Mock Croc socks – a Knit Picks pattern by Susan Lawrence, has been started. Actually, they were cast on two weeks ago. But life has been very busy around here and I haven’t worked on them much – just a row here and there. No, they will not be done by the end of the month. There are just too many projects calling my name. I chose this pattern because it looks like both the pattern and the changing colors will work well together and it won’t be another plain pattern which does get boring.
In addition to two rows today, there was a doctor’s appointment and then filling the car again for a run to the dump. We thought they closed at 5, in fact it is 4.30. We were the last car in and I am so glad that stinky stuff doesn’t have to sit in the car until Sunday. The “car” is an older station wagon that we keep as a “farm wagon”. The poor thing hauls very thing from animals, to animal feed, to garbage and still maintains a good attitude. When ” old faithful” finally gives up, it will have earned a celebration of life. After that run, it will take the recycling to the recycle place.
Have a blessed Sabbath and safe weekend.
Tomatoes are having a bit of confusion this year. It often freezes around October 15, but look at all those new sprouts – they are volunteer tomatoes. Of course, eventually, we will get a freeze and they will all go down, but what a strange time to be sprouting.
This is the kale we planted last spring. It has been giving all summer and still going strong. We have planted new kale, but I’ll show that after it has been thinned out some. I’ve not kept up with the garden or much of anything lately like I would have liked to. But we did get all the hazardous waste – paint, chemicals, etc. in the trunk of one car to get it to the proper place on Sunday. We filled the trunk, so will be using the other car until it is emptied and aired out.
These are the “new lambs on the block”. These brown ones, Zoe and Zola, were born April 14 and have just arrived. It’s fun to watch how quickly they realize they are in with other lambs and warm right up to each other and still they are closer to their siblings when they come together.
Here is another photo of all 5 of the ewe lambs so far. 3 more are expected next week. Then we’ll sit tight for the winter and let them grow up. The brother to the little black one on the left is in another pen with a ewe. Just can’t take a chance.
The table runner is now ready to quilt. I modified the pattern to fit my table by adding another design unit and the triangles on the ends. For “batting” I used the Teflon fabric that is made for pot holders, so that when something hot is placed on it, the table will still be protected. I don’t even trust myself not to forget.
Then it was time to do some of those mundane tasks – like cleaning out the refrigerator. These chores never take care of themselves.
And the garden is still producing, so I picked and cleaned kale. There are still more foods (beets, parsley, peppers, celery, etc.) to pick and though some will stay for the winter, some need to be taken care of – maybe tomorrow. And to my surprise there are dozen of volunteer tomato plants 2-6″ high. But the freeze will take care of them.
I brought the Meyers Lemon tree and the lime tree into the house as I’m not sure when the first freeze will be, but usually by mid October and we are there. Since the lemon is blooming, I’m anticipating wonder fragrance from this little plant. The little lime tree nearly died, but I see it is coming back. I promise to take better care of it. See all the parsley near the bottom. Will that grow in the house throughout the winter?
We are being threatened with a storm tonight and a major storm Saturday where we could lose power for 2-4 days. I don’t think that will happen, but if I disappear, it will be because we don’t have internet.