Welcome, come right in!

Blueball Mountain Spindle & Needleworks, the Yarn and Fiber Shop in Historic Downtown Elizabethtown KY, has become the focus of the activities of All One Farms. The Farm, itself is still where the Sheep are raised, Gardens are kept and large dyeing and processing takes place. We continue to live simply, still seek to be self sustaining and remain conscious of our role in the universe. Every day is an adventure and it doesn't always take me where I plan. Come journey with me and share my experiences as I continue evolving my dream. Email me at luna.headhearthands@gmail.com.

Friday, October 31, 2008

Happy Halloween/Samhain/Third Harvest

Splitting and Stacking

Today we spent the day cutting, splitting and stacking wood for an elderly couple who live near us. They live near one of the caves that the Ft Knox Grotto explores and treks through. They have been very generous to the cavers over the years in allowing us to use their property. For us, it was just a wonderful day to be out doors in the beautiful clean country air. It was an absolutely perfect autumn day. Alan and Glen chainsawed fallen trees to manageable size while Jill and I took charge of the splitter. Who needs weights and a gym when your picking up logs and flinging wood into the back of a pick up truck?
This is the view over my shoulder as we were leaving. Could it ever get any better than this?

The EverGiving Garden

Every day I am reminded how much I love living here. After the first lush of the spring garden the rush of the end of summer harvest, there was a lull in what was coming out of the garden. But now we are into the flush of the third harvest. We have tons of turnips, mustard greens, spinach, lettuces, carrots and sweet pumpkins and gourds to dry and all sorts of peppers coming out everyday. These are treasures I never tire of. And what we don't have, we can trade with friends and neighbors. Here is a basket full of beautiful purple podded black eye peas from Lavone's garden. Down the road, Curtis has a bounty of watermelon and pie pumkins that keep appearing on our porch!
These are some of the turnips picked this morning with a pile of spinach and mustard greens. What a wonderful soup they will become part of. And the wonderful variety of peppers I planted are just bursting off the plants. These will be added to the tomatoes I canned earlier this year to make a nice salsa.

Thursday, October 30, 2008

Going Batty

I've been rolling out the batts on my drum carder. Working with my Shetland fleeces has been fun. They are all so ymmy feeling and the colors are just so perfect for this time of year. I see these beautiful natural colors all knitted into a beautiful ...... what? Dunno! I'm not a great knttter but lately I've been getting this urge to knit! It is the fiber curse. It is just so beautiful that I want to wear it! We'll see. Meanwhile, I'll keep carding away. Would I sell it off, I ask myself? After all this is supposed to be a business. Yes, I think I would. I would love to see what someone else can do with it.


Related Posts with Thumbnails