RUG HOOKING IN NEW HAMPSHIRE-EGGS-WAULKING WOOL IN SCOTLAND TODAY

25 07 2015

GREETINGS

Less humidity and a slight breeze is making these days summer perfect. 

RUG HOOKING IN NEW HAMPSHIREIMG_5460

 

Driving through Vermont at any time of the year is wonderful but I especially love it in the summer.  Everything lush green, so many wonderful old farms. Lebanon New Hampshire is just a little over an hour and a half from my house. I take back roads till I get to Brattleboro then a highway route 91 to Lebanon.  Even the highway has some majestic scenery.  It was great to see old friends and meet new ones

Louise with her latest rug

Louise with her latest rug

Deb with her latest rug

Deb with her latest rug

CATNIP

DRIED CATNIP

DRIED CATNIP

Pattie gave me two large feedbags full of catnip.  I left them in the car.  On a few summer days they were dry.  ANd another benefit , catnip has a calming effect on people so my errand runs were less stressful!

THE NEW HEN

I love the shape of this egg

I love the shape of this egg

She has settled in and has laid an egg for the past two days.  To me that is an indicator that she feels comfortable..  I understand from Charlie that Morticia dug a hole and visited.  I am giving them more time to get use to each other, then hopefully they will get along.

WHAT IS GOING ON IN SCOTLAND TODAY-WAULKING THE WOOL

Sgioba Luaidh Inbhirchluaidh's photo.

it would be wonderful to be there, to sing the old songs and be a part of it.

Waulking is a finishing process of the wool tweed. It is usually done by a group of woman pounding the cloth rhythmically The process was timed by song not minutes or hours.  For more detailed information please look up Thistle and Broom online. 

www.youtube.com/watch?v=AenBnjKhPPo
Have a listen to one of the songs.
At this time of year there is a wonderful wool festival going on in Scotland, I am enjoying it via facebook. and you can to, here is the link.

Many thanks for reading my blog on this wonderful summer day, I hope you enjoyed my traveling to New Hampshire and Scotland. Carole