|(morning fog - view from our back door)|
So, what's happening besides glorious weather? We had a big event on Saturday when my oldest son's architectural firm had their fall outing here at the farm. Mike and I have concluded that we need to schedule some big party event (just maybe not always a wedding) every fall to motivate us to get our act together. While the farm can never be manicured and groomed in the way a city yard might be or like one of the fancy horse farms that are around our part of Kentucky, with the right stick being held over our heads, we can spiff ourselves up a little! Luna and Marilla had a starring role when I penned them beneath the old catalpa tree for all the little people to get close to and the alpaca boys did their part by coming up to the fence to gawk at all the cars and people.
I've not been doing much cooking or baking lately, except for an occasional loaf of no-knead bread (using the recipe from Artisan Bread in Five Minutes a Day). It is seriously easy and so, so good! I nearly always have a container of the dough in the refrigerator these days. I bake mine in one of my Le Creuset pots and it comes out perfect every time. If you haven't tried it, you should. What I'm really in the mood for is hearty soup, so last night I made this recipe (scroll down to the bean, kale, rice and sausage soup) from Heather Bruggeman. Her blog is Beauty That Moves and she has terrific, healthy recipes. This soup has become a favorite because it's delicious and good for you, plus I nearly always have all the ingredients on hand.
On the knitting front - it's all about my Olive sweater right now. I'm hoping to get some serious knitting time in the next few days in order to wear Olive as my Rhinebeck sweater during the weekend. I'm so excited to be going to Rhinebeck again, after missing the last few years. It is my favorite fiber show of the year in one of my favorite parts of the country. The pattern is Antler by Alexa Ludeman. It's in the book Pacific Knits and is available through Ravelry as a single pattern. It's very well-written and I'm loving knitting all those cables on the yoke. Of course, I'm having to make adjustments because my gauge is off, but what else is new? :-)
So, what's going on at your house? Any knitting or cooking to share? Happy Autumn Days everyone!