|Poor ol' blue|
|These were my first pair of moccasins.....I wish you could smell them|
To wear them outside I wear them with the little rubbers when the weather is yucky, which is how the natives wear them as well. So, when I went to a friends house I took them off at the door and while we were having tea in the living room her dog got them and attacked them .... viciously....it was ugly and it was very sad for me, but they do smell like something smoked...like maybe sausages, which could be tempting to a dog I guess. Now they look like this;
|I never ever would have thought they would be as warm as they are in the rubbers.....love them.|
So, today I decided to finish the other pair (the 10 year old pair), in order to bead on the top you have to bead on a piece of stroud, which is a woolen like fabric, almost felt-like but thicker. I was making pretty good progress until I got to the fur and I decided I didn't like the black fur I had, I thought white would look better so off I went to buy some white fur.....you know you live waaaaay too far north when you can just go downtown and buy a rabbit pelt, just like that. I get to the store and I can't decide if white really is the answer, ,the chocolate brown looks very nice too, and the black and white bunny looked nice too....aghhhh! So I do the only thing I could do and buy the chocolate brown one and the white one.....so now I have 4 bunny pelts....oh I bought a light brown one last fall to redo the pair that got attacked by the dog. That is how far I got today....so no picture of the new moccasins...yet. I got sidetracked with another project....Cheese. I was given (ok..I begged for it) a gallon of fresh cow milk from a friend of a friend....oh yes, I rushed to the library and checked out a book on making cheese.....I've seen it there before and have fantasied about making cheese...seriously.
|Lovely lovely cheese book, I might need to own it|
|This was the recipe I used to make a cheese called "queso blanco" which just means "white cheese", easy peasy instructions|
|This was my dripping method|
|My cheese turned out a little harder and drier than I would have liked which means I left it dripping too long......while I was downtown bunny hunting, but it is still good, sometimes multi tasking isn't the answer.|
Oh.....don't even try cheese making with store milk.....befriend a farmer.
|I love how shiny the peas are when they are tossed withe olive oil|
wow, that was a lot of rambling again, but now I have a movie to watch, a few months ago while I was sitting under a palapa by the ocean having a meal and cold coconut or two with some friends we had a conversation about a song, I can't remember what song or why we discussing it I just remember that the rest of the party was surprised that I had never heard the said song, I am not surprised because I was raised in a home without television and dads 5 old records were the only music we had. Now a days it's called raising your children "media healthy" back then we called it "having other things to do". So my knowledge of old music and movies are 0. Anyway....it was suggested I watch "West side story", if I watch it I might find the song and remember what the conversation was that we had about it.
oh.....hows the spinning coming along you ask?.....
|It ain't art just yet.....and so not relaxing yet either, I have some library books coming on the subject of spinning......it worked well with the cheese making|