We visited a REAL farm yesterday to buy some fresh eggs and milk.
The first thing we saw when we pulled up to the little store was a sign that said, “Out of milk until further notice.” Huh? A diary farm with no milk? Get to milkin’ you lazy-ass farmer! What kind of place are you running here?
And then the things they did have were expensive. We bought some eggs ($5 per dozen!), some butter ($6), and some hot pepper cheese ($7). (The carton the eggs were in is from Whole Foods, but the eggs were fresh from the farm.) We had some eggs for supper last night and they were more flavorful than the kind we buy at the store, but they weren’t $5-per-dozen good! The butter tastes like butter, and we haven’t tried the cheese yet. It was a fun little adventure even though we won’t be going back and paying those prices.
On the way there, we saw a momma duck and her little ducklings crossing two very busy streets. One little baby duck could not make it up the curb from the street, and momma duck went back and got him. It was so cute.
Here are the black and white votive covers I made a couple of days ago. I made the red one a long time back. These are very fun to make and make great little gifts. The pattern link is in my previous post.
Linda asked me about the pattern I am using for the throw pictured in my previous post. The free pattern is HERE. It’s a fun pattern and a very easy one-row repeat that is mindless. One note about this pattern: Your starting chain really shrinks up quite a bit after you get the first row done, so make your chain AT LEAST 1/3 longer than you want it when you start. I started with a chain of 250-ish and it’s not near as wide as I wanted it. It makes a really pretty pattern. I made a baby blanket for a shower gift using this pattern a few years ago…
Here it is. I put a pretty white ruffle around it and dressed it up a bit since it was for a baby girl. I used I Love This Yarn from Hobby Lobby for it. It was so soft and squishy.
I’ve just about finished another project to show you. I have to put the finishing touches on it later today and then I’ll take some pictures for ya. Then I have a pattern I’m very excited about to test for a friend. I’m sure she’ll let me show it to you when I’m finished with it.