Category Archive: Garden

Sleep, sleep, toad, leave…

Michigan J. Toad

Yep, I just got home from Stitches, and now I’m leaving again. I was home long enough to sleep, sleep, sleep some more, wash a few more fleeces for The Happy Fuzzy Yarn Local Wool Project (9 days! Only 9 days left to contribute!), take a picture of this cute toad who was visiting my …

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Ready for a Shock?

Enchanted fingering weight

My plan for today was to card several batts and then spin for a while. My plan did not take into account the four hours I spent gardening yesterday, mostly digging things up and planting them elsewhere where they would be happier. You see where I’m going with this, don’t you? Four hours of digging …

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Am I coming or going?

rest area flowers

The Indiana Fiber and Music Festival was a lot of fun, despite my barely being alive still recovering from pneumonia. Highlights from the trip included: These flowers at a rest area in Kentucky on the way down. What are these? I don’t think we have these in Michigan. One of my customers came just to …

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In which not everything that is purple rocks

I used to really love morning glories. They really are quite beautiful with their heart shaped leaves and purple trumpet shaped flowers. But then one morning, you look out and realize that all the black-eyed Susans, purple coneflowers, and bee balm that you planted along the front of the deck are nowhere to be seen. …

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How did that happen?

bluesock

Somehow I got out of the habit of posting pictures of my knitting. How did that happen?  Well, to remedy the situation, here’s a picture of my current project. I’m almost ready to start decreasing for the toe.  This is my fingering weight 75% wool/25% nylon sock yarn. And since I was outside with a …

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Happy birthday to me!

That’s right!  I’m 45 today!  And it’s a pretty good day (aside from the sore throat my body decided to give me as a birthday present, but I’ll overlook that).  My garden says it’s definitely spring, calendar be damned.  Dwarf irises are blooming, which was an absolute delight, because I forgot I planted those! In …

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Spring

I was going to write about how I haven’t had enough energy to do anything lately because my migraines have been wretched, and how I’m trying an elimination diet (eliminating pretty much everything from my diet that might be a migraine trigger — garlic, onions, grapes, berries, dried fruit, soy, yeast, refined sugar, black beans, …

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Business = busyness

No, I didn’t forget about you guys.  I’ve been really busy getting stuff ready to send to Susan for the Wisconsin Sheep & Wool Festival, which is next weekend (if you’re in the area, check it out!).  I’ve been dyeing yarn and fiber and making jewelry, and I didn’t get as much done as I …

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The Plantiness

It’s finally been warm enough to work in my garden.  It’s really spring!  Yay!  (Am I the only one who pictures Kermit the Frog waving his arms around whenever I say “Yay!”?) My hellebores are blooming. I think they’re so gorgeous.  And the pulmonaria is just starting to bloom. The flowers are a little blurry …

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Randomness

It’s random thought day here at Acme Acres in Happy Fuzzy Land.  Time to just spill my brain onto my keyboard… 1. Bifocals, schmifocals.  I gave up.  I tried getting used to the bifocals, I really did, but in reality I just got used to things being blurry when I looked in certain directions.  I …

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