Today was one of the most peaceful days I’ve had in a while, and it was very much needed. I think one of the keys was time spent wandering around our little farm yard. Just checking in on everyone, with the sun shining, birds singing, ducks squawking, chickens announcing that they just laid and egg. Today smelled sweet and fresh. I watered the seedlings, did some actual work in my shipping room, cleaned a “long overdue for some attention” section of our
barn garage…I dream of barns, by the way.
Lunch was a couple slices of some fabulous sourdough bread, brie cheese, Berry Basil Jam and Elderberry juice. The sourdough bread was made with wheat from Brookford Farm by Sunnyfield Brick Oven Bakery. I got to meet someone from the bakery at the Exeter Market on Saturday. She was great fun to talk with, and I got to sample some of the bread she’s made with Brookford Farm Wheat. I brought home a loaf of the Sourdough, though they were all delicious. The Brie was from Sandwich Creamery and the Berry basil Jam and Elderberry Juice were made by from local and wild crafted berries from last summer. A lovely, hearty, simple, local lunch.
During the afternoon, I started a shirt for myself. I used a pale green linen, and added an antique doily. It goes very nice with a skirt, that I have, that has needed a companion top for a while. All that remains is the hemming. I always find myself in a quandry at this point. It’s linen, my options, as I see it are:
- Serge the edge and leave it.
- Serge the edge, roll it under and stitch in place.
- Run a simple stitch line 1/4″ in from the edge and fray it. The stitch line should keep it from fraying more than I want.
I’m really not sure, so I’ll figure that out tomorrow. I’m working on a summer sweater, that is going to go perfectly with the top, and I’m very excited!
I finished reading The Dirty Life: A Memoir of Farming, Food, and Love. I really enjoyed it and think it’s one I’ll read again. It has certainly inspired me. It reminded me of the long summer days, of falling into bed exhausted from working hard all day. I’m even kind of looking forward to the envigorating exhaustion that is sure to come…soon.