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Thursday, October 27, 2011

October Medley

Hope you're havin' a great fall, y'all! The weather has been really nice here in the foothills for a couple of months now. As a matter-o'-fact all our plants are doing better than back in the summer. This pineapple sage in my herb bed has gone wild. It's the first time I've grown this plant, and it really does smell like pineapples, but a tea made from it is reminiscent of weeds, for sure....bleah
These are my newest gal chickens. At the time I took this picture they were shyin' away from a li'l commotion in the chicken coop....
A swarm of three-band Italian honey bees showed up one afternoon and stayed around for several hours. There was a queen bee in the center there attached to the roof of the coop, and her subjects and were following wherever she decided to take up residence. They were gone by evening and nobody got stung so no harm. We've kept bees before so we weren't too surprised by them.
I knew when I ran across this pattern that I'd be makin' one for Goodman. He says it's toasty warm and will make workin' around the place warmer in the winter. The hat is Wool-Ease in avocado, and the beard is a strand of  gray Wool-Ease and a strand of eyelash fun fur.
These flower and leaf washcloths were loads of fun to knit...reminds me of all the flower power stuff back in the '70s. ;)
The blue potholder I showed you a few posts back was so much fun I had to make another one.
I'll leave you with a picture from our fall garden - brussel sprouts. I think I like fall gardening way better than summer. The bugs aren't nearly as thick and neither are the weeds.
See you in a week or two or three or four, y'all - the Good Lord willin'. :)


  1. I love your garden and all your beautiful knitting! You are so creative.

  2. Goodman's hat is too funny....I'm thinking I should make one for my middle son(19) as a he tried to grow a beard all summer and just ended up with a little scruff ;) LOL!!

    happy fall :)

  3. Your new chooks look a wee big nervous probably because of the bees. Love you dish cloths especially the gold/yellow one. Your foothills look great. Hugs Judy

  4. Aw, I love your lady chickens---I want some someday! Nice hat for Goodman, facial hair and all ;) It'll keep his face sheltered from the cold. Diggin' that Wool-Ease in Avocado, btw. Scarey to have a swarm where your animals glad nobody got stung. You have been a busy little bee making those darling flower and leaf cloths and the Fanciful Flowers cloth. Mmmm, sprouts from Brussels :p

  5. Howdy! I'm a neighbor in NC. Love the washclothes and the pot holder. I love TN.

  6. My 2 year old pineapple sage has never bloomed ! I was gyped !
    The plant is real tall and bushy,
    but no red blooms ! I got it at Lowes
    and it is a Bonnie plant !

  7. You have a beautiful blog, thought I'd pop in for a visit. Enjoy your weekend. Heather

  8. Love your flowers cloths and those brussel sprouts look wonderful, so green and perfect! I indeed do love brussel sprouts. :)

    Happy weekend to you dear friend!




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