Archive for June, 2008

Look What the Geese Dragged In

My husband found these a few days after the geese arrived as he was putting in the flock. (I guess it’s more impressive informative if you can see the comparison with a chicken egg.)

My husband made a frittata with just one of these lovelies this week. Fed the both of us. I read they’re the equivalent of three or four chicken eggs. And when I went to make cupcakes for the boys birthday party (from a box, sorry) and the directions called for three eggs…. I figured, why not? They baked up fine and were gobbled up. I’m sure the chocolate frosting and sprinkles were also well received.

If this is the pace that they’re laying, we’ll be getting 3 or 4 a week. What kind of recipes call for that many eggs besides omelettes and the like? Challah, brioche, cheesecake…. mmmm.

June 29, 2008 at 10:27 am 2 comments

First and (Last) Latest

This is the first queen sized quilt that I made. It’s been on our bed for the past six years now. It’s a wonky and scrappy Broken Dishes pattern from Jan Mullen. I love it and it’s been well loved but I can see how much I’ve learned from mistakes I’ve made early on. For one, it’s not sized very well. You can see how it comes down on the sides but not at the foot of the bed. It’s now been retired to our guest bedroom that I had painted a lovely lilac color to coordinate with it.

This is the latest quilt that I finally finished binding and is now gracing our bedroom. This one is professionally machine quilted and much more intricate than the first. Still lots to learn though. I guess I need to keep working.

Doesn’t that mean I need more fabric?

June 27, 2008 at 7:47 am 6 comments

Peachy Keen

About a month ago when we moved here, these were little fuzzy buds that looked like pussy willows. In another month or two, it will be peach cobbler. Yum.

June 25, 2008 at 8:44 am 2 comments

Pre-historic Progress

I’ve completed the nine patches for the dinosaur quilt. Last night at class, I was barreling through these giant nine inch blocks while my classmate Jackie was painstakingly chaining one inch strips and squares. Like I said before, sometimes you just need an easy, breezy project to get your momentum started again. Next time, Jackie says.

June 24, 2008 at 8:48 am 1 comment

The Flock Grows

Over the weekend we added two geese, two roosters, two hens and another duck to our flock. My husband found all these animals on CraigsList. We were supposed to have about a half dozen more chickens but the guy gave them away. I was pretty mad about it. I wasn’t thrilled about the geese but thought I could deal with them in order to get the egg-laying chickens. After all, if you’re going to care for all this fowl, you might as well get eggs, right? So we’ll have two hens laying eggs and I hear the geese are laying too. Once again, I’ll have to figure out the goose egg thing.

June 22, 2008 at 10:50 am 1 comment

First Blush

Our blueberries are getting set to ripen. I never knew that the dark blue-purple of the berries starts out as a bright magenta. Pretty.

June 19, 2008 at 1:55 pm 2 comments

Dinosaurs in the Sewing Room

I love a project that moves right along, especially after a long and difficult one. This quilt for the boys is a simple focus fabric block alternating with nine patches. The nine patches are ready to chain piece together and this beauty should fall together in no time (fingers crossed).

June 18, 2008 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

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