Saturday, January 28, 2017

 I started making hats for the folks at Standing Rock. Winter was coming and that means "COLD" in North Dakota so I felted them for extra warmth. I had so much fun I just kept on going. I will post more.

Two new Rainbow Scarves. "Blue Bird" was sold before I got a chance to post it. "Forest" was just completed and is on the Gallery page.

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Come visit us at our new space. Blue Heron Yarns - 8727 Brooks Drive - Easton, Maryland 

One of my kitchen planters and a delicious vegan dish with collards from my indoor garden, baby peppers, millet, and Tofurky Italian sausage. Rosemary olive bread with my homegrown basil, raw
pumpkin seed pesto made this one of my favorite meals. I had 2 under cabinet grow lights installed for this 30" planter and also for the 48" one at the other end of my counter. The plants were a bit leggy under just one light each.

The thought of going all winter without fresh pesto and other greens was my motivation to set up for indoor gardening. I purchased some lights and set about to give it a try. There were some challenges and setbacks, searches made, and solutions found. I'm sure there will be more ahead. I have two growing areas at this time. A nursery at my bedroom window where the babies get direct southern light most of the day. I cover them at night to keep them warm. The main area is in my studio. I have two shelves of plants on a chrome shelving unit under lights. The upper 4' light has 8 bulbs and the lower one has 2 -24"/12 bulb lights. I am researching Bokachi composting and will write more about that as soon as I get under way with it. There is lots of info on my Farm/Garden board on Pinterest.