Sunday, November 30, 2008

Stash Busting

I'm on a determined mission to use the weeny bits of yarn that clutter my stash at the moment.

Felix Cardy in Ashford Tekapo Wisteria:

Rainbow Dress in The Wool Company Utiku Gems:
One Skein Baby Bolero in Paton's Washed Haze Aran:

Not a bad effort in the last week and a half in which one small family member had an ED visit head injury and all of us suffered a tummy bug.

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Re-fashioned Cowgirl

Take one homemade Cowgirl top, too small to ever fit the Mummy, thrifted by Aunty Larraine.

Lop off the straps, fold over the top for a waistband, thread with elastic. You have one new Cowgirl skirt for the resident Prairie Girl!

Thanks for the superb op-shopping, Aunty Larraine!

Friday, November 14, 2008


Poffertjes at the Farmer's Market this morning.

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Suburban Livestock Part Two

Along with our worms we also have a herd of yeasts and bacteria.

East India Pale Ale:
Ginger beer bug:
Water Kefir:
Here is a gratuitous shot of our recent harvest of purple broccoli. After all my concern over my brassicas the broccoli has finally come through for me. (My red cabbage remains doubtful.) This beast was easily twice the size of a supermarket head so we were able to share half with friends.

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Suburban Livestock

When you're a Suburban Homesteader about all you have room for is a worm farm.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Democracy Sodas

'Twas time to exercise my democratic right this afternoon since I'll be out of my electorate on Saturday.

And because I'm not feeling at all confident that it will go the way I'd like I bought icecream and lemonade for consolation sodas.

Kiwis - don't forget to vote on Saturday!!