Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Soppy, Sloshy, Soggy

Ian brought this back from his morning mail pickup. I had seen this book on Theresa's blog the other day and ordered a copy for us. Ian and I have both spent time looking through it today. It's self-published so we were a little skeptical at first, but now I can see that we got our money's worth. There's not a lot of information out there for gardening in this fickle climate and this is good comprehensive information.

Speaking of fickle climate, it was just Sunday that we were snowed in and the following morning dawned at 5 degrees. Last night a warm storm blew in and it rained all night. In place of snow, we now have Lake Campbell. Soppy, sloshy, soggy.
Moving onto the third towel, I seem to have adopted an Easter theme. It is Lent, after all. I'd love to finish weaving this set tomorrow. I'm itching to try a rag rug.


Kathy said...

What altitude are you, Sharon? I used to be more active with the Master Gardeners here, but still try to keep informed as to new "stuff" re: our climate, lack of moisture (except for this winter!), and can-do-it-any-day frosts.
I love the towels, too! And try weaving rag rugs in woven patterns - I've even done them in colonial overshot!

marion said...

This is a nice pattern to weave, I have just finished mine. They are my first 'towel project' I really like your 'easter' colours. they always seem to make me feel good.
I can't wait to see them made up.
Kindest regards, Marion.

Life Looms Large said...

Oh good....I see Marion just commented about her towels. I knew I'd seen them somewhere else recently!! They seem like a beautiful pattern!!

We're on day 2 of major rain here, but people south of us are getting snow. What a crazy winter.

Glad you got a good gardening book! (Wish a good book would turn me into a gardener....I'm more of a farmer's market shopper and occasional blueberry picker.)



Beautiful towel and view even through the slosh and soggy.

beadlizard said...

I love local gardening books like that. What a treasure!

You know I had a 39-day growing season (in good years) on my farm in Montana? I tested seed for Garden City and for Renee Shepherd. I grew nearly all our vegs when we lived in Logan, Utah, too. Email me with any questions you have.

Those towels are beautiful.

Laura said...

Honey, you don't know the meaning of soppy, sloshy, soggy!! I've had 2" of rain in 24 hours, and it's a quagmire... The horse is in mud midway up his cannon bones getting into the barn (the barn is ok).

I remember after the snow melted in 2005 having about 1/2 to 1 inch of running water all over my property down the hill from you - talk about soggy!

The great thing for you is that your soil drains really, really (maybe too) well.

Glad you got some moisture, though - we all need it!

~~Sittin.n.Spinnin said...

Nevada at its finest :)