Chestnuts

Something I like to do in the autumn at the farm, other than taking photos of mushrooms is going chestnut hunting. Not that I have to do much hunting mind, there are so many chestnut trees on the property that it’s fairly simple to find some.

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Double Grey

My favourite slouchy hat pattern has got to be Rikke. I’ve made several over the years, but I always seem to end up giving them away, now I’ve made one again, but this one isn’t going anywhere.

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I used some 50/50 alpaca/wool blend that I got at Knit Nation in 2011 and that had been lying in my stash just wanting to be made into something. I have plenty left over, so I might make a matching cowl.

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Autumn Colours

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Puelo – a cowl

I knit this cowl using Auracania’s Puelo yarn which is absolutely gorgeous to work with. The pattern will be up soon on Ravelry.

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The Runaway

Dakota is a little runaway. Twice she was with my mum and then suddenly disappeared only to find me on the property.

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This is the first time she snuck up on me looking all innocent!!!

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Snakeskin

Proof that there are snakes wondering the farm. This I found hanging on one of the chestnut trees higher up on the property. I’d say the snake in question is approximately 60-70cm in length and a good 3cm in diameter.

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Is it Autumn or Spring

There are still so many plants in bloom.

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Plummage

Not as in birds, but as in these fantastic plants growing all over the farm and alongside the highways here in Portugal.

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My photogenic Dogs

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Mushrooms: the Shapes & Sizes

Ok, some more photos of the variety of mushrooms, this time the different shapes and sizes.

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