Monday, December 16, 2013

Knitting new mittens, love the colors!

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Shearing, sheep, spring, fleece ... task accomplished.

Shearing is done. I am so glad that chore is accomplished. Now only if we find time to plant the garden.






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Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring is here in full swing!


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Friday, May 3, 2013

Hawkweed and vinegar, no Roundup, not supporting Monsanto.

For three springs now we have been spraying hawkweed with plain store bought vinegar. Let me tell you- it works. The hawkweed patches are getting smaller and smaller and I can safely report that 75% of the them are gone. It takes time and patience. But it is absolutely well worth it. I spray anytime I want, no mask, no protective gear, and mostly I do not have to worry about my farm animals walking by me and munching away. I have a post on my Facebook, well several posts, about very serious health consequences of using Roundup.

As you can see from the images I bought several bottles of regular vinegar, I think one large bottle was about $6. Spray container I got at our local farm supply store and voila. I do not dilute the vinegar. Happy safe spraying.






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Monday, April 15, 2013

Braid stitch.

Braid stitch. I am knitting a new hat, love the braid stitch as a rim of the hat.

Friday, March 22, 2013

Spring Chapter I

Warning: there will be a long string of Spring posts. After many months of winter hibernation we are truly enjoying the outdoors. Snow has melted away, well, most of it, and now we are seeing brown pastures very slowly changing to soft green.

Spring time arrived. Our new little addition to the herd is striving and enjoy a free run. It seems like she enjoys the deck. We named her Beannie, I hope to knit a whole bunch of hat from her beautiful chocolate fleece.




Monday, February 25, 2013

REACH Equine Rescue

Last summer we spent a day on a equine rescue ranch. Here is a short preview video, still working on the longer version.
Go to Reach website.
There is a handy Donate button, just in case you are in a generous mood:) All support goes to the care of these beautiful horses who sure deserve a second chance. Thank you.

Wednesday, February 13, 2013

The 365 day knitting clock.

The 365 day 'knitting clock' uses nearly 1,500ft of yarn to show the passing of time and will leave you with a 6ft7in scarf by the end of December.



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