Tuesday, March 14, 2017

This is the view of the road in front of our farm.  It is invisible!!! The governor closed all roads to traffic in Connecticut.
Last week I was using that table on the deck to make rolags and process fiber.  It was 70 degrees.

Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Monday, February 13, 2017

Big storms this week! I love snow. So do alpaca!

The chickens even come out of the hen house to check it out.  They stand atop a dry hay bale though :)

Dollmaker used my Rainbow Yarn on her new doll!


Dyeing some fiber today!


Visit all of our shops for fiber and yarn, Christmas items and fun vintage finds.



The herd escaped into the backyard.  They love to be anywhere 'new'.  They can't stay near the gardens though, as they have very sensitive digestive systems.  

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Naturalnews.com

http://naturalnews.com Best info ever on health.

How to Make Chocolate at home with Coconut Oil

This will lower cholesterol and if you use xylitol instead of sugar, it is even more healthy http://www.naturalhealthstrategies.com/how-to-make-chocolate.html



How to Make Chocolate: The Basic Ingredients
  • 5 tablespoons of virgin coconut oil
  • 5 tablespoons of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 5 tablespoons of finely grated coconut
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons of sugar (see notes below)
  • 1 pinch of salt
Optional Ingredients
  • If you have natural vanilla extract, a few drops are a wonderful addition.
  • a pinch of powdered cayenne pepper
  • whole, chopped, or ground walnuts, almonds, Brazil nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, sunflower seeds, etc.
  • fresh mint
  • raisins or other chopped dried fruit
Melt coconut over low heat. (Coconut oil is liquid at 76 degrees) and add cocoa. Stir until blended, add xylitol (I make mine into fine powder with my spice grinder), and stir until thoroughly mixed. Add other chosen ingrdients. Put into molds, or just pour into brownie pan. Freeze. When well chilled, turn over and thump the bottom of the pan to remove. Cut into pieces, store in freezer. Snack on it!

Monday, December 17, 2012

Doll Hair Conditioner recipe

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Angels by Dr. David Jeremiah

My most favorite spiritual leader.

http://www.davidjeremiah.org/site/television.aspx

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012

Twinkie Recipe - make your own

Homemade Twinkies Recipe


Cooking Method:
Bake
Category:
Dessert
Level:
Easy
Prep Time:
1 hour
Cook Time:
15 minutes
Yield:
8–12, depending on pan
Ingredients:
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons flour (for the cream filling)
  • 1/2 cup milk (for the cream filling)
  • 1/2 cup confectioners sugar (for the cream filling)
  • 1/2 cup cold butter (for the cream filling)
  • 1 teaspoon banana or vanilla flavoring/extract (for the cream filling)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt (for the cream filling)
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1 cup milk, at room temperature
  • 8 tablespoons butter, at room temperature
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs, at room temperature
Instructions:
  1. To make the cream filling, mix the flour and milk in a small pan and boil until thick. Cool the mixture, then beat until fluffy.
  2. Add the other four ingredients (confectioners sugar, butter, banana/vanilla extract and salt) one at a time, beating well after each addition. Transfer to the refrigerator for 1 hour. (The cream should be cold and rather stiff when you later pipe it into the cakes, but the act of piping will soften it to the correct consistency.)
  3. Begin making the sponge cake. Preheat the oven to 350 F, and thoroughly grease 8 to 12 wells in a "Cream Canoe" pan (Rappaport recommends the Norpro 3964).
  4. Whisk together the flour and baking powder in a bowl. Set aside. Stir the vanilla extract into the milk in a separate bowl, and set that aside as well.
  5. Cream the butter and sugar in a large bowl until fluffy. Beat the eggs into the batter one at a time, until it is very light and fluffy. Add the flour mixture alternately with the milk, beginning and ending with the flour mixture, thoroughly incorporating each addition before adding the next. Pour batter into prepared pans (Rappaport recommends filling them about halfway, as there is plenty of leavening in the batter.)
  6. Bake for 15 minutes, or until the cakes are just becoming golden and a toothpick inserted into the center of the center cake comes out clean. Remove from the oven, invert to a wire rack and cool completely before filling.
  7. Using a pastry bag or cream-filling gun, fill three holes on the underside of each cake with the cream. Slightly overfill the holes, then use your thumb to tamp in the cream.

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Become a Member of Pollinator Savers

http://pollinator.org/donate.htm

Cool Pollinator Identification Poster

Bees of the East


http://pollinator.org/ebbposter.htm

Seed Saver's Exchange - Fight Genetic Engineering in you own little way.

Buy Heirloom seeds (grown for hundreds of years) and plant a garden, then save the seeds of your harvest and continue a project that will save our food supply.



http://www.seedsavers.org/Items.aspx?hierId=SSE-MEMBER&utm_source=SSE+Newsletter&utm_campaign=f6bf1a54ad-SSE_MemberAppeal_Fall2012_1&utm_medium=email

Monday, September 17, 2012

Why is America a Republic and not a Democracy?

We are a Representative Republic. And don't you let your children forget it.

Why is America a Republic and not a Democracy?

In a Democracy, laws are established or repealed by the majority. The rule of law's protection of minorities from the whim of the majority in a democracy is no protection at all.
In a Republic, a written Constitution safeguards the rights of the individual and the minority, despite the whim or panic of the majority.
Thus, in the American Republic, all citizens are in theory protected by law, in spite of the election of a lunatic. But the law must be enforced against a lawless president, and it is done by way of the remaining two branches of our government (Congress and our courts).

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Braconid Wasp lays eggs on bad caterpillar

Adult (bad)Tomato Hornworm with no (good)Braconid Wasp Eggs. Be careful of the sharp stinger at the end of its tail. Carefully remove this caterpillar with your gloves on, and put into a ziploc bag and toss in the garbage.


A Tomato Hornworm that has many beneficial Braconid Wasp eggs laid on its back. Leave this bug on your plant and the Braconid eggs will hatch and you have your own little army. Braconid Wasps are small. They have a tiny waist. They will sting if you pester them, but they are essential in the organic garden. We usually leave ONE tomato plant and put all the the TOMATO HORNWORMS that have Braconid Wasp eggs on them together there.

Picture of an emerging Braconid Wasp which has hatched right off the back of the Tomato Hornworm.

Picture of an Adult Braconid Wasp. These are the GOOD GUYS. Teach your kids, teach your friends. Protect them.

Picture of a Braconid Wasp laying eggs on a BAD caterpillar.
Nature's own defense mechanism is always the best.

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

How to Make Chocolate at home with Coconut Oil

This will lower cholesterol and if you use xylitol instead of sugar, it is even more healthy http://www.naturalhealthstrategies.com/how-to-make-chocolate.html

Thursday, May 31, 2012

Allen West is my hero.

This man would make an excellent President of the United States.

Retired Marine, and now serving in Congress representing Florida. Please watch this. He loves America. http://townhall.com/tipsheet/katiepavlich/2012/05/30/allen_west_lets_talk_about_president_obama_doing_blow

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Monday, May 21, 2012

Spun yarn ready to dye!

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Black Hollyhocks



Thursday, March 3, 2011

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Knitting a pair of Barn Mittens

Here I am just working on the bottom ribbing. Leave me a comment if you want me to write this pattern for you.
I love to knit this type of mitten.  They are big and comfy and everybody loves them. You call them 'Barn Mittens' because they are the type that you can use and do heavy work in the cold and the wool keeps your hands happy even if they get wet.  Just hang them to dry and you are good to go again.

I am going to dye these in rainbow shades AFTER I knit them because the blend of the colors of the rainbow are so beautiful and instantly make you happy.

Friday, January 21, 2011

Naked to Rainbow-How The Yarn Looks!




I love to handpaint my handspun yarn.  Anyone can do it and it is so much fun.