chicken expectations: fresh eggs in the nesting box every morning :)
chicken reality: going without eggs for like two weeks and then finding this.
it makes me really happy i can provide them this kind of life though, they have a huge yard with sand pits to bathe in, trees and bushes to sit in, hide and scratch under and constantly finding little hiding places for egg clutches. this is the third one i find this year, it’s a bit annoying but i know they’re happy birds. freeranging is awesome.
a humble self-portrait describing my last week.
(not pictured: a fan three feet away that most likely gave me the sniffles)
just little writer things:
when ur politics all tie together into a neat little overarching plot that pull the strings to other events + character motivations AND it's proving to be historically accurate as well mmmm mmm mm.
homesteading stuff, meat eating Show more
toying around w/ the idea of getting quail, aside from the eggs and the aww-factor, they mature really quickly so i could technically have a good supply of meat, much better than chickens but...they're so goddamn cute.
it’s 35C outside today. no wonder i feel like crap...
Asking "is magic real?" is an inherent misunderstanding of what both "magic" and "real" are.
Yes. No. Either. Both. It's missing the point.
(Same for "god(s)")
SIMPLE KNITTING PATTERN
this is basically a gauge swatch sewed up.
use bulky or super bulky yarn and 10 mm (US size 15) needles. i used "diva" by permin.
cast on 18 stitches on both needles so the first row won't turn out tight.
k4 p10 k4
repeat until desired length
k last row, cast off loosely.
for reference mine is 19 cm (7 1/2 ")
sew together, leave a 5 cm (2") hole for the thumb
she hasn’t even weaned off her teenagers yet, and ready to mom once more....
egg mayhem Show more
this picture unfortunately got cropped, but here’s what i recovered in the chicken coop today, and that’s not counting the giant cache i found under the porch which i’m unable to reach. they’re crafty little buggers.
from left to right: pile of eggs with embryos about 10-14 days old, pile of eggs with embryos about 3-4 days old, pile of eggs that are hopefully edible
weather complaining Show more
if i wasn't so tired i'd pitch a tent in the yard and sleep there.
if shit gets really bad i might just put a tarp on the grass, drag a mattress outside and snooze. fuck this heat. they issued a class 1 warning on the radio about it today.
knitting stuff Show more
after buying one pair of these cubic needles and falling in love with them, i ordered the whole set yesterday :9
i'm a pretty tight knitter and cramp up if i'm not careful and they're a delight to hold, really nice surface too and not too slippery.
can def. recommend these!
what techniques are you using? are you currently learning something new? and how is it going? what are your favorite techniques & why? what would you love to do one day? what are you struggeling with or have you been struggeling with? anyyything!
sincerely, your curious fibre-loving squirrel 🐿 🐾