Permaculture in Action

Sunday, April 21, 2013

First for the Season

We had beautiful rain yesterday. I like working in the rain as long as it's not too heavy or too cold. It was lovely working in the potting shed with the rain falling on the roof. But I did manage to get wet. Mark could see me from the house and knew I'd come in feeling a little cold so he had a fire waiting for me....the first for the season.

So while it gently rained outside on the farm, filling all the tanks and ponds and gently watering all the newly planted seedlings, I snuggled up inside in front of the fire and did a little spinning, knitting and sewing.

I had some photos for you, to show you what I've been up to but they are just not loading today. We are at the mercy of a very poor internet connection. Maybe if you close your eyes and try really hard you can see me spinning away!


  1. Hello Kate!! What lovely colour wool you are spinning ;o) .... !!! We've had our fire going for a couple of weeks now and while I don't have space for a spinning wheel, I am plodding along with knitting beside the wood stove - very warm and calming!!
    I'm finally able to get back into visiting all my blog friends AND leaving a comment, and am happy to see that all is well with you! Enjoy the fire!!

  2. Well that's just bliss... coming in from the rain to a warm fire kindly and thoughtfully lit for you. I will continue to dream of that!

    Enjoy :)

  3. A warming fire is so nice to come inside to, especially when wet and cold. I'll be lighting one as soon as I come it from work tonight, it looks quite bleak out there this morning.

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  5. I don't think I need photos ~ I can see them in my minds eye. Sounds lovely :)

  6. I am loving this sprinkling rain, it is the perfect time to get seedlings out . We had some farm stay kids this week in charge of some seedlings with little watering cans. The seedlings are looking a bit 'wet' with the rain and kids going out in the rain with watering cans as well- but we are hoping that extra love will give them a good start.
    There is always something lovely about the first fire for the season - it makes us look forward to Winter instead of dreading it.