Every nook and cranny on the farm needs work. Constantly. Old, fix-it areas, new project areas. And there is never enough time, and the decision of where to start is rarely clear. Sometimes, the inspiration comes from elsewhere.
Three weeks ago I went to Fiber Fusion in Chico, for fiber inspiration (and a few goodies). This wonderful loom was set up at the entrance to the booths.
When I left to drive home, the weaving was partway done. I was inspired to do a garden loom at home. With wood cutting, sheep and llama tending, fleece washing, and house chores, I haven't yet gotten to it. I'm still inspired, though, and I did revive the nouveau rustic garden I had started with finds from the sheep pasture.
Not exactly Sunset Magazine, but it amuses me, and amazes me that all this stuff was left by predecessors to the farm.
Note the madder plants (for dyeing) in the background. The next thing on my to-do list: harvest roots for dyeing. My feeble indigo plants, the ones that survived squirrel and turkey attacks, did not survive the 19-degree temperatures these past few mornings, so I will have to wait another year for blue. Hope to have my garden loom up before then...