Photos!

I promised them! ย This is a real mixed bag.

Pics of the bucks that have been visiting, my chives with rain drops and of course… the latest Garb pics!

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Rain Dancin’!

It’s been raining! Honest downpours!ย In fact, I had to shovel mud back uphill! ๐Ÿ™‚ Between rainstorms yesterday that is. ๐Ÿ™‚

I should have known it would rain. We did my parents lawn on Saturday and we were going to finish up the weed eater work and mow ours on Sunday. Maybe it will be dry enough by Wednesday at this point.

In the mean time, I’ve gotten a lot of work done on my undertunics. ๐Ÿ™‚ Next project will be the caftan coat work. ๐Ÿ™‚ I also Tung Oiled my needles and the spindles I made. ๐Ÿ™‚ More pictures as soon as I have a chance.

Whirling Dervish Practice.

This week has been busy, crazy, hectic… and a few more adjectives.

Monday was almost quiet. Lots of errands.

Tuesday: Up and running and off to Denver, for a computer client. Home by midnight.

Wednesday: In the middle of a Google Hangout, Daniel called. He needed brought home from Cheyenne because Angela’s father was in hospital. Daniel wanted to get to see Frank before he died. So, I drove up to Cheyenne. Traffic was horrid both ways and in the midst of Denver rush hour traffic, we got a call from Hillary, Angela’s sister, that Frank had passed. When we got to Pueblo, we met with Angela and Daniel went home with her. I got home around 10pm.

Today was another long day. Errands in town, vacuuming my parent’s house and then off to Pueblo. Why? Well, besides getting a new windscreen for the truck, picking up some groceries and items from Target, Lowes and JoAnn’s Fabrics, I had a brand new granddaughter to see!

Raven Alexandra was born at 7:50:16 am, July 18th. (A day she shares with her Grandpa John, Nelson Mandela and John Glenn.) She weighed 8 pounds 4 ounces and is 20 inches long.

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We had dinner at Romero’s and then came home to collapse!

A Little Wet…

Yesterday was a surprise. Started out hot and around 3pm, it began to drizzle. Then pour. Thunder, lightning and so much rain! A few drips, but we weren’t worried. It never rains long around here. High Desert Alpine Climate and all…

We went off to dinner at my parents amidst the drips. It was a good dinner as my Aunt Toni, Uncle Karl and their son Kristopher were there. We ate, talked and laughed until nearly 9pm.

We came home in the rain. When we got inside, we had to inspect the house as water was running down the yard. The dog was soaked. and so were various floors in the house.ย We know there are still issues with the Wendy House roof. And in time honored tradition, they leaked as the rain poured. We know and are use to the front porch leaking. It needs a whole new roof, but that takes more dosh than we have at the moment. We know that there have in the past been various leaks in the kitchen and what we call the herb room. However, for the last 3 years the only leak in the main house has been in the herb room. Until last night. Five separate leaks of different intensity in the kitchen and the one in the herb room just poured.

We got out the mop. Emptied buckets and other things that filled that had been in place during the last rain a week or so ago. I had to ‘rescue’ my sewing area as the rain came in the side window that accidentally got left open. Then we went to bed.

At 5am, it began to rain hard. I listened to the steady drips turn into torrents. When we got up at 7am, we repeated last night’s bucket and mop duties. We also marked where the roofs had leaked. Why? Well, because on Saturday and Sunday, we will be repairing the roofs.

Then it was off to say goodbye to my aunt and uncle and run a few errands.

This afternoon, as the clouds finally cleared off and I was able to open doors and air out the houses. For the record we got nearly 2 inches of rain in less than 24 hours. Not bad for a place that normally gets 15.5 inches of rain/precipitation a year.

Head space

Yes, getting into one. Battlemoor is in about two months. August 28th to September 2nd. It is our vacation time, and as it is only 10 miles, and 10 centuries away. So, I’m trying to get my brain back in that Medieval Mood. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’ve started by working on our garb.

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I’ve taken my best under tunic and apron dress and added embroidery. Vikings were rather good at it, so I’ve got to improve. ๐Ÿ™‚ I’m going to be working on Dan/Lothar’s garb as well. I’ve plans for a gambeson for him too. He’s finally decided that maybe, just maybe he’d like to be a marshal. That’s the guy who referees the fights. ๐Ÿ™‚ So, we shall see.

I’m also working on some craft items. I’m making Nalbinding needles and trying to learn how to do Nalbinding. Not as easy as you’d think!

I’m also trying to figure out how to turn our Earth pimple tent into something more Viking-esque. So far, I’m not sure if the ‘cover’ will work. Hopefully, by next year, we can afford a real Viking Tent. I’d like to go to a few more events as well.

Funny part? I find my garb more comfortable than ‘modern’ clothing. Yeah, I’m weird. However, it’s mostly natural fibers… wool, cotton, linen. And the fit… perfect. All the patterns are made to measure. ย That means short, round me actually is comfortable. Oh, and I didn’t need to take the legs in or hem them to make them fit.

Ah well. More pictures as my garb and gear is spruced up.