Tuesday, 29 September 2009

A Great Day to Dye.

My inspiration, colours of Autumn.

My undyed wool stash (or about a quater of it ! )

My dye pot.





Drying in the wind.


thanks Claire.
Natural dyes next.


Monday, 28 September 2009

Scarecrow Festival

A Sunday afternoon leg-stretch, looking at 77 scarecrows dotted around the village next to ours.
Wonderful community event, bringing hundreds of people out into the Autumn sunshine.

Some of our favourites.
They'd even bent the bicycle wheel !

My favourite of the day - The invisible Scarecrow.




What could be better to round the afternoon off than listening to K playing in the Band, dressed appropriately for the occasion ofcourse.






Saturday, 26 September 2009

Red Hot

We grow tomatoes every year in our greenhouse, as many different varieties as we can cram in.

Our favourite way to use them - roasted with garlic and herbs, then mashed into a wonderful sauce, to use on pasta or as the base for a spag bol.We try and freeze some for enjoying in the winter but never manage to freeze enough.

Nice sliced and eaten with a generous twist of salt and pepper too.

Also growing in the greenhouse this year, these amazing chillies.

A real bumper crop.




Friday, 25 September 2009

Now He is 2 !

A cake made by one of his favourite people - Grandad B, filled with his favourite things - jam & cream, topped with his favourite fruit - strawberries and eaten while wearing his favourite top - Thomas the Tank Engine.
A good day.



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Thanks for the pumpkin hat love, pattern for those interested is found here
http://www.knittingonthenet.com/patterns/holpumpkinhat.htm
I knit using 2 strands of dk wool, makes for a sturdy, warmer hat,I like to blend a ball of red and one of orange.
Happy Knitting.

Friday, 18 September 2009

Knitting the Season


Ready for a little fundraising " tea in the woods " for O's Waldorf group.

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Wednesday, 16 September 2009

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Flour Power

Oh the fun to be had with some "out of date" flour mixed with water, lentils and raisins.



Thursday, 10 September 2009

Happy end of Summer Days

Thanks for all the wonderful comments left here after the GCSE results post and the picture of O feeding, so very kind and much appreciated.

I think I have finally caught up with the various holiday washing from The Mother Camp ( so wonderful to meet up with some of you, I only wish there had been more time and less rain ! ) and L's Spanish washing ( which was mainly shorts and trunks, unlike our camp woolies ! )

Summer seems to be hanging on here with wonderful warm days, a recent visitor to the garden, this gorgeous bumble bee, happy to hang round while I grabbed my camera.

Using up the basil to make pesto.

I am going to admit and completely blow my cover, that after making this with K, we popped it in the fridge to enjoy the next day ... only for me to find it about a week later covered in mould !!!!

Bringing in Autumn is another visitor to our garden, " snorter " as we have called him due to the noises he makes, is to be found most evenings either in the dog's bed or in her food bowl while she lays on the floor looking very put out !