Weeding and wool

I have had a day of weeding and cleaning.

I love weeding.

I can disappear into a border and smell the plants and listen to the insects, but I am still doing something useful.

I have weeded the lavender bed that I planted this year. Our warm rain has brought the lavender and the weeds on.

I have weeded the runner bean house that we planted this spring.

I weeded some of the sweetcorn patch. More to be done there.

I didn’t weed the teasels, but I did stop to admire the bees visiting it. I can’t look at these without thinking about the goldfinches that will feast on the seeds this autumn.

And I cannot tire of watching the orange bottomed bumble bees on the lavender.

Oh, and there was cleaning. So much cleaning. I’m tired.

The children were busy den making at the other end of the garden.

As a reward, to myself, I spun some more of the brown alpaca. Almost finished. I love the colour and the feel. I also think today, I finally got it.

I can spin.

6 thoughts on “Weeding and wool

  • Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at 4:22 pm

    Your yarn is gorgeous! I know how you feel. As you know I’ve been a bit obsessed with spinning. Fun, fun!

    You love to weed? So that’s why your gardens look like… and mine look like… ?

    • Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at 5:27 pm

      I so love the alpaca wool. Its up drying on the line after a good wash. I have the knitting pattern ready and I cannot wait!

      I may love weeding, but I need to spend more time doing it. The advantage of blogging is that I don’t have to show you the bits that are crying out to be weeded! It is such a rewarding task. I can look back at the garden and spot the areas I have weeded. Ignoring the other areas, until the next day!

  • Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at 4:24 pm

    As weeding is the only type of gardening I am getting to do these days, I am going to try and look at it the way you do. Even when a frog jumps out at me for the millionth time!

    • Tuesday 2 August, 2011 at 5:29 pm

      After this year, I can verify that frogs leap further than toads. We have both in the garden and its the frogs that will leap out! The toads shuffle off. Enjoy your weeding!!!

  • Monday 24 October, 2011 at 8:20 pm

    How are you doing with your spinning now? I’ve only been spinning for a couple of years. Love it, but don’t do enough. Spinning some gorgeous silk at the moment. Must blog it!

    • Tuesday 25 October, 2011 at 7:24 am

      I’m ploughing through a jacobs fleece at the moment and it is coming out finer. I feel that I am winning! Just need to squeeze a little more spinning in. I’d love to see your silk.

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