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Spotted Dog Farm Blog

Summer Like a Wrecking Ball

Yep, it's here.  Every year I think I'm going to miraculously manage to be fully invested in summer and the farm and yoga and my business, and it's all going to go so smoothly and nothing will fall through the cracks, and I'm going to feel incredibly chill about the whole thing. 

And then, you know, reality arrives.

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Shifty Update

My Shifty Sweater is rolling along - body finished, time for the sleeves.  However, as I mentioned on Instagram last night, sleeves can be kind of anti-climactic.  And a pain in the ass to actually knit.  But eureka! Today a friend reminded me that I could get both sleeves started, and then knit them both at the same time on two needles (or magic loop, but I prefer two circular needles.) 

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In the Middle of the Crazy

I read a post by Jen Hatmaker on Facebook yesterday, and I was 100% with her.  Yes!  Tell it! This time of year is kicking my ass!  Too many things come together at once, right? But school will end, and summer baseball will happen, and I will make a plan so that my business doesn't grind to a halt while I'm sitting at baseball fields for 15 of the 30 days of June (not really joking there), and I will not forget how to do yoga, and I will keep journaling and knitting and running, and I will figure out how to find a vegetable or two while we're on the baseball field dining plan.

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Farm Walk

Today was one of those impossibly blue North Carolina days.  Not a cloud in the sky, and combined with all of our recent rain, everything's looking lush.  Perfect time for a farm walk.

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Options

This past week I've been reminded why it's good to have a (wide) variety of interests.  That way when one thing isn't quite cooperating, you can put all of your energy into another thing. 

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