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Spring sprang a pond

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Each year when the snow melts away a vernal (vernal: 2. appearing or occurring in spring: vernal migratory movements-ref: Dictionary.com) pond reveals itself out by our willow tree. It is always a little bit different in shape, range, and depth. Sometimes it lasts for a very long time, sometimes it goes away too quickly. This is my fifth spring here on the farm, and the vernal pond is one of my favorite elements of early spring and summer. This year's pond is the largest we have had, and what you see in this photo is actually not the largest it...

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Beside myself

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You can take that statement, "Beside Myself" in a couple of different ways ... perhaps.  But I am actually using it as a play on words.  My focus is on the "side" syllable.  I have shared a couple of main course recipes the past two weeks from those my son and I have worked on together, and today I thought I would share two recent side dishes we have deployed into the family menus. Unfortunately, these two side dishes are so good that each time we make them up, they are devoured before a camera can be fetched--so I have...

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Restocking Country Cotton Yarn

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Over the next two or three weeks I will be restocking my shelves with my super soft worsted weight Country Cotton Yarn. I will be selling Country Cotton yarn in 120-yard project balls ($3.00) on my website and in my Etsy store, but I don't currently plan to stock the 680-yard cones. However, I will sell the 680-yard cones ($10.00) by special order only. If you need some super soft cotton yarn for a larger project (sweater, baby blanket, afghan, etc.) and would like it on one or more cones please get your special order in to me as soon...

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Titles elude me at this moment

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Take a minute, if you are a knitter, and think about how many knitters there are around the world and then multiply that by some number that seems reasonable to predict how many hand knit gifts will be made this year ...

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The Advent of Santa: Day Six

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When we were children, my sister had a santa that looked much like today's Santa. I have no idea how she came to have him, but I distinctly recall he belonged to her for some reason. I am holding a brand new give-away ... details further on in this blog. As the years went by her Santa hung on the family Christmas tree each year and when she became an adult and moved out, her Santa stayed with the family collection at my parents' house. I always liked him because he had such a wonderful, old-fashioned look. When my husband...

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