Here and there

We’ve been everywhere.

Enjoying violin lessons, today will be our third lesson. We’ve spent countless hours practicing at home.

We went to my favorite place on earth (well because my sheep aren’t here yet, someday 👏)

I brought home the Christmas version of monopoly and now we all have our own set.

We spent the day at Pine Point in Scarborough Maine last Friday. The water was perfect and the sand just right for building. Our spot on the beach wasn’t overcrowded and the weather was sublime. What felt like an hour was really four and it wasn’t until tummy’s started rumbling for something other than the snacks brought along, did we finally pack up and go in search of dinner…and then ice cream (Bayley’s chocolate raspberry truffle is amazing and highly recommended.)

We’ve been at our own beach where I’ve been working on this ten stitch baby blanket.

For my little nephew due next winter.

And then we have been home

Making chicken sausage from laying hens that went into the freezer last fall, after many failed attempts they were just too hard to eat, so we tried another approach and I must say, they are delicious. I am thankful for this because we had 20+ hens in the freezer and short of feeding them to the dogs, we had no idea what else to do.

Now they will feed us through the winter and continue to keep us from having to rely on the grocery store.

We’ve been in the back pasture moving the 15 remaining laying hens, the rest have found new homes on other farms. We now move our coop on wheels once a week rather than every other day.

What have you been doing to fill your summer days?

The one where the sewing machine stopped working

We’ve had a good bit of rain the past two weeks and during one of those days I thought I would teach Lorelai to use the sewing machine. At first she was not very excited about it, however after picking a project (a pillow), and picking out some lovely soft fabric, she soon had a bounce in her step.

We pinned the sides together and went over to learn about and prepare to use the machine and low and behold, the hand wheel decided that it wasn’t going to move 😒, turns out the bobbin case was loose and was causing issues. After a cleaning, fixing the bobbin casing, dropping a screw in the machine, and then retrieving the screw, and putting it back together, the machine started to work. Phew! So we threaded the machine and suddenly the top thread decided to not pick up the lower thread. 

Needless to say, I’m not in the mood to mess with it. We will try again when the weather is a bit cooler and isn’t making everyone agitated.

We’ve been busy (as always).

We’ve graduated from preschool

  
And enjoyed nature   

 

I created two of my very own crochet hat patterns, which I am finishing the final touches and will then share pictures!!

I also picked up my lovely crochet hook last weekend and decided it was time to start my first C2C blanket

 
It got addicting fast

  

And I am now on the decrease!  This will be a baby blanket for someone who is due in three short weeks! 

For all of you who have tornado warnings (we are currently under watch), please stay safe!! I have many friends in many different states experiencing tornado warnings this week.
Have a great night folks!!