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4 10 2015

GREETINGS

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It’s been quite chilly the past few days  This old cement farmhouse keeps in the damp and it takes a while to warm up.  No frost yet though so the garden is still providing me with  veggies and herbs.  I did get another couple of garlic bulbs to plant and hope to get them in today.

BITTERSWEET

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You either love it or hate it.  It is an invasive plant and some of my friends are horrified that I would have it in my yard.  Its been growing on the side of my barn with its heavy roots located in the front of the barn .  I trim it every year and I have plans for a trellis over the front doors of the barn.  Hope to get that done next year.

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As a child getting bittersweet was part of fall activities.  We would take a drive and find some on a county lane and pick it. It would be hanging on our doors and in bowls.

I like being able to just go out and pick decorations for the house.  In the spring I have Pussy Willows and I have planted Winterberry bushes for winter decorations .

Of the three winterberry bushes I planted only one survived and this year although it had many flowers only one berry was on it and the birds got it.  Its in a shady place.  I hope to buy a few more bushes and I now have a wonderful place  in the area that was dug up for the trench work,    I think would be suitable for them.

SPIN OFF MAGAZINE

This Fall’s Spin Off Magazine has arrived and has a wonderful article about core spinning.  Something I have done in the past and want to do again.  My friend Ceacy is giving me all her wonderful English Leicester fleeces which are perfect for core spinning.  Wonderful scarves can be made with this yarn or it can be an embellishment yarn for projects.

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FACEBOOK

I am on Facebook and just love it.  I have met some wonderful and inspirational people on this venue.  One person I met and we follow each other is Kristen Nichols.   I saw her colors  and was hooked.  The surprising fact was that she lives in the next town over and has sheep!!!!  Who knew.  She offers classes at her  farm and she is a self taught artist.  The latest issue of Mary Jane’s Farm has a wonderful article with  pictures of her art and her house.  Its been an inspiration to me and I am ready for lots of color in this old farm house.  

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Hope you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog.  Carole

Sammy loves his hut. especially when its chilly and the radiator is on

Sammy loves his hut. especially when its chilly and the radiator is on


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4 responses

4 10 2015
Louise G. de tonnancour

Hi Carole,Kristin Nicholas, if my memory serves me right, has once been a guest speaker 5 or 6 years ago at the GMRHG Fall meeting, prior to a show at Shelburne Museum.Have a great day.Louise

4 10 2015
wspines

Hello Louise
How are things up in Canada? I don’t think I attended that one. It must have been great she is an inspiration. Have you finished your rug. I can’t wait to see it. I am busy getting ready for some fall shows. Hope all is well with you.
Carole

9 10 2015
wspines

I don’t think made it to that meeting. Wish I had been there. Hope all is well with you Louise. I won’t be gong this fal but hope to see you n the spring or at the summer hook in next year.

5 10 2015
Eliza Waters

Great photo showing the fall colors. Wood fires have been lit – but it’s supposed to get warmer for the next few days. Today turned out beautifully – hurrah!

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