DREARY WEATHER-MENDING-HERBS FOR WINTER-CANADA

23 10 2014

 

GREETINGS

Torrential rains are coming down and have been for most of the past few days.  So far no water in the barn.  Trenches were dug and they seem to be holding up.

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  I will keep checking it. This is part of a nor’easter that is coming up the coast.   The weekend looks lovely.  Many leaves have fallen off the trees now, this year we somehow missed the vibrant reds.  But there is still color in the woods.

MENDING

We are living in a throw away society, I think that is changing now.  Blogs and you tube sites are offering instruction to mend socks, sweaters and clothes and I hope that Tom of Holland will write a book about mending.  I find mending very therapeutic.  This week because I must remain somewhat quiet I will be mending a sweater that I handspun and hand knit many years ago. And a flannel blanket that I have had since I was a child.

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  My Grandfather sewed  old cloth feed bags into sheets and pillow cases all done by hand. I use them still.  I also remember he and my Uncle Roger mending their socks.

HERBS FOR WINTER

Every year around this time I wish I had saved some basil or was able to buy some plants.  While in the store yesterday I saw some on sale and quickly bought them.  Now I have Bay, Thyme, Basil, Chives and Rosemary growing on my kitchen window sill.  It will be delightful to have fresh herbs to use through the winter.  I hope I can keep them going.

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TO MY NEIGHBORS AND FRIENDS IN CANADA

You are in my thoughts and prayers in this bad time for your country.The times we live in are so hard but we will carry on.  

Many thanks for reading my blog on this rainy day, I hope your day is pleasant.    Carole 


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