One Season Comes to an End

Dyeing take 2.  My experiment to let the goldenrod just hang out in a sunny garage window didn’t work out so well.  We came home from a weekend in Indianapolis (for a business trip for Jason) to a smelly bucket.  It reeked!  Time for take two.  This time Eleanore and I filled two mason jars with marigold and goldenrod blooms, added vinegar and water and a cotton hanky to dye.  I zapped each one in the microwave for three minutes and put them in the window.  Every day I think I’ll heat them in the microwave to keep the mold/mildew/stink away – and I know the vinegar will help with that, as well as work as a mordant.  Our marigold jar already has a beautiful orange hue, so we can’t wait to see the results!
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Speaking of our business trip, we all had a good time at the Offroad Expo with Jason. Eleanore always loves seeing the monster and offroad trucks.

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And Adelaide has taken to saying “vroom vroom!” every time she sees a truck. We also brought home a truck of our own, which Jason picked up in Missouri. It’s his new project.

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I’ve been saying it, but it seems it’s officially true. Autumn is officially here– the garden harvests are ending. We picked two baskets full of tomatoes, a basket of green beans, peppers, and three melons.

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I pulled almost all the tomato plants and the zucchini and yellow squash. It’s getting cold –they’re calling for upper 30s tonight– it seems fall is here a week earlier than the calendar, but Mother Nature has a mind of her own. The evenings are screaming for mugs of tea again. I’ve even started a new knitting project– rainbow lobbies for Adelaide. I need to finish them quickly though, as both girls need new hats before our October camping trip to Hocking Hills, Ohio.

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And the crisp mornings have been perfect for pumpkin muffins, which the girls *devour.*

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One Response to “One Season Comes to an End”

  1. annettemarie Says:

    Thank you for linking to Waldorf Wednesday!

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