FROZEN PIPES AGAIN-THE STORM IS HERE-MORE MITTENS- A SOUP DAY

13 02 2014

HELLO

FROZEN PIPES AGAIN

I had frozen pipe both yesterday and this morning on the outside kitchen wall.  I got both of them fixed without bursting.  I plan to buy some rigid foam insulation and plastic sheeting and put that on the wall in the fall, that might be just what I need to stop pipes from freezing

THE STORM IS HERE

Yesterday I check my grain supply, picked up what I needed and got some hay.  The animals have good supplies.  It seems all the sheep have been out frolicking in the snow this morning.  They were covered with snow.  They are predicting anywhere from 12 to 18 inches of snow which will turn to sleet for a while this afternoon.  Right now its coming down at a pretty good clip.  SOme places down south had snow coming down at a rate of 3-4 inches per hour.

SAMMY IS WONDERING WHEN THE PELLET STOVE WILL BE TURNED ON!

SAMMY IS WONDERING WHEN THE PELLET STOVE WILL BE TURNED ON!

The birds are all around this morning and there is plenty of food for them.

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MORE MITTENS

Another pair of mittens from the sweater.  This sweater is made of 100% Shetland wool.  They are not the perfect mittens yet I will have to work on the sewing part of them and I think there are one more pair of mittens in this sweater.  I washed the sweater and dried it.  I like the style of these mittens with the longer cuff.  I am going to make some CHristmas Tree Pins with some of the sweater and I will still have leftovers for other projects.  This sweater cost $1.00 at a thrift store.  For those of you on a tight budget or if you don’t know how to knit you can still have warm mittens with little cost and time.

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IT’S A SOUP DAY

I have soup in the crock pot today.  It is a vegetable soup with left over veggies both in the fridge and in the freezer.   While looking in the freezer I found some pesto that I had frozen last summer.  I froze it flat so that I could break it into  pieces.  I think It will add a delightful flavor to the soup.  All kinds of veggies are in it including celery root, kale and parsnips.  I will add some pasta when it’s almost done and add some shredded cheese when it’s in the bowl.  A warming meal for tonight.

 Most of the ingredients for this soup were in my freezer.  When I opened the package of frozen sweet corn It smelled like the day I froze.  In the midst of this dreary day its good to remember that I will be freezing sweet corn again and probably complaining of the heat!

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Many thanks for reading my blog on this snowy day and I hope your day is delightful.  Carole





COOKIE SALE – BIRDS AND SQUIRRELS – VISIT – OLD SWEATER SPINNING TECHNIQUES

9 12 2012

HELLO,

The birds were out in full force today and so was the chubby squirrel.

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COOKIE SALE 

My son’s step sons go to the local Colrain Elementary School.  Yesterday they had a cookie tin sale to benefit local families in need.  People made all sorts of cookies and they were laid out  on 4 tables.  For $5.00 you could fill a provided tin with as many cookies as would fit.   What a wonderful way to help your neighbors in need and provide your family with many different cookies.

A SURPRISE VISIT

Today I had a surprise visitor.  My niece Niquette.  I haven’t seen her in many years and it was a delightful visit.  We spent hours catching up on each others lives.  I hope we will visit again soon.

OLD SWEATERS REVISITED AND SPINNING TECHNIQUES

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This is another old sweater of mine.  Made out of Angora.  Many years ago I raised Angora Rabbits.  They are delightful creatures.  This sweater was made out of several years of Samantha’s wool.    You clip them several times a year.  I can only wear this sweater when its bitter cold out or I have gotten a chill and can’t get warm.  Angora is much warmer than wool and unbeknownst to me at the time should be mixed with wool when spun.  It was another one of lives lessons.  

These bunnies are wonderful creatures who need quite a lot of care.  They are great for spinners who live in a city with a small lot.  

Hope you have a wonderful day and thank you so much for reading my blog.          Carole