Chirp Chirp Honk

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The short term guests have arrived on the farm, 30 broilers and 3 geese…I suspect that at least one of the geese may end up as a long term resident, that is if the 13 year old in the house has anything to do with it.

For the first time ever someone in the house has gotten attached to a short term guest, I guess we will have to see how this turns house as the goose gets older.

I recently decorated the greenhouse in Shades of Autumn

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Late one night I decided I just had to dye some romney wool I had been carding up. Almost half a pound to be exact. I went for a certain dye technique that did not work out at all but instead something else happened and you know why? I kinda like it!

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I have all sorts of plans for Shades of Autumn, however I’m certain those plans will change 20 times while I continue to spin up the remaining wool on my bobbins to make way for this beautiful colorway.

For instance Poseidon and Atlantis here, I’m excited to ply these two together and see what happens. I picked up this lovely wool in Virginia last summer but there were only 4 oz of each so combining the two is a must.

For awhile now I’ve contemplated a new fiber art, one that is not new to me but one which I have not practiced in many years. While cleaning up my craft room a while back I noticed my older wheel sitting in the corner collecting dust, I cleaned it up and took pictures, and listed it for sale.

Oh I had some interest and an offer of $150 less than what I was asking that made my eyes pop out of my head. After awhile I de-listed it and decided to hold on to it for awhile.

By way of fate I found someone who was not only selling the one thing I had been looking to save up for, they wanted a spinning wheel for the trade.

That folks is how I ended up with this beauty that is still sitting in my garage until social distancing is over when I can find someone to help Toph and myself carry it into my craft room

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I’m so excited to start weaving and creating beautiful items. I’ve been watching videos on making fabric and cutting that fabric to make clothes. Oh I cannot wait!

Have a great week folks!!

Canine treats and fun with hats!

Folks, today I’d like start off telling you about a new business a dear friend of mine started up, Canine Confections. Cat and her now husband adopted a puppy named Rommel awhile back, and she recently started making homemade dog treats. We ordered two pounds of the pumpkin piggies, and Moose just loves them!

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He loves them so much, that while normally he will sit still for treats, he starts running around in circles as soon as he sees the Good Dog bag!
If you have a special canine in your life, I highly suggest ordering some of these all natural, inexpensive treats!!
(I did not get paid for this review, I just wanted to share a truly awesome product that my dog gives two paws up!!

Well folks, it’s true, crochet is much faster for me than knitting, in fact I have finished two more hats and I have two more that I should be finished with my Friday!!

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I made this Minnie Mouse hat as a birthday present for my niece’s second birthday! (Thank you to my bosom friend Ethel for the pictures), my niece is going to be Minnie Mouse for Halloween and her little brother is going to be Mickey, his hat is one I should have done by Friday!
You can find the pattern to this hat over at
Repeat Crafter Me

I also finished an adult size Anna hat for a friend who expressed interest in one

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This hat took a little longer then expected, crochet makes my knuckles inflamed a lot more than knitting, but I worked through it!
You can find the pattern for this hat over at Rick a bam boo

I also have Lorelai’s Elsa hat/wig to finish this week! I bought a few pretty buttons to give it a little extra something!

We have had rain for the last week, with maybe two days of sunshine, on Sunday we went spent a semi rainy day town hunting (hunting for a town we want to buy a house in), and it was so surprising to go from our house where all leaves have fallen off the trees, to southern NH where the trees are covered with leaves! We are actually supposed to have our first snowfall this weekend!!
As much as I love this town and the early snow, we need to live in an area that has a longer growing season for veggies and hay. Hopefully we’ll find something that we love!

During yesterday’s rainy day, in between lessons, I managed to wash some of my Romney wool that I purchased in the spring, I washed it three times with blue dawn dish soap, and then rinsed with plain water three more times. I heated to the water up to 150 degrees on the stove (my water heater won’t turn up any higher than 120).

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Before the first wash^

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This morning, still wet

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Some of the wool already dry.

This Romney feels soft and looks beautiful! I can’t wait to spin it up this winter!

Hope you all have a safe and happy Halloween folks!!