Sunday, August 9, 2009

Last of the Summer Wool

Jamaica 07, view from our balcony, ahhh!

If the weather today be fine,
Hope for fair Autumn and good wine.

Ahhhh. August is here, the grass is burnt to a crisp. Ants are on the rummage -try wiping down with vinegar and water- the sky gods paint in deeper hues and the orb weavers know the whispering winds of change, as they ready their webs for an abundant catch!

Tis also the close of the Spring and Summer season workshops that culminated with the 3D needle felted playscapes this year. I hope those who attended the 'Something out of Nothing' classes this Spring and Summer were inspired to take their talents onward and will come back for some of the Autumn and Winter sessions with me!

eruptive scape by Joy (in the works)

idyllic island bliss by Safi

flower train trick skirt by student Seed

As I tilled beds today getting them ready for onions, a few new cucumber plants were popped in, Big Max is doing nicely and may give us a Halloween surprise, the end season toms and strawberries are floundering but may make a comeback if the weather holds and while the moon is waning is perfect to plant your root crops and vines are fine too.

Darling buds of May Maiden by Seed

Here's a quick-tip sheet taken from the Farmers Almanac, follow it for a season and you'll see great results! I will try and take some pics of the corn that's ready for harvest tomorrow!

8-9 Favorable Days For Planting Root Crops. Fine For Vine Crops.

10-12 Barren Days, Do No Planting.

13-14 Root Crops That Can Be Planted Now Will Yield Well.

15-16 Any Seeds Planted Now Will Tend To Rot.

17-18 Most Favorable Days For Planting Beets, Onions, Turnips, And Other Root Crops. Plant Seedbeds and flowers

19-23 A Barren Time. Best For Killing Weeds, Briar's, Poison Ivy, And Other Plant Pests. Clear Woodlots And Fence Rows.

24-26 Good Days For Planting Aboveground Crops. Excellent For Sowing Grains, winter wheat Oats, And Rye.

27-28 Plant Peas, Beans, Tomatoes, Peppers, And Other Above ground Crops In Southern Florida, California, And Texas. Extra Good For Leafy Vegetables. Plant Seedbeds.

29-31 Cut Winter Wood, Do Clearing And Plowing, But No Planting.


renee ~ heirloom seasons said...

Hello! I just discovered your blog and can't wait to have more time to explore. Such beautiful wool creations! (If I had found you in time to enter the giveaway I would have said that any post with pictures of your playscapes are a favorite. Wonderful!!)

Amy said...

Enjoyed reading your blog and seeing your felting! Off topic, but where is that beach scene? I think I need to go there! Did you?

onegoldensun said...

What beautiful felting! And thank you for sharing the gardening calendar. I am learning more about biodynamics and enjoying it very much.

~Phoenix~ said...

Hi gals,
thanks for your comments, they are always welcome and make me smile. I hope you can always find something fun here, maybe some humour, thoughtfulness and certainly some lunar gardening tips if so inspired! Come back soon!