Saturday, March 27, 2010

Tilling

I think new chicks are so funny the way they pass out anywhere in any position when they're ready for a nap. The sun has been out. Glory! Hallelujah! Jeremiah and the kids tilled up the garden and planted some grass seed. God is so good. He's so good to me.
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Tuesday, March 23, 2010

I Can't Get Her Off My Wheel!

We all went to the Fiber Arts Festival in Townsend on Friday.
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On Saturday, Miah and I went back for an intermediate spinning class. I loved it. I had the chance to spin some different fibers, got some tips on spinning my angora, and best of all, I was able to sit and spin for two hours uninterrupted. Miah learned how to use a drop spindle and really enjoyed the atmosphere. (We took Flat Stanley along too. He was thrilled.)
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And so since then . . .
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she just skips breakfast . . .
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and goes straight to the wheel.
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She takes a break to finger knit . . .
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and then it's back to spinning. (I love how she lines up her little strips of roving, all ready to go.)
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When do I get a turn?!

"She selects wool and flax and works with eager hands." Proverbs 31:13

Thursday, March 18, 2010

St. Patrick's Day Fun AND Our New Chicks

I didn't plan anything for St. Patrick's Day. I just wasn't in the mood. But months of gray skies apparently don't dampen the spirits of little children. Miah woke up in the mood for a celebration and a feast! After breakfast, I sent the kids off to do their chores so I could come up with something quick. Thank Goodness for blogworld and construction paper!
First we all made a handprint rainbow together. We hung the strips of colorful handprints from the fan above the table.
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Then the kids made jar lanterns to be the pots of gold at the end of the rainbow.
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Then Rohan helped me make some Traditional Irish Soda Bread for snack. We may not have had the celebration and feast Miah had hoped for, but it really did seem like enough to make everybody feel sufficiently holidayed.
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Even more exciting (for me) than St. Patrick's Day was last Saturday. The post office called at 10:30 pm and told us to come get our chicks. Actually they told Jeremiah to come get the chicks, because I was in bed. I didn't even know there were people at the post office that late. Last year, we bought chicks locally. This year, we split an order of chicks with a friend, because I wanted blue. Five blue andalusians and five araucanas. And a couple unknown extras thrown in. Today we had sun (amazing!) so we took the chicks and bunnies out to play.

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