MORE SNOW-NECK WARMER-HOOKING CLASS SAMPLES

2 02 2015

GREETINGS

I am keeping the stove going day and night and its keeping the kitchen warm.  Lots of work but worth it. Yesterday I had a boiler problem and called my oil company and they were here and had it fixed within 2 hours. Thats what I call good customer service.

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The scent of the day today is Sweet Orange.  It fills the air through-out the house.

MORE SNOW

Another foot at least .  Temps fallen below zero  We will struggle this week with the temps and some nights it will go down to over 10 below.

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SIMPLE KNITTED NECK WARMER

Yesterday I finished this simple neck warm that I started some time ago.  Its perfect for this windy day.  Cast on 80 stitches on circular needles and knit one and purl one all around. I knitted in the round for 6 or 7 inches and it fits perfect.

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i am working away on my two class samples and hope to have one of them done today.

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Sign up for the class at SHeep and Shawl.

Thank you so much for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole

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FINALLY RECOVERING- WOOD STOVE GOING-COOKING UP PUMPKINS

11 11 2014

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What a long bout of illness, it does make one appreciate wellness.  Much of the trouble was caused by a medication which quickly caused me to loose all strength and fought an antibiotic that I needed.  Thankfully my regular family care physician saw what  was happening and I am  feeling so much better.  Thank you all for your kind words of encouragement.

WOODSTOVE

My son cleaned the wood stove and the pellet stove a few days ago and the house is cozy and warm.  Essential oils to helping my sinus infections are gently boiling on the stove and filling the house with a wonderful smell.

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I especially enjoy sitting in my overstuffed chair in front of the stove and Owen gladly sits there when I am not in it.

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COOKING UP THE PUMPKINS

I love making pumpkin pies from fresh cooked pumpkins and often have many containers of them in the freezer.  I have found the recipe from the one pie pumpkin can to be the best one to use and my pies always come out flavorful. 

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FINISHING THE HOOKING WITH YARN CLASS

Everyones rug is uniquely their own style and colors.  Each gal in class gave their rug their personal style.  I do so love teaching people this wonderful skill.  More classes to come  during the winter at Sheep and Shawl.

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Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Cold weather is coming to us for the end of the week, I will be warm and comfortable in this old farmhouse.   Carole and Owen

 





WOOD-REDOING THE HEN HOUSE-FALL

2 10 2013

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Some pictures of the morning.  More good weather for us but next week will be full of rain.  Things need to get done before the rains come.

REDOING THE HEN- HOUSE

I started redoing the hen-house.  Putting in foam insulation and new boards on the back and side walls.  That is all I am going to do.  I spent most of yesterday doing that and am only half done.Its not perfect but I think it will help keep the house a little warmer and eliminate some of the moisture.  

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I still may have to get a small fan to run during the day.  I will need to bring these hens in before I leave for the NY show.  That is on October 19th and 20th.  The weather can become fickle by then.  I have been there when its hot and also when there is snow flurries.    Everything but the foam was recycled.  The wood is from a floor that had to be taken up at my son’s house and some from part of my kitchen floor.  Today I will be searching for some wood to make the door.

Wood

Yesterday I got some cherry wood to burn this winter.  It’s from a tree that had fallen down a couple of years ago

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  It is dry enough to  burn  now.  I used almost 1-1/2  cords of wood last winter and  I think that I may find enough to cut up between my son’s yard and mine.  That will save me $300.  

Comfrey

I grow my own Comfery in my yard but it grows so much better in my son.’s yard  I need to pick some and dry them so that I can make salve throughout the winter.

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AMERICAN CHESTNUT

On my son’s property there are 4 American Chestnut trees and they are ready to drop their lethal nuts soon.  The  nuts are covered with thorny spikes, and I honestly don’t know how the squirrels get them.

IMG_1475  They cover the ground, luckily they are far enough away from the sheep that they don’t fall into their yard.  The crop is worth some money and this year most of them will be sold to local stores . 

Today I am going to hook some flowers for the show, I am glad to get back to some hooking.

Thank you for reading my blog today and I hope you day is perfect.  Carole