Happy St. Patrick’s Day to all of my beer drinking Leprechaun friends! Sorry for the lack of blogging lately, but I’m still sick. Whatever this is, it’s nasty. I can’t seem to get rid of the fever and now I’ve lost my voice too. The latter of which proves delightful to my children who’ve been running amuck unchecked. If there is no improvement by Monday then I’ll contact the dreaded HMO for an appointment. I’ve not been able to knit so there is nothing fun and exciting to share on that front. Yesterday the sun came out though and the sky really is still blue behind the clouds. Thank you to all who have left comments. I love my blog friends!
I’ve been researching some different spinning wheel options. I know that I suck at using a drop spindle, but the lovely yarns others have been creating have me yearning to try again. If there are any of you out there who have tried non-conventional wheels; such as this all metal Columbine or one of the pvc Babe wheels then I’d love to hear your opinions about them. The wooden wheels are more beautiful, but I’m looking at other factors too, such as price and durability.
And finally, here are some pictures highlighting some of the challenges of establishing a vegetable garden at our new home. This appears to be the most likely location.
Notice the abundant weeds, heavy shade from the nearby cedar trees and the proximity to our house? In addition, the soil is comprised of slippery, acidic clay.
Pruning back the cedars and building raised beds with individual watering systems would work best. This way the soil contents could be regulated and water damage to the house could be eliminated. The biggest road blocks are the lack of time and energy.