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Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Our First Double Yolk

I just had to share.  We finally have a double yolk egg.  K is showing how big the egg is with our egg scales.  Please excuse the messy face.  LOL



Please excuse our glare.


My one and only Christmas ornament up.  I think it is the most appropriate one.  A glittered chicken with ruffled rear feathers.

We had snow today.  So far it is about an inch.  The flakes were so large and beautiful.  I love the snow, I just worry so much about people falling on the ice and poor drivers.  Do you like the snow?

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Have a great week!  Dawnie


Saturday, November 29, 2014

Cranberry Sauce

How do you make your cranberry sauce?  Do you buy it canned or do you make it from scratch?  Do you like it jelled, or with berries?  In the past I have used orange or nectarine slices.  Cumquats are my favorite fruit to add to my sauce, but they are not in season at the same time.  A little nutmeg or cinnamon also adds to the flavor.  This year I cooked the usual cranberries, water, and sugar.  Then I added apple chunks.  My most favorite ingredient of all time is is...................................................


brandy.  Yes you heard me right, about 1/4 cup per bag of cranberries.  It mostly cooks out, but it adds a lovely flavor.

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How was your holiday?  I miss spending the holidays in the country with family.  I didn't realize I missed that until I looked outside today and I saw my chickens and the fall colors in the grass and trees.  

I'll visit with you soon!  Dawn 

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

Lately

The 2 cards next to the yarn are new business cards I am experimenting with.
I have been dying wool and spinning.  I had some Border Leicester X wool to wash and dye.  I used two blues and a pink for dying in a somewhat rainbow method.  The wool turned out to be a lovely shade of blue.  There was some yellowing in the wool and that area became more of a teal once dyed.  All together the varied tones make for a more interesting yarn to me.  I made 2 plies and for the second ply I added 3 colors of Mylar with the wool. (silver, light blue, dark blue)

I also put bakers twine and yarn strings on a few price tags.  It seems that my price tags do not stand out enough for people, so I am trying the larger tags in varied pink colors.

The boys found a possum in the chicken coop.  We lost 2 chickens in this last week.  We live in the city so it is a little unusual to find a possum in our yard.

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What have you been up to lately???

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Veterans Day


Happy Veterans Day!  
Thank you for your service veterans!
Thank you all fallen veterans and your families for your sacrifice!