Friday, July 13, 2012

I love working @ home but right now it is really,really hard. I can hear the trees in the warm breeze  coming in my window. I can see the sunny sky. I can smell the neighbours starting the weekend early with BBQ and Weed. I want to turn off my phone and go play in the sunlight.

Thursday, July 12, 2012

One thing that I love to do is canning. I love having pickled beets @ Christmas dinner that I made. Hopefuly this year, my beets and cucumbers  will grow well and I will be able to eat them all year round. I found this great resource on-line today on the website Root Cellars Rock . It is a PDF of a canning workshop. The supplies for canning most fruits and pickles are not verra expensive and once you have them, they will last for years and years.

Tuesday, July 10, 2012

I've been spinning away for the Tour de Fleece this month. To tell you the truth, I have not been having great sucess with it. I'm doing well with the spindle:

 but am having issues spinning with my spinning wheel. I'm not sure why. I had always been pretty good with my wheel but had not  used it in awhile and seem to have lost my touch,lol.

So to self soothe, I have have signed up for a Stephen West Knit-a-long! I did one last summer and really liked the end product. It is supposed to be knit in fingering weight but I think I am going to bump it up to a light worsted weight instead. I like a larger size shawl.

Monday, July 09, 2012

This morning, I was amazed and overjoyed to see how many bees were in my garden.

In the community garden , it's nothing but weeds,weeds,weeds. Spent an hour this morning weeding just 1 row. One row @ a time. I figure no one needs to see pix of that,lol.

Sunday, July 08, 2012

Homestead Revival: Sizzling Summer Round Up: Timber Press!

Homestead Revival: Sizzling Summer Round Up: Timber Press!: Today, Timber Press is kindly hosting our Sizzling Summer Round Up give-away! Perhaps you're familiar with some of their earlier tit...