Warming up by the Fire

Saturday we received a truckload of firewood delivered by a friend. It was so cold, but my sweet hubby made a fire in our backyard firepit. Lily & Brooke and him enjoyed the warmth and roasted marshmallows, while I served the hot cocoa. … [Read more...]

January brings the snow

But hark!the roots begin to growThis is from the monthly verses from the poem "The Crowning of the Year" by Juliet Compton-Burnett. I have tried to find a link to this poem, but can find nothing about it on Google. So, I will re-type it here. We use each verse during its month and recite during … [Read more...]

Winter Garden

We planted lettuce, swiss chard and spinach in October for our winter garden. The weather changes this season have been great, so we'll see how it goes. The lettuce is looking crisp.Here are some other pictures of winter interest.Nandina berries Pink Wallflower Great Red Mustard pot with … [Read more...]

Warm as Wool

We are reading "Warm as Wool"It is a wonderful book, but out of print. I get it from our library. We are talking about wool, learning to spin wool into yarn, finger knit, braid and begin to knit with two needles. Cold winter days seem to lend themselves to cozy handwork. We decorated our nature … [Read more...]

Sweeping out the Corners

I purchased a new straw broom, and it is being put to good use! I have spent the last week emptying out my craft/school room, purging, cleaning and re-organizing. What a sigh of relief when I look around and all papers are filed, bins are tidy and labeled and I know where everything is. It is also a … [Read more...]