I'm one step closer to doing something off my bucket list. Which is to spin and knit a jumper off the wool of one of our sheep we have raised on our land.
by Gillian Kemp
The beautiful Beech tree, elephant-gray with light-brown buds in Winter, predicts a wonderful, budding phase for you. Because its copper-yellow leaves fall only when new leaves begin to sprout, the Beech advises that you make certain of your future rather than leave things to chance. You may need to push, like leaves pushing out from their buds in Springtime. Perhaps you should search out the best opportunities, just as the leaves twist around to catch maximum sunlight. The shadow cast beneath the tree deters wildlife, implying solitude. It is time to secure your base, just as the main root supports the base of the trunk.
I spent a lot of time thinking of a name for my new wheel, I tried to find out the history of the wheel and maybe a name but the lady who was selling her didn't really know.
She is a "she" I am sure, as she is made of beech wood, female energy, The Queen of the forest.
Beech wood being the element of air and earth, associated with learning, lore and knowledge. I think beech wood is perfect for a spinning wheel.
In Westphalia, Germany, in the 18th century, it was believed that babies were picked out of a hollow beech tree (rather than delivered by the stork.)
I just love folklore don't you?
The shearer will be called tonight so I can have some wool to learn to spin with.
James has lots of driving experience in his truck, picking up my Trade Me wins. And stopping at Petone spring to refill our drinking water.
The Hot water cylinder for the Bush bath.
View out my window...
Some blue blue blue sky for all in the Northern hemisphere.
And the sunflower has opened but as it is following the sun I'm seeing the back of the sunflower from my kitchen window.
MandaBurms FarmStay Guests..
A huge thank you to everyone who has left such lovely comments re the guests. I know the owners of cats staying here do log into the blog while they are away,when they can get Internet connection to check on their cats. It must bring them great joy to see such wonderful comments of their loved cat.
And yes if you have friends who would like to have their cat stay at our MandaBurms FarmStay get them to make contact with us. This year we have opened up the cattery for friends of MandaBurms
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