Thursday, January 30, 2014

Two Rules

Number One:
When visiting the patriarchal uncle in lets say some place warm like the edge of the everglades in southern Florida,

Listen Intently.
His stories are the roots of a family he loves.

Watch his eyes light up when he speaks of his beloved wife now passed.
Or when he recounts the memories of a career he was so proud of. 
Listen some more.
Ask questions. Let him speak.
It will do all of us a world of good.
He is one of the last to know so much of the family lore.

Number Two:
Do not stop your car on the side of the road to get these kind of photos.

A guard rail is not much of a barrier.

Yes, Follow the Rules.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

How to Escape the Bitter Cold

Go here,

and find an umbrella drink.


Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Work-in-Progress Wednesday

One repeat of Beekman Tavern

Crazy Zauberbal held double with Cascade sock yarn. It's making up a nice thick men's work sock.

Sharing with WIP Wednesday

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Having cleared my calendar for the week because of a Jury Duty Summons, and not as yet had my number called to report, I have been spending these cold, cold days city side with a few favorite endeavors.
The start of a new knitting project,

the finishing of at least one of the WIPs,
Crazy Zauberball
a pot of tea and my favorite mug,
and a new read (thanks Sara for the suggestion!) that has me dreaming, wanting, planning and plotting to get a few fiber animals.
I have the land, the barns, the blog mentors, bits and pieces of stored knowledge from reading and workshops and sheep farm visits,
 the desire....
It's just the work days in the city thing getting in the way.
 Double Drats.
I will figure it out.
I must.
A favorite line from Barbara Parry's Adventures in Yarn Farming- Four Seasons on a New England Fiber Farm:
At heart I have a passion for taking an awfully long and complicated way around most things, drawn by the curiosity of blind journeys, the intensity of challenge, and a desire to see things come full circle.
That would be me.

Happily sharing with Ginny's Yarn Along

Sunday, January 5, 2014

WInter Farm Fun

Not a lot of snow, but oh so icy perfect for sledding.

Thank goodness for a stash of knitted hats and mittens.
With a personalized chair lift back to the top.

The Great-Grands got in on the fun too each in their own way.
Ma enjoying a favorite morning beverage,

While her Ray opted for more active approach.

Stay warm my friends,