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Friday, March 25, 2016

I Had a Field Hand's Breakfast


For no reason other than I wanted to...eggs, biscuits, home made sausage, home churned butter, blueberry jam and milk. Ever now and agin, as my ole Aunt Bonnie used to say, I have a sixteen year old boy help me around the farm and he recently brought me a two pound package of home made sausage. I haven't had home made sausage in a few years because we haven't killed hogs here for a long while so it was/is a real treat. I churned ten pounds of butter last summer so still have a few packages to spread on biscuits and keep a few bags of blueberries in the freezer so I can make jam every few months. The eggs are farmed raised; buy them from a local woman so breakfast was a treaty feast!


That was a honking big breakfast to support nothing much so I started looking through my photos and came upon some hand spun, hand knitted yarn. My studio sported some kool aid dyed roving that I crazy spun into lumpy, bumpy, twisty yarn which sat around for a long while because I couldn't make up my mind what I should make.

Then I noticed my tea pot needed comfort so I knitted a little cozy for it.

The yarn is 100% wool so tea is kept hot which allows me time to drink the three cups thereabouts contained therein. 


All this took place summer's end and the cozy has gotten its fair share of use.  At one time I had a farm business called Appalachian Wool Works and sold fleeces, rovings, yarn, woolens, etc. I figure I've got enough fleece left for a few wool blankets and throws to be made and that'll be the end of that farm business. When it's all said and done, I'll let you see photos...it takes months from start to finish but it's well worth it.

I bought a three inch memory foam mattress topper and, along with my wool blanket, I sink dangerously close to comatose on a nightly basis. That field hand breakfast supplied me with enough calories to do a week's worth of work but what I've gotten done today couldn't get me arrested. For the past few weeks, I've been working like somebody owned me and today I didn't. Sometimes lazing around is good for what ails me.

Ponder this ~ "Pray as though everything depended on God. Work as though everything depended on you." St. Augustine of Hippo

20 comments:

  1. Finished a batch of maple syrup this morning, but other than that have been having a bit of a laze-around myself! Thank you for visiting my Quiet Country House this afternoon!

    Love your tea cozy. I need to make a couple of those for my many tea pots!

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  2. You deserve a day off every now and then, Sandra! My daughter made a tea cozy recently and I need to do the same--I love the many colors in yours! I'm not sure why you can't comment on my blog? Seems odd! Have a wonderful Easter, dear Sandra. ♥

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  3. Oh that breakfast sounds so delicious. I love homemade sausage gravy and sausage. MMMMMmmmmm. And eggs, and biscuits, and jam. Oh!

    Glad you've got a little help.

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  4. That field hand's breakfast sounds wonderful, Sandra. I could go for that any meal of the day. Your little tea cozy is so pretty with the unusual pattern and all the bright colors! Wishing you a beautiful weekend and Easter.

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  5. Oh but that breakfast sounded so good... Love the tea cozy. Have a wonderful Easter. Hugs, LJ

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  6. Great quote; that's the basic principle upon which I was raised by God-fearing, hard-working first generation Americans.

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  7. Yum. Breakfast. The most often deleted meal of the day. Been a bit since I had more than toast (at least it came from homemade sourdough) with jam and coffee with sweet Jersey cream. You have inspired me!

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  8. I'm already hungry and reading about your breakfast makes me even hungrier.

    Love your tea cozy.

    It does us good, every which way, to take days off from normal routine.

    Have a lovely Easter weekend ~ FlowerLady

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  9. I think you deserved every single bit of that "Fields Hand Breakfast!"
    Way to go girl . . .

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  10. Best tea cozy ever.

    Beloved cooks a much too good farm breakfast. Really, a much too good everything.

    Happy Easter......

    Garden & Be Well, XOT

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  11. Every so often we have to stoke that furnace and that was your day. You've made us all hungry!

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  12. It's so good to feel productive, isn't it? The cozy is great! I'm impressed with the dying. And that breakfast sounds to die for! (Pun somewhat intended!)

    Happy Easter to you!

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  13. That's an adorable tea cozy!

    ~Have a lovely day!

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  14. That's a cozy cozy! :) Some days you just need a good hearty breakfast. Sounds delish!

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  15. Wow, your breakfast sounds so country yummy. Nothin' beats homemade and handmade. Your own roving to wool to tea cozy. Love it. On my bucket list is spinning lumpy, bumpy, novelty yarn for weaving and such.

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  16. "sink dangerously close to comatose every night" haha! But the way you work it's not surprising. That breakfast sounds so delicious, everything handmade and fresh.
    Happy Easter to you! He is risen, alleluia! Blessings, Deborah

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  17. I love the crazy yarn you made your tea cozy out of. I think I could manage to knit a cozy like that. Maybe that'll be my next project. The breakfast sounds delish!

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  18. I so agree with a lazy day! Love your tea cozy. Breakfast sounds delicious.

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  19. Oh my gosh! I love your tea cozy! It's so wooly and cozy looking!

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  20. That's a wonderful cozy! I love your colors, and imagine the lovely steam coming from the pot inside.
    Your flowers are beautiful, your farm looks like a living spring time, and that breakfast sounds utterly wonderful!
    Blessings to you, dear friend, down on the farm!
    Annie

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