Tuesday, May 09, 2006

What a weekend or call me an ant

Years ago, I used to watch "Northern Exposure". I loved that show. There was one episode where Chris was going around calling everybody ants because they were looking to the future and gathering and saving. He was a grasshopper because he lived for the moment believing that he was going to die at about the age of 40. All the men in his family did. I think that it turned out to be because of high blood pressure, but I digress. What I was getting at was that ants gather and save food. The season is upon us. For those of you not fortunate enough to live along the eastern north American coast, I'm talking about fiddleheads. They are the unfurled fronds of a particular type of ferns which grow along river banks. They are one of the first foods that spring forth abundant in these parts. You boil them up and serve with butter, salt, and for some, vinegar. I am fortunate enough to have access to a great fiddlehead patch, or rather, patches. They are on my dad's farm. Over the weekend, we picked, blanched and froze 21 1.5lb bags. Did I dye my yarn? Nope. Did I start new socks? Nope. Did I make up ia new warp? Nope. I did however find out that I won a $100 gift certificate from from Make 1 Yarns. The draw was a part of the Warming Grace campaign. I had actually forgotten about the draw when I received an e-mail stating that I had won! I was shocked. But oh,my my. What beautiful yarns I have to chose from. I also won $5 in the lotto. And after winning Jay's Craft Challenge... I now know that good things do happen in threes.

5 comments:

Diana said...

Congrats on your winnings. I'm not sure if fiddleheads grow in this area. I've never heard of them nor tasted them.

Jay said...

Oh my, congratulations! Can I come over there and rub your tummy for good luck... Yes, good things to happen in threes, so your turn is over and it's my turn now... come on Lotto! Come to daddy!
On a slightly different topic: if you're a monkey then good things happen in trees...

Anonymous said...

DH here. Jackie is a monkey. That's her Chinese horiscope sign. And my sign is a monkey too. So far we have yet to manage it in a tree, but that's an idea for some summer fun. :-)

As for good things coming in threes, I guess that must be why we have four children that resulted from only three pregnancies.

My lovely Jackie said that fiddleheads were the the "unfurled" heads of ferns. I think she means the still coiled up heads of ferns. They are actually ostrich ferns. You can read about them
here.

Mia said...

What the helll???? ::laughing:: share some of that happy winning goodness with the rest of us!

Really though, awesome.. how much fun you're gonna have picking out your yarn.. i can't wait to see!

jackie said...

Thanks for all the congradulations. I am pretty sure that my run of luck is finished for the time being. It has left me and is out there in the universe. If I could control it, I'd send it to you all. As it is.....