Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Lately

Yikes!  Where has the time gone? I was absolutely shocked when I looked at a calender today. 

So just what have I been up to? Well property hunting mainly. I just got back from a trip to Kingston/Brockville to explore the area and look at a few places. We haven't found anything yet but fingers crossed we do soon.
The barn on one of the properties. It was a lovely property but needed a lot of work. And by a "lot of work"
I mean it needed a house.... and maybe a driveway so that you could actually get to the house (rather
than walking for 10 minutes up a small path.)

I have also been doing my usual cooking and baking. I just finished baking an apple pie (I bought a fancy apple peeler/corer/slicer and just had to try it out!). I've also been making a lot of vegetarian soups.
Carrot, Parsnip, and White Bean soup


My little garden is starting to come together. This year I'm planting mint, catnip, swiss chard, and a few different lettuces. Those were partly chosen as they will all be harvested before we move.
I know, it looks like a bunch of sticks in the ground and weeds.  But those sticks are the beginning of a fence to
 keep out  the (evil) squirrels that will dig up just about anything.  Not eat, just dig up. And I am allowing the weeds
 to be there.  It is my first experiment with permaculture gardening. 


I also just completed my first ball of "real" yarn! I've been experimenting with spinning my own yarn and have finally got the technique down. At the moment I am just using a drop spindle, but my dad may built me a spinning wheel for my birthday if he buys a new saw. I dyed the yarn with Kool-Aid and it came out as a soft purple, which I am calling "purple heather". The photos don't really show the true colour, but it is gorgeous in person! It's going to be socks. 
The yarn drying in my room. I had to rewash it afterwards to get some of the kinks out
since it didn't have enough tension on it while drying. 


That's All.

1 comment:

  1. That soup sounds so satisfyingly scrumptious. Lovely job on your wool - the hue is perfect for the springtime return of lilacs, lavender and pansies.

    ♥ Jessica

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