Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Snow? Ha Ha

Well it seems news of this recent snow storm reached far and wide - thanks for thinking of us. We just hunkered down inside and watched while it all piled up around us. Certainly was the most snow all in one go that have ever seen in my life.

Didn't dare start shovelling or blowing a pathway out until yesterday because the wind was just drifting it in all the wrong places.

Took Jamie several man hours to get the struggling tractor through some parts of the driveway which were up to his waist.

Now, 24 hours later rain is just pelting down sending it all into a soggy state of mush. Good job I have seed catalogues to keep me busy.

Monday, February 4, 2013

Drum Making

Since we haven't had much snow to shovel (well apart from the big storm which is falling right now leaving snow up to my knees on the drive way!), I've had time to get creative. I spent a wonderful weekend making my very own hand held drum with Nova at Red Tail. Woohoo! this was something that I have been wanting to do ever since I was taught the Reiki Drum Technique back in the UK. The whole weekend was totally amazing as we honoured the stag whose hide was being used, and honoured the hemlock (whose wood is used in the hoop). Had a lot of fun kind of tie dyeing my hide with a natural dye made up of black walnut and the result is awesome (if I say so myself). The drum is just about dry now and ready for activation, slightly worried that it might not be tight enough but I can't face the idea of re-stringing the hide because that was a real challenge. (couldn't have done it without the help of Carlina and Nova actually and encouragement from the other fabulous women).