Thursday, November 17, 2011


The leaves are turning all shades of orange on the farm. The weather is still very nice, a bit cold in the morning but with nice warm afternoons.
Nice enough to sit on the porch and with Jeremy aka "king of the porch" as company it isn't at all bad.
And if for any reason you have to leave your chair, the king will take it and do a pretend sleep.

Every morning when we leave for school, he comes running over for his daily share of food (from us, we know he also eats at the neighbors later in the day) He then walks us out and sits at the bottom of the porch steps until we are out of sight.
Wonder what he does all day when we are not watching.

Sunday, November 13, 2011


A three day weekend has come to an end. We have been looking forward to it for a long time, imagine three whole days off, no school, no work. Besides the household chores of course, those keep coming, never stop, ever. 
But of course I had to schedule my dentist appointment on Thursday and had that pesky molar removed. For the rest of my three day weekend it felt like I had been kicked in the jaw, not to mention the two days of "soft food" while the boys where munching on all good stuff that I could not eat. 
One can only handle so much yogurt and soup.
This afternoon we sat outside in front of the school house and watched the ground squirrels for a while. There is a whole family living in the back, maybe even more that just one family. 
They have build a whole underground castle and frolic about all day.

 See, they make the ground look like Swiss cheese.

While watching them I knitted some on the worlds thickest, warmest knee highs. 

 Turned the heel on the first one, hopefully they will be done before it gets nice and cold here. (Yes, it does get a bit cold here)

 Only 41 days left until Christmas, that means I have to make a start on making decorations. Planning to make one of these a day.

They are called Julekuler (geez, I love that word) and come from this book. There are 55 different kuler in the book, so hard to choose.

Sunday, November 06, 2011

If you are not fond of Spider pictures and get the urge to toss your computer out of the window then run screaming through the house with the feeling of taking the jump yourself then don't look farther then the first pretty rainbow pictures.

There, now you are warned!!

 It was a rainy, but not that rainy, weekend. Just perfect, nice temperature small and pleasant showers and to top it off this afternoon a pretty full rainbow over the farm.
We all went outside to marvel at it, I almost was tempted to imitate this guy but it was not THAT intense.
In the mean time I am knitting mittens and knee highs to prepare for the nice cold weather. I can hear my relatives snicker, yeah, we call it "cold" you guys call it a summer day. Never mind, I think knee highs are "da bomb" the only set back is that my legs are long and the knitting really feels like it never ends......

Now for my little spider friend, poor lady almost got smacked in the head with the door (to my defense she did crawl into it her self) Just when I wanted to close the door I saw her, ran inside to get my camera, got her onto a piece of paper and took her to get her passport picture taken.

afterwards I let her go on a tree, DH watching on at a safe distance, he is not that fond of little critters as I am. Last thing to do is find out what kind of spider it is.