Sunday…

It has been a quiet day today, I love these days when everyone is busy around the house. It has been really cold here again today and we even had some rain, which is really out of character for our usually dry winter weather. This is a photo from our front yard.

I have been spinning more and more and I must say, I really enjoy it! The bug has bitten Jen now and first thing this morning she was spinning. She has learn’t so fast and here she is spinning away. She spun about 100 grams this morning! Jen and I will have to work out a spinning schedule, LOL…
I spun this last night, it was a varigated roving that I plyed with some Icelandic sheep wool, Have no idea what I will knit with this, any suggestions? Maby a squirrel?

I am busy knitting up my natural Merino that I spun and plyed yesterday into a shabby chic donkey, this is so exciting, my very first knitted toy in the wool I spun…

This is the area where our rabbits live, we have been fixing it up over the last week, planting plants and putting up wooden fencing. We built this little stream so that the boys could float their boats that they make from leaves.

Our chickens have all moved into a new wooden home that we had made for them this week, yesterday we fenced off a run for them and it has all turned out rather nicely. Now they are cozy and warm for the winter. The white one sitting on the fence is called Bumbles, and further down is Marigold, yes, they all have names… sweet hey…

Our chickens also range freely around the front garden most days, but at night they will stay in their house and chicken run.

A quick easy meal:

We call these pretzels, great for a Saturday lunch or evening meal:


Brown bread, toasted

Lightly butter your toast,

Slice tomoatoes and place on your brown bread,

Grate cheese over your tomatoes,

Sprinkle some fresh Bazil on the cheese,

Add salt to taste,

Place on a baking tray and grill until cheese has melted, really yummy!

Have a great week and remember, if you would like to enter the sock wool giveaway, just leave a comment on my previous blog post too.

Warmly

Linda

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13 Responses to Sunday…

  1. Erin July 5, 2009 at 7:09 pm #

    All of these pics were so inspiring to look at! Can I move in with the chickens??? Lol. Lovely set up you have for them.
    Much Peace.

  2. Joy July 5, 2009 at 8:18 pm #

    Your posts have made me pine for winter lately. So cozy and warm. 🙂 I’m glad you and Jenna are enjoying learning to spin. It’s definitely on my list of must-learn activities!

  3. goldenbird July 5, 2009 at 9:42 pm #

    Yum, the pretzels looks delicous! Thanks for the recipe. What a nice place you have with room for rabbits and chickens and that sweet little stream with the bridge. Love your yarn, too.

    PS. I included info about your giveaway in my latest post this morning.

  4. themagiconions July 6, 2009 at 2:00 am #

    Ooh yummy… have you tried putting a thin scraping of marmite over the buttered bread and then Mrs Balls chutney… then your tomatoes and cheese… sounds odd but try it if you haven’t… it’s my fav! I pay $9 a bottle of Mrs Balls and $7 a jar of marmite just for this!

  5. gardenmama July 6, 2009 at 4:44 am #

    Your yarn looks so soft, I love the start of the donkey you are knitting and a squirrel sounds perfect for the other yarn. You *must* be very excited about using your own spun yarn! I look forward to the day when I need to set up an apt. with the spinning wheel with my children! : )
    Gorgeous chicken run!!!
    My children made boats from leaves and flowers today nice to hear yours enjoy that too! : )

  6. wren July 6, 2009 at 5:26 am #

    So nice of you to share the lovely pictures around your home. I think I would prefer to live with the rabbits!

  7. Magical Mom July 6, 2009 at 5:34 am #

    That is the most beautiful chicken house I have ever seen! Your yarn is stunning. You are amazingly talented.

  8. Linda July 6, 2009 at 6:45 am #

    Erin it is great to hear from you!

    Joy you will love spinning…

    Goldenbird, thanks so much for putting the word out about the giveaway…

    Themagiconions, this sounds divine! I have to try this. Wow, SA chutney and marmite is so expensive. I am going to send you some, I will contact you off line…

  9. Carle' July 6, 2009 at 3:10 pm #

    STUNNING LULU!

    Your spinning is comming along great!

    Weldom to you and Jenna

    xx

  10. Dawn July 6, 2009 at 3:58 pm #

    Yum, those pretzels look good! Your chickens and rabbits have such nice places to live. I love the little bridge over the stream.

  11. Kelly July 7, 2009 at 10:42 am #

    Wow, see Jenna go! And that yarn you created – beautiful. You certainly are amazingly talented, Linda. Love the chicken house – what lucky chickens.
    Hope you are all keeping warm and cosy. It does look cold judging from your pictures.
    Kelly

  12. Purplebears July 20, 2009 at 7:45 pm #

    I’m going to have to try your recipe. My tomatoes are just starting to ripen, and I have some basil out there, too. Thank you.

  13. Yorkshire Girl August 7, 2011 at 10:40 pm #

    Just found your blog this weekend and it is so inspirational….Wonderful patterns, flowers, and your lovely home.
    I lived in Witbank for a year some time ago and think often of my days in your beautiful country.
    I look forward to many happy hours browsing your site…..Thank you so much.

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