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Defective

Defective

We purchased a defective incubator and I am so heartbroken about it. Two days ago I shared my excitement around the two incubation processes happening on the farm and how the conversations around these processes with Ember have evolved. Two nights ago our incubator started losing temp rapidly. We googled what could be happening and reread the manual and finally…
November’s Crochet Project – Christmas Countdown Gingerbread House

November’s Crochet Project – Christmas Countdown Gingerbread House

Usually I refuse to incorporate any kind of Holiday Cheer into my daily life until the weekend after Thanksgiving (a lady can only take so much red and green, carols and decorations, ya know?) but I've made an exception for this project because, well, I was so inspired by it, the pattern is free (!!!), it's incredibly cute, and it…
Granny Square Blanket – Complete

Granny Square Blanket – Complete

It's finished! It's finally finished! It took two full months and more brain power than I anticipated to complete (being a new-to-me stitch and all) but it's all done and I'm pretty happy with my first ever Granny Square blanket! A photo posted by Melissa (@evergrowingfarm) on Aug 28, 2016 at 4:16pm PDT I learned a ton along the way...including…
Granny Square Blanket…Almost There

Granny Square Blanket…Almost There

With almost six weeks invested, in tiny increments of actual Crochet Time (mostly in the truck on the commute to and from work), and 54 granny squares created, my first Granny Square Blanket (er...throw) simply needs to be stitched together! It's almost silly how excited I am about this simple creation :-) Do tell...what are you creating these days? xoxo,…
Reading and Making

Reading and Making

I am currently re-reading The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, a book drenched in history with deep, rich, story-telling...and Vampires. I have been searching for a book to read for what feels like forever, and have started several that I just couldn't quite get into. They all required too much thinking and what I really wanted was to just dive into…
A new hat for Sprout

A new hat for Sprout

With the weather warming and this toddler of our growing like a weed, a new hat was necessary to get us through the next couple of months. Simple as it is, I am very happy with how it turned out...and I think she is, too :-) After working on my #skyblanket for a year, I'm thoroughly enjoying #projects like this…
If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee…

If we were having coffee, I'd tell you how nice it is to see you and thank you for joining me on this cold, crisp, January day! Do tell, how are you? Are you enjoying the New Year so far? Have you found your groove again after all the Holidays and merry making? I have to admit, the last two…