Monday, March 21, 2011

March Comes in Like a Lion!




Do you remember the old saying, "March comes in like a lion and goes out like a lamb?" Well, we have had a lion running rampant here in Reno-what with all the snow and high winds-so I am hoping anxiously for the lamb on the way out. Of course, I am quite fond of lambs, anyway since they wear one of my favorite fibers...ha ha!!

The rain and snow have been pretty steady over the last couple of weeks which is making for some nice little green spouts all around my garden so, of course, it makes me want to get into the garden and putter around. We tore our front yard apart last year and I can't wait to get planting this spring. We have lived in our house for over 25 years now and this was a bit over due...what do you think of our quasi cobblestone walkway?

I have an idea for some knitted items to adorn my yard for the warm weather, inspired by some local yarn bombers. If you haven't heard of yarn bombing-it is one of the coolest ways (in my humble opinion) of making a statement within a community. Here is a blog by some very subversive knitters that I happen to know...shhhh!

As you can see, this is a nice blank slate to plant, sculpt, and just generally play with, so if you have any ideas for me I would love to hear them!

My daughter (Shelly) and her partner Rory are Urban Farmers and lately we have been discussing what to plant that is edible and the best places to plant these yummies! They are HUGE proponents of self sustainability within our local community and I am certainly on board! Our house sits on almost 3/4's of an acre here (most of that land is in the back yard) so why not make it work for us?

If you are interested in learning a bit more about their Urban Farm, you can check it out here.

Here you can see Shelly with one of her chickens who thinks she's a roost!

As I write this I am looking at the snow outside and there is more to come! Today is the first full day of spring and I am really hoping for those little lamb's on the way out!

As always, happy knitting and crocheting!


Jeanne



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