top of the trees soon and it will be partly cloudy and in theContinue reading “December Is Here”

Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!

I am a self-taught spinner since the mid 1980’s and after all those years of spinning I have terrific muscle memory and rarely stop to think about how I handle the fiber I’m spinning. That didn’t used to be a bad thing, but the older I get and the more my left shoulder bothers meContinue reading “Spinning Hacks: Changing What You Do When What You Do Hurts!”

A Little Taste Of Winter

If we had a fireplace I’d be camped out in front of it, coffee and knitting at hand. There is nothing particularly cozy about central heating but there are no ashes to shovel and there is none of that left-over smoke odor lingering for days on end either. So we’ll just trudge along with ourContinue reading “A Little Taste Of Winter”

Look What I Found!

So, there I was. Stash diving for a skein of yarn for the next pair of socks after I’ve finished the two pairs I’m working on now. I happened to spy a couple of familiar looking skeins of yarn in a bag and thought to myself, “Didn’t I start a project with two more ofContinue reading “Look What I Found!”

Still Raining!

The rain has dropped to a misty drizzle for now, still in the low 50’s this morning, with a slight breeze. We pray for it to continue as long as possible so the stock ponds at the farm can begin to fill up. We’ve not much water and very little grass, but there will beContinue reading “Still Raining!”

The Best Laid Plans…

So, things didn’t go according to plan yesterday. First of all, I intended to have the house open and enjoying fresh air and a nice breeze. Except it was impossible to ignore the awful stench wafting up from the creek…something with mange is prowling around out there. Possibly a scabrous coyote. Nothing, absolutely nothing, isContinue reading “The Best Laid Plans…”

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”

Tried An Experiment

I’ve had this little knitting rake for maybe fifteen years or so. I picked it up on sale at Hobby Lobby and just never got around to figuring it out. I found a how-to video online and got the thing set up and had several inches knitted, took it out and tried a different yarn.Continue reading “Tried An Experiment”

Time For A Staycation

We’ve both had about all the housecleaning we, or our sinuses, can stand for the time being so we’re taking the weekend off from Fall Cleaning. I’m on the verge of a sinus/ear infection and taking homeopathics to keep it under control. Time to enjoy what we’ve accomplished around the house and get some restContinue reading “Time For A Staycation”