One weird and cool thing about living in a river town is that destinations can be on an island. This past weekend, we drove to Sauvie Island to visit the Sauvie Island Farms. The weather was amazingly perfect and the folks on the farm were friendly and helpful.
There were several animals, including this rather curious Emu.
An enormous hay pyramid for climbing as well as smaller hay maze.
We picked a pumpkin, flowers, and some apples. (By “some apples,” I really mean 16 1/2lbs which were turned into 7 1/2 pints of applesauce yesterday.)
And Rex took his first hay ride. He was fascinated with the tractor pulling the wagon.
At the end of our foraging, we had some cider and molasses cookie. We had a great time!
Despite the torrential downpour, we braved the 17th Annual Oregon Flock & Fiber Festival on Sunday. We made a quick tour of it, but still had a good time. I picked up a bag of alpaca neck fiber from an animal named “Cocoa Puff” and 8oz of hand dyed colonial top. Rex wanted to live the Alpaca Lifestyle, but we couldn’t fit one in the trunk.
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Rex had an epic day yesterday.
He visited the beach for the first time.
He had some ice cream.
He took his first carousel ride.
And he played a video game with Daddy.
So to speak. After almost 2 years, I’ve finally made it back to the rink.
Sometimes I feel sort of brilliant. I figured out a way to store my shawls without folding, wrinkling, and otherwise undoing the hard work of blocking.
I used a Brallis hanger from Ikea and draped them in alternating order. I have additional hangers for my cowls and scarves. I love when an idea actually works!
Speaking of blocking… I blocked a few projects over the last few days. In no particular order, here is a parade of knits.
Sock Yarn Saroyan
22 Little Clouds
Woolly Wormhead Mystery Beret A from 2010 aka Bellefleur
The new blog didn’t feel right. I am back in this space. Sorry folks.
P.S. Rex is 14 months old and doing great. Here’s a picture from this morning. He thinks he’s pretty darn cute. (I’m pretty sure I agree…)
I haven’t really disappeared. But, baby has been keeping us very busy. In light of our new lifestyle, I’ve started a new blog! Come follow along at Spoon Meets Fork.