My fur grandchild went home today. I really enjoyed the week with Cece but it was a lot of work. Having a puppy around is a lot like having a toddler. You have to make sure you have everything they might eat off the floor! Get up early to take the puppy out to potty. So not much in the crochet or knitting world going on for me this week. I did make it to the gym one time this week. I spent 50 minutes on the treadmill. I will get better next week. I am paying $26.00 per month and I need to quit giving them free money if I don't go exercise. I will post a picture of Cece. Almost finished reading Getting To Happy, The Sequel to Waiting To Exhale, by Terry McMillan. I joined the November dishcloth swap on Ravelry and the battle of the next iron chef contest. Anyone out there watching Sister Wives? I love the show. It is very interesting.
Monday, October 04, 2010
So nothing much going on it is Monday night. I am watching House and hoping to make it through the long work week. So far no knitting, crochet or reading. I really need to get back to my exercise routine but it is very hard to do after you get out of the habit. I am really out of the habit. Most of the time knitting, crochet, and reading are my stress relievers lately that is not true. It is very hard to make myself do anything but sit and feel tired and sad. Today my Mother and I discussed the household finances and we both feel we should do everything we can to get out of as much debt as we possibly can. This does not mean the mortgage. It does mean getting it together so it is not paid late. The savings on late fees only might be enough to buy a chicken or two! Finally after all of last weeks rain most greens we planted are coming up. The mixed greens, mustard spinach, and maybe the kale. We planted another pack of spinach yesterday. We are hoping the warm weather holds out and we get enough to cook one or two times and maybe a bag to freeze. The Bok Choy we brought and planted looks good and hopefully will do well. This has been a gardening update. Happy knitting, crocheting, and gardening. Picture of a Llama and me.
Sunday, October 03, 2010
Today was a great day! The weather was wonderful no rain, it was not to hot or to cold. We had a great breeze. It was the perfect day for The Eight Annual Farm Fest at Rising Meadow Farm and Fall Open Farm Day at Goat Lady Dairy. If I did not have such a hard time with direction I would have made it to Rising Meadows before noon. This was not the fault to the Farm, I have a hard time with directions. How I realize all I need to do is go down North Fayetteville onto Old Liberty Rd and keep straight. The direction on mapquest did not help me at all. Rising Meadow was great this was my third trip and before you think it I know by now I should know the way but 3 times and 3 different ways I made it to the farm. Farm Fest was great music, food, and vendor. A lot of the vendors are from the North Carolina area and they yarn for sale wonderful yarn in great colors and it was great. I watched a lady spinning. It looked relaxing and hard at the same time. I got the change to pet a Llama, Angora Rabbit, and an alpaca. This time I did not pet it on the head and it was cool. Website: www.risingmeadow.com . After looking at all the vendor booths we went to Goat Lady Dairy, it is very pretty and this was my first visit. You should have seen the garden! Greens, Lettuce , Swiss Chard, Bok Choy, Collard, Turnips and Turnip greens. Chickens and last but not least Goats! Well along with goats they had goat cheese you could buy. I sampled the spreadable cheese. Basil and Garlic,Dill and Chives, Jalapeno, Triple Heat, Roasted Red Pepper, and Plain. All of it was great. I did not buy any today because funds are low in my house and did not have enough to get a container. However I plan to go to the farmer market next payday and get a container of the Jalapeno goat cheese. I was so proud of my niece because she tried the Jalapeno cheese. We did buy a pound of hot sausage from Brads Farm. It is located at 5231 Liberty Grove Rd Liberty NC 27298, contact information 336-622-5618 . The sausage was great! we tried a sample. Brad stated that he grows his own grain to feed his animals. They sale Pork, Chicken,and Beef. Until recently I did not realize how many local people sold vegetables and meat. I plan to start buying as much locally produce food as I can. I think it is better for you and it helps small farms and the local community. Also learned today that Goat Lady has started Goat Lady CSA( Community Supported Agriculture). If you live in the area you can find out more about this I am sure by visiting the website: www.goatladydairy.com and their is a meeting Tuesday, Nov. 16, 7 to 8:30 pm Starmount Presbyterian Church 3501 West Market St. Greensboro, NC. It sounds like a great program. I am thinking of going to the meeting. The price really is not that bad, for the food that you will receive. However my fiances are not the best at this time maybe I can got to the meeting an learn more about the program and be prepared to join next year. It is great to have fun for free. Posting a picture of the Llmana, Alpaca, Angora Rabbit, and Goats. No Knitting this weekend, I did read and add a few rows to my Lace Crochet Afghan.