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1 week ago

Soxophoneplayer

Its (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend and today marks when I start attending the Farmers' Market every weekend until Boxing Weekend (Instead of long weekends and holidays in the spring and summer).

In the first picture, just on right hand side you can barely make out the outside 'deck' area - a long roofed area, open on all sides where many of the vendors flog their wares and goodies. The second picture is a look from the inside of the deck area.

That has all been demolished and rebuilt this summer (with the outside vendors setting up tents across the road from the main building) and rebuilt. The new work is 'almost' finished, and in fact was finished enough for us to occupy today.

The third picture is the new deck area.

Both sides of the long deck are lined with many-windowed garage doors. This is an unbelievable improvement - each door can be opened or closed by the vendors according to the weather. It was pouring rain this morning, just to show us how lucky we are.

The interior has excellent lighting, instead of the few old lightbulbs of the past, and electrical outlets between every pair of doors.

A heated floor would have been a nice addition but the doors alone will make a huge difference. There is a river running parallel to the market and every morning about 10 a.m. a stiff breeze rises up and hits the outside vendors. A treat in the summer, but brutal in the winter.

Not only are the vendors happy, but the shoppers were equally delighted.

My space is the two garage door on the right hand side. Colour me happy!
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Its (Canadian) Thanksgiving Weekend and today marks when I start attending the Farmers Market every weekend until Boxing Weekend (Instead of long weekends and holidays in the spring and summer). 

In the first picture, just on right hand side you can barely make out the outside deck area - a long roofed area, open on all sides where many of the vendors flog their wares and goodies. The second picture is a look from the inside of the deck area.

That has all been demolished and rebuilt this summer (with the outside vendors setting up tents across the road from the main building) and rebuilt. The new work is almost finished, and in fact was finished enough for us to occupy today.

The third picture is the new deck area.

Both sides of the long deck are lined with many-windowed garage doors. This is an unbelievable improvement - each door can be opened or closed by the vendors according to the weather. It was pouring rain this morning, just to show us how lucky we are.

The interior has excellent lighting, instead of the few old lightbulbs of the past, and electrical outlets between every pair of doors.

A heated floor would have been a nice addition but the doors alone will make a huge difference. There is a river running parallel to the market and every morning about 10 a.m. a stiff breeze rises up and hits the outside vendors. A treat in the summer, but brutal in the winter.

Not only are the vendors happy, but the shoppers were equally delighted.

My space is the two garage door on the right hand side. Colour me happy!Image attachmentImage attachment

2 weeks ago

Soxophoneplayer

Another sign of fall on the farm is when all the summer flowers are faded or finished but the Anenomy (sp?) are entering their glory. These (aggressive) flowers will remain until the winter snow and winds takes them.

Meantime they are just buzzing with activity as the bees and hornets stock up for winter with dwindling sources of flowers.
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Another sign of fall on the farm is when all the summer flowers are faded or finished but the Anenomy (sp?) are entering their glory. These (aggressive) flowers will remain until the winter snow and winds takes them.

Meantime they are just buzzing with activity as the bees and hornets stock up for winter with dwindling sources of flowers.

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Oh, I may have to get some of those flowers!

They are lovely!

Japanese Anemones ! Love them!

How beautiful!

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2 weeks ago

Soxophoneplayer

The fall colours haven't peaked yet this year - and looks like they will be at or near that point for (Canadian) Thanksgiving.

Jonah and I have enjoyed some sunny afternoon walks and here we are about to enter a 'tree tunnel' on a new section of trail we've added this year.
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The fall colours havent peaked yet this year - and looks like they will be at or near that point for (Canadian) Thanksgiving. 

Jonah and I have enjoyed some sunny afternoon walks and here we are about to enter a tree tunnel on a new section of trail weve added this year.

2 weeks ago

Soxophoneplayer

Well this week has been bizarre.

For morning chores: 3 days wearing winter coat with ball cap. 2 days wearing winter coat, hood, and toque. 1 day wearing flannel shirt. I day wearing short sleeved cotton T.

Good time to knit up some mitts. The pair below is my own hand painted Columbia sock yarn - heavy-ish fingering weight.

Big problem I see often with mitts or gloves, be they CSM or hand knit - is thumbs that are too narrow. My digits are pretty stocky so for me an even more important issue. A thumb that is too tight will be cold, no matter how warm the yarn.
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Well this week has been bizarre. 

For morning chores: 3 days wearing winter coat with ball cap. 2 days wearing winter coat, hood, and toque. 1 day wearing flannel shirt. I day wearing short sleeved cotton T. 

Good time to knit up some mitts. The pair below is my own hand painted Columbia sock yarn - heavy-ish fingering weight.

Big problem I see often with mitts or gloves, be they CSM or hand knit - is thumbs that are too narrow. My digits are pretty stocky so for me an even more important issue. A thumb that is too tight will be cold, no matter how warm the yarn.

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Beautiful yarn! So how many stitches wide do you make your thumb so it will be large enough?

They look wonderful and just right on your thumb!

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2 weeks ago

Soxophoneplayer

Rainbow socks knit with Lorna's Laces Shepherd Sock in a selection of their solids. ... See MoreSee Less

Rainbow socks knit with Lornas Laces Shepherd Sock in a selection of their solids.

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I bet they feel as nice as they look.

Awesome socks

Very very nice!

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