Probably the last garden related post of the year. There is a song that early child hood teachers sing around this time of year …. (insert #) little pumpkins sitting on a fence… It teaches counting down and something funny that rhymes happens to the little pumpkins. Well, we had four little pumpkins in my… Continue reading What’s left of the pumpkin patch…
I had several silk scarves left over from my dye class at Rabbitstick. The forecast was calling for our first frost so I decided to try my hand at eco dyeing. Eco Dyeing is a relatively new technique where cotton and silk and wool are dyed by placing fresh flowers and leaves on the fabric. … Continue reading Eco dyeing
As always, when I return from an event, it’s hard to put the experience into words. My family and I traveled to Rexburg, ID for the 30th annual Rabbitstick primitive skills gathering. There were many things that impressed me about Rabbitstick, like the children’s program and the teen program, which I felt was far superior… Continue reading Rabbitstick
Is there anything more amazing than indigo blue? I think not so much. It’s beauty is a bit primal for me. My favorite color is green, but I crave this indigo color in my fiber and yarn with most of my being. I was so excited to be able to finally learn to dye… Continue reading Indigo
In my last post I mentioned that my zucchini has been going a bit crazy. Most people will think this is normal. I just have to say that I have planted zucchini for four years in my garden and this is the first time I have gotten more than 2-3 in the season. My plant… Continue reading When life gives you zucchini
It’s August. I am not really sure how that happened. I think it snuck up on me while I was at fair. My older two are back at eschool, and I am in denial that it is time to figure out what my youngest and I will be doing. Anyway, it’s August and my tomatoes… Continue reading So Red Tomatoes.
This week is fair week and I will admit, it’s a bit hectic. So far everything is going smoothly. My kids have turned in their 4H record books and had their interviews and they have come out on top again. My oldest did a self-determined project, blacksmithing as there was no county blacksmithing project. He… Continue reading Thoughts on County Fair