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Monday, June 24, 2013

Spring at the Red Cottage.


It's the beginning of summer and I can't believe just how quickly spring has gone by.  It's been a very busy one for us all.  It started with sap gathering and making maple syrup from our own trees.   This is our first year doing so and we were happy to be able to gather enough sap from our five maple trees to make 1 gallon of syrup.

This was also the first year that we started our own seedlings inside.  Bob and Erik put up three shelves across my south facing window and I started sets of onions, tomatoes, herbs and peppers. 

We also hatched out our first brood of layers (Chanticleers).  They are a nice multipurpose bird that do well in our Northern climate.

The garden is in, and my first cutting of rhubarb is in the freezer.  Can't wait for the strawberries to grow so I can make some strawberry-rhubarb pies for Bob.


Most importantly was my daughter's graduation from St. Thomas University.  She graduated with her Bachelors in Arts with an Honours in History.  (That is her on the left).  We are so proud of her!


Thursday, June 6, 2013

Fiber Arts Goodies


I have been really blessed this past year, when it comes to fiber arts.  I finally found a spinning wheel at an affordable price, I was gifted with an inkle loom and also I was gifted with a small tabletop loom that has string heddles.

 I am almost ready to start weaving...once I get some cotton or linen thread...and there's that whole "learning to warp my loom" bit.  Good thing I have lots of intelligent and knowledgeable friends.  Oh, Kelly...  Oh, Liz....   

*(I do have books, but I'm a tactile/visual learner)