tirsdag den 16. januar 2018

8 høns - 8 æg

8 Chicken - 8 Eggs

Prøv at se, hvor forskellige æg, 8 høns lægger. Vi har 3 grønlæggere, hvor den ene lægger mere blå æg, 3 med maraner blandt forfædrene, der lægger mere eller mindre chokoladebrune æg, og så 2 Isa Brown, der lægger næsten et æg om dagen, i normale brune farver.


What a variation in egg colour. We have 3 Easter Eggers, one of which lays bluish eggs, 3 from mixed maran stock, laying chocolate brow to brownish eggs, and 2 Isa Brown - those steady an egg a day-machines - laying normal brown eggs.

fredag den 12. januar 2018

Plantemishandling -- Plant Maltreatment

     Forleden dag, da Uglemor var på indkøb, blev hun arrig. Se bare her: 

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MotherOwl went shopping. She became angry as she saw this: 


Det er jo plantemishandling!

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This is a clear case of maltreatment of plants!

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Men kan I se, hvad Uglemor også så? Planterne her overgiver sig ikke så let. De siger: 

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But do you see, what MotherOwl sees? These plants do not surrender. They are 


Defiantly flowering.

onsdag den 10. januar 2018

Words for Wednesday --10 January

-- Onsdagsord 

The Words for Wednesday in January will be found at Letting the Words Escape. Today's words are:

king
avalanche
canyon
pianist
Wyatt
marriage

and/or

supreme
packers
pie
jazz
crash
farewell

Wyatt was an extraordinary pianist, he was the best yet seen, or rather heard. But he was a frustrated man. He had one dream; his one dream was to become a king, and this was an almost impossible dream for an ordinary man, even if he was the best piano player ever.
He had to win half the kingdom and the princess's hand in marriage for this dream to come true.

One day, while playing the piano at an elegant Swiss skiing resort, he went skiing with the guests. On their way through a narrow canyon their peals of laughter set off an avalanche. Wyatt called to everybody not to try and run away, but flee diagonally from the path of the avalanche. His quick wits saved everybody, among those the princess of a small kingdom. They fell in love while trying to get warm sitting at the fireplace after their ordeal, and thus Wyatt became a king of one of the smallest kingdoms on Earth.


Wyatt and his soon to be bride -- the princess Ariane -- threw a gigantic farewell party before leaving the skiing resort. Everybody had pie and champagne, and Wyatt played his very best, even improvising jazz tunes on the piano late in the night. Then next day they were underway, loaded with well wishes and gift. That many gift, that only the princess' supreme skills learnt from her father the King's packers in her youth allowed the plane to bring all their gifts and luggage and themselves, narrowly avoiding a crash from the overload.

søndag den 7. januar 2018

Hue og Hule -- Hat and Project Room

     Jeg kom jo vist til at love at vise Uglehulen frem i ryddet tilstand. Men først et opmuntrende billede af den første øreklap fra min hue. Jeg håber Pia prøvekører sin i de kolde kuldegrader.

🔸🔹 🔶 🔷 🔶 🔹🔸

As Pia said in the comments, I promised photos from the more orderly Project room. Let me start with a mind soothing photo of the first earflap of the hat.



Og så .. en mere ryddelig Uglehuse sidst i december.

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And now -- a not so disorderly project room in late December.


     Og så var det jo jul, og januar kom, og inden, jeg fik taget billeder, skulle jeg lige finde tråd til temari, og strikkegarn til huen og ikke mindst pindene ...
     Og endnu værre. Uglemor var jeg på auktion, og fik købt
  • en rammevæv (i dårlig stand, men kammen er i en finhed, jeg ikke har), 
  • en lille trissevæv der kan klappes sammen.
  • en hel del bøger, 
  • en pose fint, entrådet uldgarn,
  • en stor flyttekasse fuld af trendrester i hvide og grå nuancer (det er fra en fabrik, så hver "ende" vejer 9-10 gram og er vel 25 m lang), så nu har jeg til eksperimenter til adskillige års forbrug. Og sidst, men ikke mindst 
  • et superflot stykke stof med ugler på (det var det, jeg kom for at købe). 
 Nu er det stuvet nogenlunde af vejen. Kasserne med ting der skal sorteres og alle trendresterne står et andet sted. Så ...
Billeder fra Uglehulen i januar:

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And then it was Christmas, and then January came along with its temptations. MotherOwl made some temari and went in search of thread and needles and pins. A hat to be knit meant another search for yarn and knitting needles. And the MotherOwl went to an auction, and bought:
  • one rigid heddle loom (in bad condition, but the heddle had a sett I've been missing)
  • one  counterbalance loom, tabletop model,
  • a stack of books, 
  • 6 hanks of very fine woollen yarn for weaving (white), 
  • one really big crate filled with warp ends (from a carpet factory - every end is app. 25 metres long) in white and pale grey hues for plant dyeing experiments - I now have enough to last for a very long time, 
  • the very beautiful square metre of owly fabric that was my excuse for going there. 

Now I put the excess  "to be sorted" and the crate of ends somewhere else, and tidied the rest, so ...
The Project room in January:


Her står jeg lige udenfor døren ind. Der er bare *mange ting*. Man kan lige se toppen af den nye væv til højre bag dartpilene.
Seen through the open door. What a lot of stuff. The upper part of the new loom can be seen to the right, behind the darts.


Indenfor, vi ser til højre. Vinduet er et gammelt snydevindue fra den gang det var ydermuren.
Kasserne indeholder uld, garn, stof, papirmasse, thebreve og flotte poser til at flette af ...
Og så udkast og kladder til bøger, trædrejerværktøj, håndværktøj og sandpapir, glas til syltetøj og honning,
spoler og tene, maling og pensler, blyanter og farver ...
Inside looking right. The window is a fake one from when this wall was on the outside of the house.
All the crates contain wool, yarn, teabags, fabric, paper scraps ... you name it to create from.
Also half written novels and mats for soaping and candle making, empty glasses for jam and honey,
writing and drawing tools, wood turning equipment, hand tools, spools and spindles ...


Så ser vi den anden vej. Ægte vindue denne gang. Kasserne indeholder frø og haveudstyr, flere tomme glas - også til at skære i stykker og til at lave fake drivglas af (dvs. flotte nuancer).
Kasserne til højre er tomme. Og så den vidunderlige gryde.
Looking left towards the real window. The crates contain outdoor stuff, seeds, thing for the dome, garden equipment and such. Also more glasses; among those mats for glass cutting and making of fake sea glass (pretty colours).
The crates to the right are empty. And finally the wonderful cooking pot!

onsdag den 3. januar 2018

Hue til Uglemors sarte ører.

A Hat for MotherOwl's Cold Ears. 

     Uglemor har prøvet med hjelm-huer, pandebånd og tørklæder viklet rundt om hovedet. Ja, hun har sågar en grim, grå kuststofhue, med plads til hestehalen til cykelturen. Men ingen af dem er rigtig gode.
     Nu er løsningen der måske. Pia har fundet en hue med varme til ørerne, måske tynd nok til ckyelhjelmen og med plads til hestehalen.
     Uglemor stopper sin læsning af Dr. Zhivago, og går ind og leder efter strikkepinde og garn i den nyligt opryddede Uglehule.
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MotherOwl has tried a lot of solutions for keeping the ears warm. Strange helmet-hats, headbands, and scarves. I even have an ugly, thin, grey, made of poly...something hat with a hole for the ponytail when biking. It's thin enough to be worn under the biking helmet.
But finally I think I found the ideal hat, or rather Pia did. She found a hat that's warm at the ears, thinner at the top, and even has a hole for the ponytail. What's not to like.
MotherOwl stops her reading of Dr. Zhivago, and is off in search of yarn and needles.

Midnatsblå alpakka og hjemmefarvet alpakka i sødsuppefarver.
Uglemor strikker med to tråde, varmt og ikke kradsende.
Midnight blue alpacca with small stars and plant dyed pinkish alpacca in two hues.
Kniytting with two strands. Cozy, warm and not itchy.

     Og Uglemor er faldet for fristelsen til at deltage i endnu en udfordring. Denne gang en gør det færdig-udfordring. Det er måske en udmærket ting.
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And MotherOwl found yet another challenge. This time One Monthly Goal. Get it finished. I'll enter this hat!


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