Saturday, March 22, 2014

It's Bittyful Friday

Sitting at the dining room table..............Shhhhh, I don't want them to know I'm here.

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

Finally......back to the Farmer's Market

Do you have a Farmers Market?Here in New Hampshire we are lucky enough to have one going on 52 weeks a year. Hard to believe that just a few short years ago , the thought of going to the market meant your local grocery store.Our area has managed to make supporting our local farmers and crafter something that can happen every weekend

Look at this place just filled to the gills with stuff I really need

Not only that,but, they are there to help you with gardening questions , information on composting, local yarn,freshly made cheeses, desserts, breads and even handmade chocolates.In the summer everyone has their own local Farmers Market ,however, come winter it's like a traveling show.You get to met Farmers and crafters from surrounding communities that you didn't even know were out there. 
This week I purchased freshly roasted coffee from a roaster in Newmarket.........they will even ship your coffee to you if you want. This time I was happy to run into them at the Market and picked up my purchase there. They even knew my cool is that.

Potatoes, baby spinach...........just picked and homemade apple cider doughnuts for the ride home I know, I just had to taste while setting up my purchases for a photo shoot. They are yummy! Good thing Riverside is not next door.Their Farm is in Berwick Maine. Sounds far but, only 15 miles from my house.

I made Lamb stew for my "soup People" Isn't it amazing that I could get it raised and even ground just the way I needed. Riverslea farm is in Epping NH and also about 15 miles from my home.
Needing soap this week but, unable to get to my usual supplier, I could rest assure that Jesta Farms would give me a product that would satisfy my needs.All these farms are within an easy drive from my home BUT, all are in different directions. I was able to do one stop shopping and meet and great friends at the same time.
Pretty neat ..............said the hobbit

Friday, March 14, 2014

It's bittyful Friday


Wednesday, March 12, 2014

Busy week with the family

The girl cousins in my family started getting together a few years back.Such fun. Visits are always too short and we so enjoy seeing each other. Plenty to catch up on but, I think we are still working on the late 50's early 60's I know,I know. What can I say we like to go into detail.
Manage to find time to have lunch with Aaron always a great time.

And now we are getting ready to gather my husbands clan for a Chowder Fest. Daughter Renee is the mastermind for this one.......June 28th is the date and it will be fun to see how many will be getting together. Hubby is a little older that I so I best get brushed up on my 1940's stories.....
Just kidding ...........said the Hobbit

Monday, March 10, 2014

Different but, still the same

Meet Sue,originally from the Province of Quebec and Gisele who came to us from France.
Sue is 90 years young and she and her good friend Gisele come to knitting just about every Tuesday. With a little prodding they sometimes tell us tales of their youth.We just love them. Recently Sue's family decided she needed to be moved to assisted living as there are some area in her life that need watching over. Of course, we only see her once a week and felt.......can this be? Maybe they're rushing such a move. But, of course it was their decision and certainly a good one. Our fear was that we would no longer see her on Tuesday evening.Silly us!!!
Sue still comes every Tuesday and still brings her bright smile with her.She is currently making squares to add to a lap blanket for senior citizens.....we are all so happy that .....really things are still the same.
Speaking of still the same.....Cindy S. was knitting a sweater on a Tuesday and the following week ,,,,,,sure enough, she was wearing it.Nothing different here.LOL
Beautiful design and looks marvelous on her........don"t you think?.......asked the Hobbit

Friday, March 7, 2014

It's Bittyful Friday

I found this teeny weeny ball of white yarn........can you see it. I chewed it and put my spit on it so that everyone would know it was mine and Hobbit still took it away from me .....go figure?

Monday, March 3, 2014

How do you start the day?

Finally February is over and out. This is the time of year that I get really motivated. The most dreary part is over,and my mind can start planning and dreaming of what comes next. Gardening, fun in the sun, discovering new local people and places, spring cleaning. Well, maybe not so much with the cleaning but, I do manage to tweek at least one area in my home that will help me improve my gardening skills and crafts.It's also when I seem to pay the closest attention to breakfast. With all these plans running around in my head I don't want to run out of gas.

So, this is what gives me the best start for my day. Today I started with several tablespoons of my Apple Spice Butter. I absolutely feel in love with fruit butters this year and since they contain very little sugar they must be healthy.....right. Then I top the butter with Greek Yogurt

Cover it all with a generous handful of my homemade granola.This batch used up the last of my dehydrated apples. Then, I drizzle it all with local honey. Definitely a great way to start the day. What gives you the best start to the day?.............said the hobbit