1 down, 1 to go

LV's wrap done

Before I had to leave to take Jack to advanced dog class (yes, we’ve gone beyond puppy class) on Tuesday evening I finished weaving LV’s baby wrap. With the natural cotton/hemp weft, every bit of Easter egg-y color is fully retained in this sweetly colored baby wrap.

Today I’ll start AT’s. Hers will look quite different with a gris fonce (dark gray) weft.

EB, who got both of the wraps from that last warp, was kind enough to send me a few photos of her and her little one. Doesn’t mom look happy?!

EB & J with her wrap

Like me, she reported that she can’t really feel the difference between the 8/2 unmercerized and 10/2 mercerized cotton wefts. She does catch a bit of the sheen of the mercerized cotton in the sunlight.

Although the temperature didn’t get very high today and the wind was quite strong, the sunshine was so appealing that I couldn’t stop myself. I went to Agway and bought a few seed packets.

carrots & peas seed packets

Although I had plenty of land at my old country house, I couldn’t grow many veggies because of the combination of wildlife and really crappy soil full of clay and rocks. Now I have nice sandy soil, just not very much of it in terms of square footage.

Both peas & carrots should go in the ground as soon as I can work it, with potatoes following close behind. I’m going to plant the peas along my neighbor’s fence – they can climb up there. The peas & potatoes will go along the back edge of my property…up against my neighbor’s garage.

Yesterday I filled my trunk and back seat with containers of leaf mulch that the town was giving away. Plenty of work shoveling and then lifting those containers into and out of my car – out much easier than in. I don’t recommend using the 20-gallon Rubbermaid totes like I did – too heavy! I’ll be paying for that one for another day or so.

leaf mulch

I won’t be able to get back into the ground for the next few days, as the temps are supposed to fall, with Sunday’s high only 30 degrees F. That’ll also give my back a chance to recuperate. By early next week I hope the weather turns and that I can get those 3 crops in the ground. I may have the time to get another load of free leaf mulch before it’s all gone – but only in the smaller containers. 🙂

Looking forward to fresh food from my garden! Think I can keep them safe from squirrels, rabbits, and chipmunks? I can only hope.

2 comments to 1 down, 1 to go

  • Sweet wraps!

    You know peas are almost impossible to find here for some reason. Snap peas yes, english peas, no.
    I haven’t been to an Agway in years. They have them on the east coast but not the west.
    Pretty soon Jack will be looking for a degree program.

    • Peg Cherre

      I assume you can mail order English peas along with other seeds, Theresa? I know, I know; I prefer to buy locally, too, for a variety of reasons.

      I used to think I liked both snow peas and sugar snap peas, but the reality is I prefer the English peas, picked young, and eaten raw. YUM!

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