PLANTING BEANS-LIL-MOVING STRAWBERRIES INTO THE HERB BED-DYING WOOL WITH DANDELIONS

22 05 2014

HELLO

PLANTING STRING BEANS

We are expecting showers for the next few days so I though yesterday would be a good day to get one of the bean towers planted.  I have decided to put both of the towers in the front of the house.

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 I moved raspberries to the back of the fence and transplanted some garlic that I couldn’t find last year.  Sometimes the transplanting works and other times it doesn’t.  

Moving the Strawberries

In the side gardens the strawberries have multiplied and moved themselves into pathways.  I decided that the Herb Bed would be the place to put them , it would be much easier to protect them from birds there.  Still have more to move.

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Dyeing wool with Dandelions

I love natural dyeing and the first  years of spinning were devoted to natural dyeing.  I sold dye seeds at shows and grew most of them in my large garden.  I am glad to be coming full circle and getting back to it again.  I will be looking at tag sales this summer for a small copper pot to do some dyeing in.

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I simmered the dandelions in my iron pot for approximately one hour and let them cool in the pot, then simmered the wool in the dye water for about the same time.  I would have liked the color to be a little deeper so I am simmering more dandelions in the same dye bath.  I do like the color that the yellow Shetland yarn yielded.

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LIL

Lil was given a kitchen set and she just loves it.  Here is a picture of her with her Sheep pocket-book.  I have one too.

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Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you day is wonderful.  Carole

 

 

 

 


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22 05 2014
Kellie from Indiana

Thanks to all the rains my strawberry plants are about 10 inches tall. They are producing and sending out runners, its very exciting. Do you just put the dandelion head in the simmer pot? Any of the greens will dirty the dye if I remember correctly. Its been a while.

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