Monday, September 26, 2011


Just because I don't have any knitting I can show you. There was knitting, and there are finished projects but they are all hush hush. Either gifts or test knitting. So instead here is Yesterday's sunset as seen from the back of the house. We enjoy the sunsets and sunrises a lot.

I think I need to start another pair of mittens with sunset colors for the winter.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

 Again a whole week of no posts, weeks fly by. By the time I am home from work, there is more work to be done at home. I keep wishing for some kind of cleaning fairies, gnomes or maybe even Dobby wants to come and live with us to clean. Yesterday I finally set up everything in the school house. A nice day was spend behind the sewing machine making Christmas buntings. They are almost done so pictures will follow very soon!!

 Living on the farm means constant change, I wonder what is going to grow here.

 DS lizzard is growing and is already feeling very much at home, he or she we don't know, already eats out of our hands. We can tell it is growing, to me it is just amazing that in 6 months it should be a full grown Bearded dragon. He/she is so cute!

I also started to make beaded stars for Christmas gifts. Don't know if they are going to be for bracelets or necklaces. For now it is just playing around with the different patterns and color combinations.
Add caption

Saturday, September 17, 2011

About Snakes and Chutney

Saturdays are always cleaning and chores days with no exception today. I cleaned house with the occasional "help" of DS. He cleaned the porch while I cleaned and scrubbed inside the house. Gotta love hardwood floors they are awesome.
Of course I had to multi-task and make some roasted pepper and tomato chutney. It is lovely to have a farm right at your doorstep with lots of veggies and ever since we moved I have been itching to can some of that.
Starting off with the chutney. And after a few hours six big jars and three small jars are filled with the good stuff (I sure hope it is good, it sure smelled really nice)
DS went to talk to the neighbor and on his way he almost stepped on this beauty, he came running back to get the camera, and succeeded in getting these pictures for me.
There are lots of gophers in the fields, so I bet there is plenty to eat for the snakes.
It is also Tarantula mating season, but so far no sightings yet.
For now I am going to enjoy my Saturday night with some pre-halloween knitting and a glass of wine.

Monday, September 05, 2011

A Long Weekend

We had a nice long weekend, and by now the three days are gone. 
This was the first weekend in a long time we where not surrounded by unpacked moving boxes, we just enjoyed the house and it's surroundings, DS had a friend over and the boys enjoyed the farm. Not so much the cleaning of the chicken coop, especially after going to sleep at 2 am!
 We enjoyed the sitting outside on the porch, reading a book (DH),
Or doing some crocheting and knitting while enjoying a beer.
 Crochet flowers, no idea what to do with them yet, but I had this nice magazine and just had to try some.
 Paco was on the lookout for some food.
 View from the kitchen window, I watched this little one while I was cooking lunch.
 It is also fun to play with the magnetic Bucky balls that DS got a while back. He wants more of them and seeing how fun it is to play with I can understand why. I do have to admit it is not easy to build stuff from in the beginning, they stick (duh) especially when you don't want them to stick together or on another surface.
Tomorrow it is back to work, short weeks for some reason always seem to look longer. Our next four day weekend is not until Thanksgiving, by then it is November and if we are lucky it is still nice enough to sit outside on the porch.