Category Archives: Knitting/Weaving/Spinning

Our first fair!

I finished, almost, the set up for our first fair today. We are vending at the Middleton Good Neighbor Fest next weekend. I am nervous no one will want my stuff and excited to see what people think. Here is … Continue reading

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Other than knitting

I actually did accomplish something other than knitting this weekend, although I did do plenty of that too. I froze about 3 lbs of beans, washed my Shetland fleece from Emancipation Acres and FINALLY made flat bread worth eating. I … Continue reading

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Would that I could knit all day

I started a cabled cardi last week and am totally charmed by the pattern. I want to knit all day, every day. Bullocks to weeding, cooking and cleaning. Here is the Paperboy Cardi pattern I did stop knitting long enough … Continue reading

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High Summer

The beans are going gangbusters and we have 8 rabbits fattening for the pot. The rest of the homestead has not been as successful so far this year. We lost one of our chickens last week, we think to a … Continue reading

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Still Here

Gardening, bunnies, bees, cooking, baking, farm work.  There you go, 2 months summed up.  The gardens, with the exception of my tomatoes are doing really well, especially the beans.  Everything in my hedgerow is producing except the gooseberries, not a … Continue reading

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New soap experiment

Yesterday was another soap day. I made another batch of Chef’s soap, tweaked the recipe a bit though as I thought the last batch was a bit soft. I rendered some tallow last year and it has been sitting in … Continue reading

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Think Spring!

February may be the shortest month on the calendar, but in Wisconsin it seems the longest. Winter is dragging on, and after a tease last week of rain and temps in the low 40’s F we are now back to … Continue reading

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