PICKING DANDELIONS-EGGS-SOAP

15 05 2015

GREETINGS

Its gotten quite cool here, some areas receiving a frost.  It was a nice change from the hot and humid weather that we have been having and I did light the wood stove today

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.  No rain to speak of but tomorrow there is a 60% chance of it.

BREAKFAST

BREAKFAST

PICKING DANDELIONS

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I really want to make some dandelion soap but don’t have the time now, Yesterday I went to the nearest cemetery by the river and sat myself down and picked enough for the dehydrator.  My neighbor was walking her dog and stopped to say hello.  It made me think how wonderful it is to live in a small town where you are safe.  SOmetimes I take for granted how nice it is.  The dandelions are in the dehydrator and it won’t take long before they are dry.  I will pick another basket full soon, and some to press too.  I thought in the dehydrator that they would stay full but they shrivel up.  I do want some that will lay flat..  I may decorate the wrapper with one on top.

EGGS

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What a day yesterday I got 8 eggs!!!!    I have 8 already this early afternoon and Francis is stilling  in the nest.  So it will be 9 today out of 10 gals that lay.

Francis

Francis

SOAP

I am planning on making soap tomorrow.  The Calendula soap will be ready for the fair and still needs to dry another few days.

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

 

 





LILLY PAD’S SUMMER VACATION-NEW KNITTING PROJECT-HOTEL SOAP

4 08 2014

GREETINGS

The sun is trying to peek through the cloudy skies.  We are suppose to have scattered showers for the next few days.   Good for the gardens.  Then a batch of sunny and cool weather.

LILLY PADS SUMMER VACATION

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Lilly Pad has been here for most of the summer.  Chris has set up a place for her on the window sill, with pillows.   This is the flight plan for many of the birds that live on the farm and Lilly Pad enjoys the show.  She misses Chris while he is away but I am spending time with her every day and she seems content with that.

NEW KNITTING PROJECT

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Chores seem to consume my life and the things I love to do get pushed aside.  I have made a commitment to myself to spend time doing the things I love, be it Spinning, Knitting or Rug Hooking.  

This new knitting pattern is really an old one which I found in the attic a few weeks ago.  It was down at the bottom of a box in a bag.  It was something I had bought before I moved to Maryland and had just a little started.  Well I started a new tea cozy yesterday and I love working on it.

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The pattern is making me do things I had done many years ago and forgotten how to do them (bobbles).  FUN.  I am planning to make the next one larger.

WHERE DOES THE SOAP YOU USE AT HOTELS GO

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This is a question I have always wondered about its seems like such a waste.  But I have come across the Global Soap Project and am thrilled.  I am not sure what hotels are involved but kudos’ to the ones that are.  The soaps are gathered and sent to a place where they are sanitized and made into larger bars.  Then are sent to poor countries where just the basic hand washing will prevent many diseases that kill children.  Check them out they have a great web site which explains it all.

Since I have been writing this the sun has gone out and clothes need to be hung on the line.  Many thanks for reading my blog today, I hope you have a sunny day too.   Carole