Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Fiber: Neptune

Merino, Bamboo, Firestar, and Angelina Blend

Monday, February 20, 2017

So Much Adorable...

A coworker brought her sugar glider to work and AWWW.... He absolutely brought a smile to our faces.  Meet Kiko!

Some interesting facts about sugar gliders:
  • The sugar glider is a marsupial, like a kangaroo or wombat.
  • Sugar gliders only weigh about 4 ounces as full-grown adults.
  • Sugar gliders are able to glide over 150 feet.
  • The gliding membranes of a sugar glider (called patagium)are located from his wrists to his ankles and open up to slow his descent, much like a parachute.
  • Sugar gliders, like kangaroos, have a pouch where baby gliders, called joeys, live for 60-70 days. At around 4 months of age, joeys are able to survive on their own outside the pouch.
  • In the wild, sugar gliders live in trees, and rarely, if ever, touch the ground.
  • Sugar gliders nest in holes in old growth trees and mark their nests with urine.
  • In the wild, sugar gliders can live in groups of up to 15-30 gliders.
  • Sugar gliders have opposable fingers and toes.
  • Sugar gliders are found in Australia, Tasmania, Indonesia, and New Guinea. Their scientific name is Petaurus breviceps and are in the same order as kangaroos, opossums, wombats, and Tasmanian devils.

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Fingers Crossed...

Well, the seeds are in...now we wait for growth. 
I'm doing things a bit differently this year and it's mildly nerve-wracking... I'm not planting annual vegetables.  That means no tomatoes, peppers, cabbage, etc...  The reason I've made this decision is that I have a lot of landscaping that needs to be done and I want that accomplished through perennial herbs, flowers, and food.  In order to do that economically I need to sacrifice having a traditional garden this year so that I can utilize that space in growing out these little guys so that they can be transplanted elsewhere. 
So....This summer will see me at the Farmer's Market more than in previous years but I believe it will be worth it!

Monday, February 6, 2017

Fiber: Pumpkin Delight

Bamboo, Merino, Corriedale Blend ~ 4.2 oz.