Yes, I know, several of the calendars say Today is Summer Solstice.. well, it is tonight, a lot of folks, us especially, celebrate it tomorrow on the 21st... The actual Full Day. Summer Solstice is one of our two Anniversaries .. We did our original Handfasting on Summer Solstice ( The 21st ) In any... Continue Reading →
Though there is a lot that I could talk about this week; I decided to go with stories beings I don't really want to get into the local wildfires for instance.. too early.. Besides, The " kids" have been pestering me to write more of their stories... Midnight serenade " Is this a good idea?"... Continue Reading →
Temps have been a little lower than normal so far this spring.. Which, of course, kicked in the day after I planted the gardens............Jolly. With less rain than normal, the average winds, around 20ish mph and cooler temps... Basically... all of the veggie plants are piss at me for jerking them out of the house... Continue Reading →
working on fleeces, spinning, knitting gardens and guitars during these once again chill spring days ..plus a short story at the end..course.
Spinning or knitting.. We have tons of photos this week; projects, tools: both home made and bought wheels, spun yarn: thinnest yet, fleeces and even stats and charts. and..of course..more..
The sun slowly rose over the Eastern range of the Cascades, hillsides covered in the yellow flowers of Balsamroot , the purple of Lupines, greens of Buckbrush and green greys of Twins berries with their white flowers. Dotted patches of evergreens and groves of oaks. The dry spring has the meadow grasses already going dormant... Continue Reading →
As can only be expected; Zen mountain is cool and breezy yet. All of the wildflowers have come in, slowly changing the landscaping for a few weeks. Breezes blowing off some of the flowers from our trees and bushes, but so far nothing truly horrible....not yet... I had to stop putting our veggie plants out... Continue Reading →
Spring has sprung and , for the most part, temps are slowly rising. Many of us, though, have the flux this time of year, " Open all the doors and windows, let's get the Spring inside. Close it ! Close it! crank up the wood stove again. " To be honest, I don't even remember... Continue Reading →
Spring seems to finally have found our Homestead here atop Zen Mountain. We are in between winds, wildflowers are blooming and gardens are getting ever closer to being run. Hey Mom! The kids around Zen are full of...well..something....and they are out to get Ma's attention...No matter What it takes. " Mom!" sigh....... "Mom!" "Momomomomomomom!" I... Continue Reading →