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Marvellous Things

Since Woolfest, an eclectic collection of marvellous things to share.

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A romp on the beach with the dogs and my son after Woolfest.

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A wonderful day spent mooching around with everyone.

Foxgloves.

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Orchids.

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New arrivals while we were away!  Hatched by chickens as mother duck got fed up with waiting!!

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Bert.

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Geese.

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Progress with fleece.

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A new tam design.

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Poppy heads.

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Waking Up

Everything is waking up!  On our walk this morning we found various degrees in stages of waking up. 

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We found things to examine and smell

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We saw new flowers opening to the day ahead

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The sky was jam packed with so many songs it was quite hard to think.  So some of us had to retreat for dad and daughter time in the favoured reflecting spot to contemplate things in general and today in particular.

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I have a bit of an obsession at the moment with Ivy.  The ideas which are forming are turning into a knitwear design, slowly.  I just love the way Ivy travels up and around its host.  Mostly it is not really noticed unless you look.  I like that.

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I like the way a dandelion clock with dew still holds its form, just not fluffy.

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I think it is probably not cool to like Rape in a field.  I am not entirely sure why.  It is quite overpowering.  The smell is intense, however I prefer it to the muck spreading which has filled the air around the cottage for this past week. 

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Waking up is amazing!!

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Yellow

Today is full of yellows!  Glorious sunshine and yellow yellow yellow!

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We went for a walk, time to think (for some…..)

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Time to reflect?

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Time for yellow.

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And for not yellow.

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And bursting forth (and no puppy pics included in this statement!!)

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Autumn Activities

What a stunning start to Autumn! Unfortunately after a fabulous show at Yarndale I have been poorly. Really hit for six. Sniffling and dribbling and unable to swallow, totally miserable in fact. AND totally drained of energy or motivation.

However, today I took the dogs for a lovely stroll round the valley. We picked Sloes for gin and Blackberries for crumbles. We came back with 2 gorgeous bags full.

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I then picked the Crabapples from my tree plus the Rowan berries along with some herbs I have in the garden. I collected some Quince from my neighbour and started some fruit jellies. The colours are gorgeous and are equally matched with the glorious smells coming from my kitchen. Warm Autumn comforting smells………..

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I always love making jellies and make some each year. I have learnt that the hedgerow ones are the richest in colour and taste. I experiment with the brewing up stage and add all sorts of things to give the jellies a depth in taste and colour which reflects the time of year in which the fruits were collected.

Tomorrow the jellies will be drained and set and I hope for a row of fabulous coloured jars and a cottage full of Autumn smells.

Yarndale was an amazing show. Yorkshire is stunningly beautiful and the folk up there are so incredibly friendly and warm. I was inspired. Three of the dogs came too and had beautiful walks with brand new smells and LOTS of water!!

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 Of course I have also been spinning – my friend’s Wensleydale cross Kerry:

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Everyone is glad to be home, some more than others!

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