FOOTSTOOL-HOGWEED-CHINESE LANTERNS-GATHERING ROSE PETALS FOR CHICKENS

21 06 2015

GREETINGS

Lil checking for eggs this morning

Lil checking for eggs this morning

I can’t believe that I had to light a fire in the stove this morning.

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It was only in the 40’s here.  More rain coming in so trenches were dug this morning and will be checked tonight.  We have had curious weather this spring.  The one thing I can count on each year is the Jewelweed plant .  It really doesn’t care if its warm or cold it just grows and grows.  I have pulled about 1000 plants and have so many more to get out before seeds form.

FOOTSTOOL

It’s been years in the making and now it  will become a pillow.  It will not fit into the footstool frame.  I will cover the footstool with a paisley  material that I love.

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This is the first time I have ever heard of Hogweed.  A friend thought  she had it so I did some investigating online

Its listed as a Federal Noxious  plant.  It can grow up to 14 feet tall with leaves as large as 5 feet across.  DO NOT TOUCH THIS PLANT.  Touching the sap of this plant can cause sever burns, permanent scaring and even blindness.  

CHINESE LANTERNS

They have come back this year and multiplied.  I am glad I do love them in fall decorations.

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ROSE PETALS

I am gathering and drying herbs for the chickens i the winter.  Today I picked the rose petals that fell on the ground.  I will dry them tomorrow.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful Father’s Day tomorrow.   Carole

 





THE DYE PARTY DAY 2 GREENHOUSE FOR THE HENS?

15 09 2012

 

HELLO,                                                                                              

      Today was day 2 if the dye party.      The weather was much cooler and there was a breeze.   I accomplished a lot today, in particular I was dyeing fabric to use as the back ground on my cats and pumpkin hooked piece.  Lynn took over  using  up dye on Elliott’s roving.  Between us both we got a lot done.    

These are the colors that I will be using.   THe color was drab olive and some blue came out  in wool dyed piece.  The mohair piece came out just perfect.  And the remaining dye that was in the dye bath came out blue as you can see.  I think it will all work together nicely.      

                                                                     The colors everyone got were all wonderful.  Neil and Jen’s children did a wonderful job dyeing

CHICKEN GREENHOUSE?

I have had this idea for the past two years.  I would like to add a temporary greenhouse in front of the

barn where the hens go out now.  It would be made of windows that I have been collecting.  I have

sent a e-mail to the local Poultry online to ask their advice.  I am not sure about ventilation and how

hot it would get inside in the winter time.  I think they would enjoy it.

Have a wonderful day and thanks for reading my blog

Carole