several short stories from Zen Mountain along with updates for the week on spinning and knitting
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..
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 →
Spring winds are blowing most days and nights as the Gorge attempts to switch from Winter to Spring. Temps fluctuate from highs all the way into the 60s; Summer weather, back down into the 20s..the rest of the year.. In the gardens I had been working out in the new garden area by the apple... Continue Reading →
Spring has sprung; the winds have kicked in. Last week, just a couple hours after I watered down the last burn, the winds started...and are still blowing and picking up speed. Tis the Season of the Wind.. The temps are in the mid forties though dropping, at present, and the winds after week of shaking... Continue Reading →
Weather is trying to switch over towards Spring but Zen isn't about to give up Winter that easily. The hummingbirds have been moving back in and we have at least one new boy to irritate Lass.... The Return of Lass After the last winter wunderland bit, both Ma and I were concerned about Lass. She... Continue Reading →