Humid and wet, to cool and wet- that is the rotation of weather in these parts. And with all that rain comes all this green. In fact our peas are drowning and zinnias rotting… an entirely different summer than last year when not a drop of water was to be found in our stream and wells were running dry all around us.
More immediately all this rain, for us, means rainy day activities are kept close at hand. Jewelry making, boxcar children reading, and sculpey clay creations are the most common, with caterpillar watching, dolls, and little wooden village play a close second. The little wooden village building can be the most entertaining for me if I stay quiet enough for them to forget I am around and I get to hear the silliest ideas. My personal favorites: “These village people sure do love mutton!” and, “What a healthy forest this is!”.
And when I can, I am squeezing in as much crafting as a cow milking, pig feeding, mother of four can manage. My weaving skills leave much to be desired but I enjoyed finding a way for much of my handspun and hand dyed yarns to be used up. I have some other ideas brewing for the little lap loom I purchased a few months ago at Wing and a Prayer Farm. I’m still slowly working on my portland pullover from Taproot Magazine and have begun sewing a Scarborough Fair skirt by posiegetscozy.
Really I am doing all this to avoid weeding, which if it doesn’t get done today I believe my carrots and onions will be overtaken by crab grass and mile a minute.
Have a lovely day!