Monthly Archives: December 2015

turkey leftovers

I’m not at all fond of turkey.  Don’t even like the smell of it as it cooks.  But every thanksgiving I dutifully cook us a 16lb or more bird.  There are only two of us, although we have 3 regular … Continue reading

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  found a source in Arizona for live bees for sale.  A little further south from here, lower altitude. But they will drive up here in April/May 2016 and deliver a package.  Hopefully NOT africanized, although I don’t know how … Continue reading

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Winter Sweater

Was able to do a test knit for someone I know on Ravelry: Petra Breakstone, Crema Cardigan.  It was a lovely slouchy loose knit sweater, which I translated into a bulky slouchy sweater for winter wear.  and I didn’t like … Continue reading

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