Monday, May 31, 2010

A Little Jar of Gold

Well not really gold but this is the jar of crab apple jelly is made from my very small crop of crab apples.  I managed to produce this jar and small bowl for tasting.  The jelly has a sweet sour flavour. Next year I'm hoping for a crop on the second tree and then maybe I'll make 2 jars!.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

A Morning in the Farm Yard

This morning has been a time to meander.  The dogs and I went walking.  At a distance we looked at the cats.  There was a lot of tugging on the leads but cats must have felt safe.

Daisy and Rufus were waiting for some morning sun.  Daisy is very old.  In fact very, very old. Each morning unless it is raining she spends a couple of hours outside.  Rufus is a very gentle being - unless you leave the door open and he turns into a rocket.

These two innocent looking sheep scared the goose this morning.  Goosie was afraid to come out of his yard.  Normally goosie is hissing his lungs out at me.  I put the sheep out in the big paddock to make peace.  Wouldn't want to destroy goosie's weekend would we?

As we walked down the paddock I could hear a cracking noise in the hawthorn trees.  And who should it be but the Sulphur Crested Cockatoo.  Two of them were having a feast on the hawthorn berries.  I stood and watched for a while.  The cockatoos broke off a small twig with berries - this was the cracking sound

Much easier to eat without bending over.  Quite civilised really.
I have a feeling these birds may be too full to fly if they don't stop eating soon.  The birds were not afraid of me and the dogs, they just let out a few screeches and then continued eating.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Last Minute Things To Do

This bobbin of yarn  needs to be transformed into dyed chunky yarn today.  I am about to wind the yarn into hanks and start dyeing.  The slow combustion stove is warming the house so if I hang the yarn in the loft it will dry overnight.

The set up for the Stitches and Craft Show on Sunday needs to be quick and easy.  As I'm only going to be there one day I need to set up on Sunday morning before the show starts for the day.  Yesterday I purchased this cane garden cone to display yarn.  I will make a calico cover and I can then take the display set up. 

Well back to work.....

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Craft Show on Sunday

Seem to have Chunky yarn everywhere.  This weather brings on the orders.  Stitches and Craft on Sunday and I'll have lots of Chunky yarn there.

Have been felting hatband for kits.  Nearly ready for the Stitches and Craft Show on at Caulfield Racecourse.  I'll be there on Sunday only, on the 1st floor, stand i2

This is Pepper, one of Mopsy's puppies.  I'm sure her new owners are enjoying her antics.  Thanks Jane for the photo.
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