Sunday, May 03, 2009

making the bed

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No hospital corners on the sheets here, just flower and vegetable beds. The seedlings are ready to come out of the "nursery" and get "tucked in" to their beds. We have been getting things ready, doing repairs, tweeking the soil...making sure everything is "just right". Here is a photo of the "broccoli bed".

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The seedlings look so small out here in the wide open! I used to protect them from the cutworms with cardboard rings...but the chickens have done a good job of eradicating the area of cutworm, so they should be OK. I'll have to keep watch.

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I had a chance to work with some Shetland that Cathy sent to me...this one was labeled "Sax Emsket Multicolor" After washing, I hand carded the locks, and dizzed (is dizzed a word?) them off...into birds nests...

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The finished 2-ply is still on the bobbin...waiting to be skeined and measured. This was a real pleasure to work with! There was a little bit of undercoat, but not much. But still, I would call it a dual coat. And soft! Oh my!

10 comments:

Sharon said...

I've been making your kind of beds too lately!!!

And the shetland looks devine.

pacalaga said...

Looks great, the beds and the spinning. Do you save broccoli somehow through the winter, or use it all up during the summer? I've never heard of canned broccoli.

cyndy said...

I do save broccoli over the winter...in my freezer!

The big heads come in first, (and I usually freeze those,) but after you pick the head, there are lots of side shoots that keep coming for fresh eating all through the summer and into the fall.

Freezing broccoli for storage is easy. You wash it, cut it to size, blanch it for about 2 minutes, and then dunk into cold water (to stop the process) Drain, and pack. Freeze. EASY.

Judy said...

You are WAY ahead of me in the garden, which looks great. I finally transplanted tomatoes into larger pots...does that count?

Lisa at Greenbow said...

What a neat and tidy bed you've made. I like your bird nests too. Love that color of yarn.

judy said...

It'll be another month for my beds.

vanessa said...

love the cloud puffs :-)

Jody said...

Mmmm...lucky you. I have been itching to try some nice shetland. That grey colour is a beauty too.

The Gingerbread House said...

Looks like you have everything in order..and it looks good...the spun yarn also looks divine...This is a nice time of year...starting things anew...Ginny

Leslie Shelor said...

Lucky you, making those beds! It has been SO wet that there was only a short window of opportunity to get the garden plowed, and then it has been raining every day since!

Lovely Shetland! And in my favorite color!

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