THE BEACH TOWEL- A GARDEN SURPRISE-THE DYE PARTY

4 08 2017

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 effects.

THE BEACH TOWEL

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

A GARDEN SURPRISE

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.

THE DYE PARTY

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.

A NEW KITCHEN

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

MAUDE EATING BREAKFAST





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