4 08 2017


Summer is flying by with all kinds of crazy weather.  Last night we had what seemed like hours of terrible thunderstorms and torrential rains.  Some areas had a slight frost in July.   We now have to become accustomed to global warming effects.


The towel is old and tattered but I could not throw it away.  I used it as a teenager, my kids used it and my grandchildren used it.   I am planning on cutting it into strips and making a small bath mat.    I do love repurposing things


About 4 years ago I ordered three Hazelnut trees.  I planted one at the edge of the side yard chicken area and it grew.  I  had forgotten where the others were and still can’t find them.  I thought I would have to buy another pollinator tree.  I do love the tree its shape is perfect and its a  manageable size.  Walking by it the other day I spotted something unfamiliar  and it is nuts starting to grow.

 What a surprise and the tree is loaded.  Maybe the other trees have survived or there is another one in the neighborhood.  Looking forward to having my own hazelnuts.


On a perfect summer day in July, Thursday Spinners had what we hope will be an annual event.  It was held on Marti Ferguson’s beautiful  farm.   Set on hill overlooking part of the village of Buckland, the site couldn’t have been more perfect.  In the distance we could hear the baaing of her  Finn sheep and chicken sounds.  Both chemical and natural dyes were in abundance.     Amanda generously shared her Indigo dye pot and as always it was thrilling to see yarn come out of the pot  green and slowly turn to blue.







  There was painting on roving and yarns and pot dyeing.







It may look red but is orange and  it is perfect for Raggity Ann dolls hair.

 Other natural dyes were there for all to share.  

   A pot luck lunch with so many goodies to choose from was enjoyed by all.   I will keep putting pictures of the party on future blog.


Look for adventures in re doing a kitchen in a 1850 house.  Its exciting, scary and not pretty.  Many thanks for reading my blog on this overcast summer day.   Carole




8 responses

4 08 2017
Eliza Waters

Bless you for doing a kitchen renovation – that takes strength and endurance (not to mention patience)! Looks like another set of thunderstorms coming through before we get a break of cool weather.

5 08 2017

I hope that it will be completed by the Crafts and then you will be able to see it. Cooler weather tomorrow Yea! Your flowers are wonderful. Carole

4 08 2017

You started the kitchen?! How exciting, terrifying and messy. Are you going to FINALLY get your soapstone sink installed? Can’t wait to see the end result…sympathies though for having to live through the chaos of remodeling…

5 08 2017

No one will put the soapstone sink in much to my disappointment. I bought another old sink and that will go in It a double and is much deeper than mine. I will sell it on craigs list .All this was decided on the spur of the moment and things are everywhere but in the end it will be a much nicer and workable kitchen. Most of the rats have move but the two baby skunks have stayed!!! Mommy had built them the most perfect nest right under the cabinet near the barn door. Stuffed with fluffy hay!!!! We will get together when this is more under control.

5 08 2017
Rita Bergeron


That is a brave undertaking…redoing your entire kitchen. What does the design look like? How long will it take? What are you doing in the meantime? Good luck!

Love, Rita

On Fri, Aug 4, 2017 at 12:03 PM, Whispering Pines Farm wrote:

> wspines posted: ” GREETINGS Summer is flying by with all kinds of crazy > weather. Last night we had what seemed like hours of terrible > thunderstorms and torrential rains. Some areas had a slight frost in July. > We now have to become accustomed to global warming ef” >

5 08 2017

So good to hear from you Rita, I have bee thinking about you. Your brother has been doing the electric part pf it and I asked him how you were.I needed doing after I moved in but there were more important things to be done. Some things will change, the stove will be moved and the fridge turned to face the work area. Pat, my neighbor ha been doing the tear down and rebuild has changed the pantry so there is a new door facing the work area and he put my Great Grandmothers window up above it with hinges so it opens out. All this is being carefully thought out so that if one day i should be in a wheelchair O can remain here. The project is going to take time and all my family is helping in one way or another. David was the one who started the ball rolling. Hope to see you this year.
Love Carole

13 08 2017
Don White

The flower is amazing

13 08 2017

Thank you

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