CANADIAN GEESE-THE LAVENDER FEST-THE ROBIN

28 06 2015

GREETINGS

Its been raining hard off and on all night.  At this point it seems that I won’t be setting up at the Fest today.  Chris made sure that everything was dug out so no water came in the barn.

CANADIAN GEESE 

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Since I moved her 18 years ago geese have made nest on this property, showing their goslings how to walk on the side of the road and how to cross it and the best places in the neighborhood to get a meal.  Its one of those things in this fast pace world that slows you down for a few moments just to watch them.

THE LAVENDER FEST

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Yesterday was a perfect day for the Lavender Fest.  Cooler temps and a cloudy day made things perfect.  They had the biggest attendance ever.  I sold quite a bit of salve and met so many nice people. 

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This is Marty she is Sandy’s sister (Sandy hosts the Lavender Fest).  SHe bought my Norwood Loom and want to show me her first project on it.  I am so glad that the loom has gone to such a wonderful home.  Great Job.

ROSE GERANIUM SALVE

The rose geranium salve is done.  I thought i had a brilliant idea but ir didn’t work out.  I thought I would grind up some rose petals to put in the salve. but had to strain them out.  A lesson learned.  The salve came out nice with a subtle, musky smell of roses. 

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THE ROBIN

A the fledglings should be gone from the nest in the Crabapple tree but there is one  who won’t leave the nest.  It’s as big as its mother.  There are some kids that never want to leave the nest!

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Sorry its a bit blurry taken through a window.  Thanks to Gary for a few of the lavender pictures.

Many thanks for reading my blog today, I hope you have a wonderful day.   Carole

 

 

 

 

 





THE LAVENDER FESTIVAL-MR. PEPPERS AND CHICKEN LITTLE

1 07 2014

GREETINGS

WILD ROSES AT JOHNSON HILL FARM

WILD ROSES AT JOHNSON HILL FARM

 

 

 

 

 

THE LAVENDER FEST

THE BOOTH AT THE LAVENDER FEST WITH ME HOOKING ON THE RUG

THE BOOTH AT THE LAVENDER FEST WITH ME HOOKING ON THE RUG

 

Usually Sundays are not the best days at shows but Sunday was good.  They had good crowds and the weather continued to be good although a bit more humid.

Sandy’s Studio

I love Sandy’s studio.  It’s in a beautiful setting, sitting on a bluff overlooking the farm.  Heated by a wood stove and oil lamps light it , a place to sit and read and a large room to weave in. Just perfect.

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RICKY LEFT FOR SCHOOL

Ricky goes to Eagle hill School in Hardwick for a month each summer.  It’s a beautiful school located in the country. It’s about an hour or so away.

RICKY AND CHRIS WITH THEIR MOM AND DAD

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MR.PEEPERS AND CHICKEN LITTLE

On Saturday I went to feed the chicks and Mama and overnight the tail feathers of Mr. Peepers had blossomed out.

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 He is not starting to crow yet but he and his brother Chicken Little will be large roosters.  More handling is called for to keep them friendly.  The next day Chicken Little had his feathers.  The chicken world is always astonishing.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today, it’s very humid here and will be for a few day.  Chores will be done early.  Hope you have a wonderful day.  I will leave you today with a shot of the cows waiting to be milked at a local farm.   Carole

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THE FARMERS MARKET-LIVING ON A FARM-THE LAVENDER FEST

29 06 2014

GREETINGS

LIVING ON A FARM

At the last town meeting there was a vote to make our town, Colrain, a farming community.  What a nice gesture.  Most people who live here adjust to farm smells and farm sounds.  But there are those few people who complain about both.  My friend Lynn has had a neighbor complain about her rooster some years ago.  I have a neighbor who constantly complains about everything , some people like to complain but when you live in a rural town you can expect the baaing of sheep, crowing of roosters and the mooing of cows and yes, sometimes very barny smells!  I am glad that Colrain remains a small town and encourages farmers.  We have both large and small farms here and its a great place to live.

THE FARMERS MARKET

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The farmers market livens up when the veggies come in but it’s still an enjoyable place to be on a Friday afternoon.  There are still lots of things to be had, fresh home-made bread,greens, handspun yarn, fresh eggs, ice cream, lamb and much more. Ricky set up the tent and helped me and Jane came and spun.  I am working on the Farmers Market rug and enjoying meeting new people and introducing them to my products.  Here is a look at the progress on the Farmers Market Rug.

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THE LAVENDER FEST

 JOHNSON HILL FARM IN BUCKLAND, MASSACHUSETTS

Yesterday was a glorious day..  Breezes with plenty of sunshine.  Everything looked beautiful and it was a great day for meeting old friends and greeting new people.  Ricky helped me set up. I worked a little on the Farmers Market Rug but today I am bringing my spinning wheel.  Come join me.

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Many thanks for reading my blog on another beautiful day.  Carole

 





LAVENDER FESTIVAL DAY ONE

30 06 2013

Hello,

It was a beautiful day, sunny and a nice breeze, I  hope that you enjoy the pictures of the day.

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Sandy owner with her husband of Johnson Hill Farm and their dog Roxy

Sandy owner with her husband of Johnson Hill Farm and their dog Roxy

 

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Entrance to the labyrinth

Entrance to the labyrinth                                                                                 

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After the show was over we all enjoyed cake celebrating the 10th anniversary of the festival.

Many thanks for taking the time to read my blog today I hope you enjoyed a glimpse of the Lavender Festival.   Carole