Thursday, June 7, 2018

New Knitting and Planting





Hello blogging friends :) With all the instagram posts and podcasting, I've neglected my poor little blog. I still try to read everyone's posts when I can but posting myself has been far and few between.

The Yarn Along is always a favorite of mine so I thought I would join in the fun this month.

I am knitting Time Trades by Caitlin Hunter. It's a beautiful and easy to knit shawl. I went stash diving for this beauty! A mix of some of my favorite yarn dyers and makers. It's been traveling to the baseball games these days and it's a perfect game watching knit.

I'm still reading The Thorn Birds. It's a long one but I'm really enjoying it when I do have a chance to read.

We have had SO MUCH RAIN this spring so my garden and flowers got planted much later than usual. Finally got a few in the ground last weekend. It is isn't pretty but it's planted! The chicken coop got a little splash of color with new flowers too.

Happy Knitting!
Joining with Ginny at Small Things for the monthly Yarn Along.

-Leanne

Friday, June 1, 2018

Turning 40, Fishing & Knitting

Every year around the time of my birthday, "my" apple tree blooms.
Over the years the tree has lost many limbs and is much smaller than it once was. It was a a place for my sisters and I to swing and play from, climb and hide. It was the backdrop for some favorite family photos. The top photo of my tree was taken many, many years ago. My guess is around 1982. That's my Uncle Mayo sitting on the ground watching me and Andee swing. He wasn't my uncle by blood, but he felt like family, even like a grandfather. 

So every year, on my birthday my tree blooms and it makes me smile.
This year, I turned 40. A weird birthday to have. Had a rough month of some sad losses but it also makes me appreciate everything and everyone around me and the fact that I get to celebrate another year. 

I've been a bad blogger lately, so this is a mishmash of photos from the month.....





My friends and sisters threw me a fun party for my bday. Loved all the special touches!!





The weather has been so weird this May. Spring has been nonexistent. We go from cold and rainy to HOT. But the fishing has been good in our pond. I love taking the boys down to fish and it's even more fun when all the little boys are there. On shearing day, I took the kids down later in the day after work so everyone could finish up the shearing and eat dinner. We caught fish with every cast!


















The chickens have been busy laying their eggs. Nothing like a fresh farm egg to start your day.
I also started a new knitting project. Been in a knitting funk lately. This new project has been perfect baseball knitting and I'm making a lot of progress on it.

Welcome to June! I hope the weather improves and life can slow down a bit!!!!


Monday, May 21, 2018

Cocktail Hour at the Coop Podcast

Hey all! Have you seen us on YouTube??!! We just recorded and released Episode 7. My sister Liz and I are having a lot of fun doing this. It's been taking over my blogging time but it's a fun way to see us in action. So, if you have some time and want to check us out, hop on over to YouTube and watch us there!

We talk about everything from what we're working on, what we've been cooking, kids, farm stuff, a little of this and a little of that....all while enjoying cocktails!



Today is shearing day at the farm. Liz will be getting some videos throughout the day so stay tuned for more on that!

Cheers!

Thursday, May 17, 2018

Our trip to Maryland Sheep & Wool





















































Hello!!!!! Sorry it's been so long between posts. Life and work and baseball....you know the drill. But I thought I would take a few minutes and share some photos of our fun trip to Maryland Sheep & Wool! We had a great time, found some great fiber goodies and overall enjoyed the weekend with friends and family. Liz and I also recorded a podcast while we were there. So check that out on our YouTube channel, Cocktail Hour at the Coop. The link is above!

And thank you to everyone that said hello! We love meeting you and look forward to a long fiber friendship. We have been having a great time recording our podcast and sharing it with you all. Thank you for the continued support and comments!