The barley and wheat harvest is underway, albeit in fits and starts. A spell of prolonged sunshine would be good, but the weather forecast doesn’t look too promising, much like the harvest yields and quality. Heigh Ho! Such is farming. An intermittent service may be resumed here. Partly, because it’s harvest and I’ve posted aContinue reading “Harvest 2021”
The last day of 2020 and I’m pressing the Pause button. Rewinding through 2020 wouldn’t take long and fast forwarding through 2021 to plan anything would be folly
I flit from one enthusiasm to another and my bookshelf charts my crazes for various crafts from long abandoned papier mache and wirework, a brief dalliance with natural dyeing and book binding, an erratic flirtation with calligraphy and printing, through to an enduring love of knitting. Not surprisingly, I have veered from colourful Fair Isle and Icelandic to plain and simple, from tiny baby clothes to enormous blankets with a detour via felted bags and knitting a scarf with two bird perches. And now, ganseys.
At the beginning of lockdown in the spring (when we thought this would all be over by Christmas) I started a Letterbox Art Collaboration with my mother as a way of keeping in touch but I wasn’t prepared for it to be such a joyous thing to do.
Families often start the festive celebrations by heading out together to choose a tree from their local Christmas Tree Farm. But 2020 will be different. Read these tips from Slamseys for How to Choose the Perfect Christmas Tree in 2020.