Dividing time: Aug 29 to Sep 4

What happened this week? I’m feeling like nothing happened, but thanks to keeping track via photos, I can look back at everything. Last Sunday I did a bit of dying. Another half pound of wool and another striking color. The wool will most likely be spun and turned into a weaving project. I also dyedContinue reading “Dividing time: Aug 29 to Sep 4”

Worth the time

Last night was the auction finale for Makindu Children’s Center. As you might recall, I donated a hand made Gingko Leaf lamp. That little lamp stirred up quite a flurry of bidding, topping out at the second highest amount in the auction. The lamp went for over double the normal retail price! I was shockedContinue reading “Worth the time”

Insects in the garden

The garden continues to ramp up production. More zucchini, cukes, kale, and peas. Pole beans will start blooming in the next 2 days. Tomatoes continue to ripen, but what really captures my attention are all the insects! The Catnip was swarming with bees and small butterflies this afternoon. I could spend hours there watching allContinue reading “Insects in the garden”

Garden Growth

It’s the end of July and things are definitely growing! We’ve just had a week of high temps in the 90’s which made us shrink into our air conditioned home, but the plants have loved the heat. Zucchinis have graced our plates once so far and cucumbers have been on our salad three times. KaleContinue reading “Garden Growth”

Pickles and Sheep

The final order of Sheep Laundry Balls!! This batch is going to my neighbor Gail to gift to her amazing sisters in Portland. One wash/dry and out the door by Saturday! Ready in time for Easter. Nothing super crazy on the food end of life right now. I refreshed my pickle solution with some newContinue reading “Pickles and Sheep”

Mmmmm scones…. and a puppy

Ginger scones, how I love thee… Yes, pandemic/stay-at-home baking continues today with candied ginger lemon scone. I product tested two straight from the oven (the small ones that won’t be missed), and they receive a double thumbs up! Maybe tonight’s walk will have to involve a bit more cardio activity! Originally, I had planned toContinue reading “Mmmmm scones…. and a puppy”

Berries and the weekend

The weekend was on the calm side. The weather was stormy and cool, perfect for making soup and enjoying a few movies. Sunday, I managed to prod the mighty blackberry picker to go check his crop (which happens to be HUGE this year!). He thought they wouldn’t be ripe yet. Ha! After picking  about 2Continue reading “Berries and the weekend”

At the computer

I’ve spent most of my day creating a newsletter via MailChimp. It’s been one of those experiences I’ve delayed, but see the need to create. So it’s in the works. The biggest job has been compiling a current email list. I started one years ago only to discover it’s gone missing. How could I misplaceContinue reading “At the computer”

Stuffing with family

Thanksgiving is a time for family. We spent the afternoon with my oldest brother, his girlfriend, her son’s family, and one of the nephews. Hanging out with my oldest nephew. Is he really 29? The baby wasn’t ready to hang out with me yet (clinging to grandma), but by the end of the evening, weContinue reading “Stuffing with family”

Cooling the dogs

Moby has been sacked out all day after a warm morning walk. A friend suggested giving him his own pool to play in. Duh! Why hadn’t my brain clicked into this great cooling technique??? I pulled out something close to a pool, a largish bin used for some of my projects. It did the trick.Continue reading “Cooling the dogs”