Tuesday, June 18, 2013

Taming the Jungle

Let me show you something amazing (and embarrassing).

Backyard as seen from the bedroom window.



Crazy, right? It took the super-powered yard guys three hours to clean our front and back yard.

This is a (bad) shot of the Rusalka batts I've been posting about. I have all my samples for July's Phat Fiber box packaged up. I just need to stamp the paper insert thingies and then it'll be ready to go. I'll also have a Rusalka batt in the shop. For once, I won't be upset if it never sells - I'd be totally happy to spin it myself!

Today I've been carding a blue/purple batt. The kids took over the table so I've had to set it all aside for now. If my energy holds, there will also be a shop update tonight. I've taken pictures and edited them but I still need to write the listings (not my favorite thing to do).

In the meantime I have a good book to read and a sleeping cat snuggled up next to me.


  1. Reminds me of the Secret Garden, or the Lost Flower Children, or Thornyhold. I love books that feature reclaiming gardens and restoring them to their former glory!

  2. That made a huge difference! And I appreciate the work involved :)

  3. You are so funny! The yard looks great, I think I need your yard guys here!
    I am so glad you are having such fiber fun and one day we 'Will' get together so you can teach me.

  4. wow the yard looks amazing, teaming with space and potential :-)

  5. Wow your yard looks amazing! Those Rusalka batts look wonderful, my fav colours.

  6. Who are these yard guys and how can I get in touch with them? Was it horribly expensive?

    1. The guys we used are a really small (family, I think) company called Cummins. You can probably find them in the phone book but we found them through craigslist (in an ad that isn't there anymore). My husband is insisting that it was less than $200 for them to do the front and back yard - he's saying $135 for three hours of work.