Friday, April 6, 2012

weekend bits

Barn work
This is our little horse barn that has a stall converted into a coop. Neglected for the last few years, it's enjoying some TLC, and I'm appreciating having such a straightforward task. I know there are some mighty fine hen houses out there, but what this one will lack in the pretty department, will be made up for with safety and coziness. Please send lots of sunshine thoughts my way so that I can hose it down, dry it out and finish up the last steps necessary for getting it ready.

And here are some happy links to get all of our weekends off to a lovely start:
  • I already have India Flint's book, Eco Colour, so Kathrin's bean water experiments have me thinking I'll be taking it off the shelf while I put some black beans on the stove.
  • Lisa's pesto makes me want to go hunting down a stinging nettle patch right away.
  • While we're out foraging, maybe the dandelions will be big enough to gather for this favorite.
  • As the earth turns green again and the country roads beckon, I love the idea of Maya Stein's 40th birthday adventure- Type Rider.
  • Action Pack has an Easter Edition that looks delightful as always.
  • Have you checked out danmala in my sidebar? Beautiful earth art/ mandalas- inspiration for all ages.
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  1. oh, i adore your hen house! i think it is as mightily fine (or finer) than all those hen houses you have pinned. it's charming :)
    sending you sunshine thoughts to finish the clean-up...

  2. I tried Dandala as you link it, but finally found the beautiful flower mandalas at Damala.

    I love the barn for the chickens. I'm jealous wanting to do the very same thing!

  3. I'm so excited for you Maya! Chicks, chickens, and especially eggs are so fun and rewarding. Can't wait to see what the finished product looks like. Happy weekend to you and your family.

  4. Thanks michelle gd and Cinnamon!

    Ida- thanks for catching my typo and wrong link! Just fixed it.

  5. I like your house, and the range of about
    Me gusta tu casa, y el campo de alrededor


  6. Happy Easter Weekend Maya!
    Just think, next year your eggs will come from your own hens!!!
    Remember we want to see the inside too! tee hee ;o)
    ~ joey ~

  7. Thanks for the excellent links. I'm so excited to read Eco Colours. I did my first dyeing with plants last year, & am excited to try the black beans & learn some nontoxic methods.