Living on a homestead is always an adventure.
Our 1930’s tractor attachment decided to break down on one of the hottest days of the summer. Mind you, the temperature is about 100 degrees and fully humid, however, my fiance decided to use a scythe.
For not having used a scythe before, I think he did a great job. Of course the blade requires sharpening, but it is going quite well.
We discovered the hard way that pig weed is prevalent on this property. It over took our oats and several other crops. Unfortunately, there is no real promising method to getting rid of the weed in a manner that does not involve pesticides.
My textile projects have taken to sitting on the table until further notice because of the heat. Have you tried to crochet and weave in triple digits? Not as appealing as in the autumn and winter temperatures.
We attended a wool, fiber, and sheep festival and learned some tricks to helping our farm. I was fortunate enough to watch a woman naalbind and decided to take up the craft. Ill hopefully have projects to post at a later date.
Lately, I’ve been fascinated by crocheting and the ability to read patterns. Here are a couple pieces I recently made prior to the heat wave.