Becoming Farmers

When we bought our house 6.5 years ago our plan was to live in our house until my husband graduated RN school or 5 years. He just graduated this last spring and we were hoping to sell this summer. That didn’t happen. Then we were trying really hard to get the house ready to sell in the Spring. Only 2 years late! And then we watched 5 houses go up for sale on out street this spring and just sit. No bites, no showings, nothing.

After lots of discussion and planning we’ve decided to just settle down for a few more years, and maybe even just stay and retire here. To make things more interesting we’re still finishing up updating the house and landscaping the yard. While discussing things, we decided to start a garden and a mini-micro-farm. In other words, chickens.
Thankfully pigs aren’t allowed in city limits because my boys really wanted baby pigs and I don’t. My boys are thrilled to learn how to be farmers, so we’ll see how things go! It’ll definitely be a learning experience for all of us!!

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Divine Boobies!!

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I was at the LYS (local yarn store) last week and while shopping, saw a bunch of boobs sitting on the check out counter. Curious I went over to have a look. The shop employee saw me looking and proceeded to tell me about a great opportunity!! Knitted Boobies!! Why have I never heard about these before?!

She handed me a copy of a free pattern (yay!) and explained about knitting breasts for mastectomy patients. Silicone prosthetics are quite expensive and not all patients can afford them, even with health insurance. Plus it takes forever to get fitted for them and then get them back in. Knitted ta-tas only take about an hour or so to make depending on the size made and speed of the crafter. Plus they’re soft and light enough that patients can wear them home from the hospital if they so choose!!

I went home and at first opportunity sat down with some leftover yarn (blue) and made a size B boob. I’ve got enough skin colored yarn for about 6-8 more breasts, depending on the sizes, but I didn’t want to screw up on a “real” one, hence the blue boob.

The shop is having a Knit-A-Tit knit-in in October and will be donating all the tits to the local cancer foundation. I’m excited to be able to help out. I just wish we could find a cure for cancer and the breasts weren’t necessary.