The weather is stellar today at the Cove. I can’t believe this is the same farm that was bare trees and mud just a month ago. My onions are up, the garlic is growing, and I even have a few small lettuce plants up. It’s a good thing I farm, because this wasn’t my weekContinue reading “Saturday in the Studio April 6, 2019”
Ah, onions. Spring onions, bunching, storage, or fresh eating onions, they are a must for the home garden. Not only are they easy to grow, but they are sweeter and moister fresh from the soil. No to mention that onions and garlic are my favorite crop to grow for market. The easiest way to growContinue reading “Friday’s Farm: Onions”
I’m finally moved into the new Studio and more importantly I’m well again. This past six months has been intense. However, my workspace is up and going and I’ve been busy the past two weeks in the wool room. I had planned to revamp the blog and brand in January, but let’s just say lifeContinue reading “Saturday in the Studio 03/23/2019”
Be warned – this is not a city slicker contraption. This is a real life get-er-done, yes I live in the hills project.
Guile. Charm. Slyness. Hidden Agenda. Cunning. Trickery. Deception. Call it what you will, it’s all around us. It erodes trust and simple, straight forward communication. What is the opposite of guile? Frankness. Trust. Openness. Sincerity. Honor. Honest relationships. I am surrounded by guileless people. It is incredible freeing to have simple, straightforward conversations. I neverContinue reading “Life Without Guile”
It’s no secret to anyone who knows me that I love my cats. I’ve had a pet cat or two continually since I was a baby. However, I’ve learned that keeping pet cats and keeping barn cats are two different things. Barn cats have one job – organic pest control. These felinesContinue reading “Friday’s Farm: Barn Cats”
Enter the humble River Cane or Arundinaria. In the native Ani-Yunwiya (Cherokee) language it’s known as “i-hi”. In my personal language it’s known as “blessing cane”. Not only is it a viable material for weaving baskets, feed for the cattle and sheep in lean times, bedding for the chickens, erosion control on the creek bank, and fishing poles, it’s also a wonderful building material for small portable structures.
I would say spring is in full swing, but if your weather is a crazy as ours, then bless your heart and stay strong. The cold weather has provided one thing: time to make more raised beds. Be prepared, though. I might have been an Orthodox Jewish girl at one point, but I’ve never beenContinue reading “Friday’s Farm: My Unorthodox Garden Bed”
Shearing season is finally coming to a close and I’m back to the wheel and the loom. My dear Sade was one of the last sheep in the flock shorn. My shy little orphan had two surprises for me. First – she’s not such a little sheep! She’s a decent sized gal with a fiveContinue reading “Winding up Wednesday: Spinning a Tender Fleece”