Jun 12, 2012

Another Day, Another Dollar

Well school's out and I wonder where the time has gone. It seems like in was yesterday that I was taking Bree to her first day of school. Now my baby is a first grader. She excelled too. I'm a bit worried that she going to be bored with first grade. Kindergarten here in Montana is a bit more advanced then they are in Idaho. Bree's already reading at a second grade level.

I just found out that Boise doesn't have a ban on having chickens in your backyard. My goal is to have 2-3 hens for egg laying so it's nice to know I'll be able to do that. Here in Great Falls it is strictly prohibited which I think is completely assinine. I can understand banning roosters within city limits and wouldn't want one anyways. You don't need a rooster for the hens to lay eggs and the damn things can be wicked noisy. 

It's been a long time since my last post. I'm trying to get back into a schedule for posting and home to post at least 2-3 times a week. 

I finished my It's A Wrap.

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The yarn is Miss Babs Yowza. This will definitely be nice for winter time. I doubt I'll ever wear it around my shoulders but it's large enough to pull over my head to protect my ears from the cold which will be nice for running from the car to the store. This picture was taken before I blocked it. It got a bit longer after it's bath.

I finished my cousins baby blanket.

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The pattern is a mix of a few different patterns and the yarn is Knit Picks Comfy worsted in the Macaw colorway which I think has been discountinued. She loved the blanket and I do believe it's going to get a lot of use.

I finished my "on the go" socks. 

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They are my basic toe up pattern with a short row heel. The yarn is Opal 6ply and the colorway is 1715. I managed to match up the stripes fairly well. There's enough left to knit a pair for Bree and add a square to my sock yarn blanket. 

Right now my free time has gone to finishing Bree's crochet blanket. 

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I'm cruising right along on this thing. I'm a few rows into the 16th stripe of 25. I can almost see the light at the end of the tunnel.

My container garden is doing well this year.

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I have tomatoes on my Better Boy and Roma's. The cherry tomatoes are full of blooms so I'm figuring I should see some tomatoes soon.

My snap peas have produced a few peas so far.

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I didn't realize I could have planted them a good month or two before I did. They love chilly weather and don't do well after it gets to hot so I might not see many off but these two were very yummy and I'm hoping for a few more. There are more blooms on the plant so I might get a yummy little snack out of this plant.

Hopefully Penny.

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She's hoping that cute eyes will allow her into my lap. It's very difficult to crochet on a blanket with a 48 pound springer spaniel in your lap. 

I'll leave you with this picture of Georgie.

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He's trying to decide the best course of action for getting to the rings on my fingers. 


  1. Chickens!!!! how awesome will that be?? omg, eggs!
    packing yet?
    Bree is now a first grader?? yikes.
    Poor Penny- she can come over here and play with the big dogs. Cuddling her is nothing after having an 80lb shepherd on your shoulders ;)

  2. Time does seem to be speeding up doesn't it?
    Happy (belated) birthday!

  3. I'm surprised Great Falls doesn't allow chickens-even Bozeman allows them. Even our straight laced little town of Manhattan. Which brings me to why we don't have them-I would love organic, home grown eggs but I don't want to take care of the chickens!
    What a cute doggie face.
    Oh, and after being in Great Falls a bit lately, I can honestly say you'll like Boise much better.