Browneyed susan

What to do when it rains

… and rain it has this summer.  Normally by this time of the summer, it is dry and the grass doesn’t grow, the weeds don’t flourish, the garden languishes for cooler, wetter times.  It has been a wet summer.  The grass grows inches over night and it is too wet to run the mower and brush hog over it.  The weeds have engulfed most of my flower beds and continue to tax the chicken runs and the lower end of the garden, that I have never gotten a handle on this year.  The productive part of the garden has shaded out most of the weeds now, and I can handle staying on top of the ones that do crop up.

But back to the rain.  It is no fun to be out in pouring rain, chilly pouring rain for the past two days, so I have stayed in mostly.  I have spun 278 yards of local Leicester Longwool, and last weekend at the Farmers’ Market, bought a pound more of it.  It is a lovely fiber to spin.  I think this skein will be dyed and I still can’t decide whether to dye the roving from last weekend and then spin it or spin and then dye.  I really like the way dyed roving spins the colors, so that is probably the way it will go.

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I finished the lime green Alpaca/Merino blend on my supported spindle, plyed it on my wheel.  It needs another run through the wheel and then a bath.  Also there are two knitting projects in the works.  A hat of my handspun superwash merino for eldest son. There is a lot of that yarn, so maybe a second one either for grandson or for the shop.

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And progress on the Inside Out baby blanket.

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The next couple of afternoon/evenings will be spent cooking Tacos and sides tonight and Lasagna and sides tomorrow night for the 9 people currently in the house.  Never a dull moment, even in the rain.

 

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