Adding a bit of sunshine to my days by crocheting these tiny granny squares using wool yarn I dyed with a dye color called Sunflower. So far this year I haven't bought any new yarn except when I met my Mom for our overnight get-away in Woodstock.
I am trying to decide if I can use up yarn I have for Nolan and Rachel's blanket or if I have to buy some yarn, or maybe both.
With the weather at least being in the 30s we are getting outside, but still not a lot to do. I scraped the poop off the top of the chickens' boxes and then thought I might be able to clean out the coop - but having to step down two feet (because of the snow) to get in and out of the coop proved to be too much. And then, where to put all of the compost.... do I really want to add it to the built up compost already right out side their coop? So for now we wait and keep adding a bit of hay to the inside to keep things at least somewhat manageable inside their house.
Inside the children are so, so into Mine Craft that I worry, talk to them about my concerns, limit it on one day, don't say anything another. Oh, this is such a tough one for me. The hardest part in the process of thinking it all through is that we have such a wide range of ages, Abraham at 6 being my biggest concern. I worry about their bodies - the sitting, the staring at the screen. Wondering if it would be better for them to have no screens so they would have to do more creative things. But really isn't the "more creative" just my idea of creative? I am sure they could explain how very creative Mine Craft is and they have. And at nearly 14 and 16, Abby and Isaac are at a place where I think they need to learn the consequences of their decisions. Abby is wonderful at balancing her day. Isaac would be on the computer all day if I didn't say anything, or would he?
I look forward to the weather changing when they will choose to be outside more. First we have to get through another 10" of snow that is coming tonight and tomorrow.