This week, I made a grapevine pumpkin. Yes, I know it is still summer, but I cannot resist the temptation of fall in New England. It is teasing me. With each morning, the air is crisper and cooler. The trees are beginning to shed their leaves as they too appear to be anxious to return to their winter slumber. Pumpkins have yet to arrive at the local farm stands so I had to make do with this beauty. I love how it turned out and I love that it can take me through all the holidays in fall too.
As we celebrate Thanksgiving with our loved ones later this week, I wanted to take a moment and give thanks to each and every one of you. Home has so many special meanings to me and my flocks, both feathered and human. It is incredibly symbolic for so many reasons and having you part of this blog has brought great joy, comfort, inspiration and lessons not only into my life but to many others who visit each week.
It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving is just around the corner. Soon enough, we will all take the time to gather with our loved ones around the table and give thanks.
|A crown fit for a princess|
I love making Daisy chains in the summertime. I have fond memories of making them as a child and now I’ve taught my children how to make them. We enjoy fashioning them into necklaces, bracelets, anklets and crowns. Mum chains are a great way to take a break from raking leaves on a fall day or to help celebrate an outing of pumpkin or apple picking. Did you know that Mums (short for Chrysanthemum), are in the same family as the Daisy? Their stems are incredibly similar to Daisies, which helps to explain why they work so well. There are a few ways to make Mum chains. I would like to share how I learned to make them as a little girl.