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.
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.
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.
I knit this cowl using Auracania’s Puelo yarn which is absolutely gorgeous to work with. The pattern will be up soon on Ravelry.
Dakota is a little runaway. Twice she was with my mum and then suddenly disappeared only to find me on the property.
This is the first time she snuck up on me looking all innocent!!!
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.
Not as in birds, but as in these fantastic plants growing all over the farm and alongside the highways here in Portugal.