An egg an egg


Yes folks, one of the backyard hens, is finally laying eggs! We’ve gotten three so far


We are very happy about this, one more thing to knock off the grocery list and I will tell you I am very grateful for that. We have cut our grocery bill in half this month and my husband no longer cries when he looks at the bank account.

Well after Carricks sad passing last week, Leif decided to try and cheer me up, however not six year olds grasp the concept of death and after trying to explain to him that he could not bring Carrick back to life, we decided to get a new baby for the kids. It’s still hard for me, I miss my rabbit very much, but this new girl has kept my son from his further attempts to recreate Stephan Kings ‘Pet Sematary’.

So introducing Brontë


Who at first was afraid to leave her little house


Then ventured out for some water (this took 24 hours to occur)


She is still skittish, but she ventures out every once in awhile. Brontë is a jersey wooly, the kids are in love with her…I’m still adjusting.

If you happen to peruse Reddit, you may or may not have seen my picture today


We went out to move birds and the sun was rising, one of the pigs sat just at the right moment, I had planned to get a sunset picture from the other side, however I wasn’t able to get away from the stove to capture the moment. 

Tomorrow is the craft fair and I’ve added to what I already had in stock, minus the yarn, these are the goodies I have been working on


I also have another hat and several more headbands I’m currently finishing up. 

I won’t lie, I’m anxious for the craft fair to be over with because..well I couldn’t help myself the other day


I bought three of those new yarn cakes and I can’t wait to make something pretty with them.

Well folks, my keyboard isn’t happy tonight so I am going to end this here.

Have a great night!!

Put on your dancing shoes

Hello *waves*, I am back from my unplanned sabbatical. We’ve had a few weeks of craziness going on here, and as a result I am still trying to catch up on sleep, so I can catch up on knitting & crochet projects.

First I just want to take a quick moment to talk about domestic abuse. I’m not going to go into full details, but I have a friend who over the past year has been a victim of domestic abuse, first with words, then with control, towards the end she wasn’t allowed to talk to anyone, including her child, and after came the physical abuse.

I am happy to say that, she has made it out of that relationship and will hopefully be getting help. I am hoping her boyfriend will be getting some professional help as well. If you know of someone who is being abused, as scary as it is, please speak up. You could be saving someone’s life.
I’ve never been more afraid, then when my friend banged on my window at 2:00 in the morning, I’ve never shaken so much sitting in my house with the doors locked and the lights off, waiting for the cops to arrive. My friend was crying and terrified, she is safe now, and will hopefully never have to go through something like that again.

If you are in an abusive relationship, there are ways out. Shelters, safe houses, or maybe even a family member or friend. No matter what, don’t take the blame for their actions, don’t make excuses for them. There is no excuse to verbally, mentally, or physically harm someone. Break the cycle.

Now on to something a little more uplifting and positive, and fluffy

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I finally have 95% of my wool, silk, bamboo, seasilk, and tencel ready for either carding or spinning (either way it’s all washed, save for pound of Lincoln long wool).

I am ready for all of that to be yarn when we move next summer. I actually just finished spinning a pound of alpaca, yeah you read that right a POUND

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I spun it up bulky and had a few mistakes, but that is all trial and error right?!

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I am in the process of crocheting three scarves for a friend, with the yarn above. That too did not happen without a little trial and error, so I broke the rules. Yeah that’s right, I’m a crochet rebel. 6″ wide and 60″ down?! Heck no, 60″ wide and 6″ down is how I role, and the first scarf looks really good if I say so myself.

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I’ll post a better picture when I am finished with all three.

I was hoping to have them done tonight, but guess what?! I have kids. They like to sit on my lap when they see me working with yarn, they like to get out of bed twenty five times a night and when I set my alarm to go off at 5:15 in the morning with the thought of knitting, guess who is up half an hour before that alarm goes off?! You know what though?! I wouldn’t trade them for all the yarn in the world, now that’s love.

I probably won’t write again until sometime next week, this week I have rehearsals and three performances of The Nutcracker!! I am super excited! If you happen to live in the North Western part of NH, you may or may not have seen fliers for it, and if you have, well what are you waiting for?! Go buy yourself some tickets! Friday, Saturday, and Sunday,

I have two finished items to share with you this week, and then I will leave you with a picture of Aileys latest obsession

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Here is a batman hat I made, I think I’m going to sew the yellow circle on with black yarn and redo the bat, so I lied…semi finished project.

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My bosom friend had an open house today, she sells party green products and she ordered something lights to put natural lip balm in.

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Scarves & Cast

So I figured, rather than continuing to write ‘my husband, my daughter, my son’ (you get it, you know they are mine), I would just start using names for them.

However, as I’m not big on putting names & front view pictures of my children in a public blog I’m going to do it a little different. Let’s just call them the names that they almost ended up with.

Toph (nickname) – is my husband, he grew up going to rendezvous with his parents. His ancestors were Vikings.

Raea (nickname from my cousin) – that would be myself. I grew up on a farm, read as many books as I could growing up, I could look at knitting patterns all day.

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This was from last summer, Toph has let his hair & beard grow out since then.

Lorelai (6) – yes, when I was pregnant with my daughter I had seen every episode of Gilmore Girls and was dead set on her name (until my 4th month). She loves all things pink, Pokemon, history puzzles, & my little ponies.

Leif (3) – I wanted so badly to give this name to my son, however my husband won out in the end. Leif loves motorcycles, chickens, & Curious George. He gets into more trouble then I care to share.

Of course you know the real names of our critters, but that is us. Hi!

Anywho, I’m working on another project , are you going to finish this one?! …yes.

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I’m working on a scarf at the moment, which I am hoping to finish by the end of tomorrow.

Have a great day folks!