Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens – Episode #12

Show Notes From Episode 12

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  • Giveaway winner announced! for Coolidge Red and Sliding Rock yarns!
    Go check out the giveaway thread for some amazing history posts!
  • Finished Objects

– Amigas Tank by Dami Hunter of Magpie Fibers in Magpie Fibers Solstice yarn

  • WIPS

– Working on a personal pattern

Shard by Romi Hill in Another Crafty Girl’s Strong Sock yarn “Triangle Lover’s Club”

Moder Dy by Kate Davies in Fern Fiber’s Alpaca yarns

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Aquisition – Picknick and children’s books for learning Swedish

**Summer Berry Special Tea**
30g blueberries (dried)
10g Hibiscus Flower (dried)
10g Rosehips (cut and sifted)
10g Strawberry Leaf (dried)
10g Orange Peel (dried)

Makes 70g or 2.5 ounces of tea. Pour boiling water over 2 tsp. of tea and let steep for 5 – 7 minutes. Strain. Sweeten if desired, and enjoy!

This gorgeous red tea is a tangy delight, high in antioxidants. It’s a fabulous iced tea on a hot summer day! Or pour it into your ice trays to make cubes for your water.

You can find a good practitioner through AHG American Herbalists Guild

Places to buy herbs:
Mountain Rose Herbs
Starwest-Botanicals

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Ninja Chickens – Episode #11

Show Notes From Episode 11

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  • Tea from the Garden
  • Finished Objects

– Vanilla socks with garter st. german short row heel with Knitting Expats mini heel flap in Opal Happy Mit Silbereffekt ‘Sweet Spicy/9092’

– Second Steekalong sweater – Buttons from Remembrances Pottery

  • WIPS

Amigas Tank by Dami Hunter of Magpie Fibers in Magpie Fibers Solstice yarn

  • Join our Steekalong!
  • Dyeing-  Indigo dyeing with moon phase resists
  • Spinning- Finished 80 yards of the ?Dorper fleece and washed the Camel fiber

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Tour of Biltmore Industries Handwoven Handspun museum and dye house

Giveaway! – for Coolidge Red and Sliding Rock yarns!  See Ravelry group for details

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens – Episode #10

Show Notes From Episode 10

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  • Finished Objects

Scrollwork Hat by Irina Dmitrieva in Fern Fiber yarn

  • WIPS

– Vanilla socks

– Second Steekalong sweater with YOTH yarns

  • Aquisitions-

Fibreshare swap with RockPaperBrushes

– Hand carved Barn Owl Nostepinne by The Fox and The Sheep

– Moon Phases resists for the indigo vat

– Crochet Octopus by Evelyn of The Thistle Hollow Podcast

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

Maryland Sheep and Wool Festival

– Copperheads

Pradodelana farm visit

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens – Episode #9

Show Notes From Episode 9

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Fiber related

Goat Yoga at Franny’s Farm!!!

  • Finished Objects

– Grand Central Socks by Mina Philipp/KnittingExpat in Casual Fashion Queen

Picos De Europa hat by Verena Cohrs in Freehand Fiber Madder dyed yarn

– First of my Second Hand Steekalong sweaters is done

 

  • WIPS

Scrollwork Hat by Irina Dmitrieva in Fern Fiber yarn

– Kennedy Wrap by Lynda Rossetti – Frogged

  • Aquisitions-

Plants are Magic, Volume 1 by Rebecca Desnos

– Painting by Giada Rose of RoseWitchery

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Class with Alana Dakos at the Black Mountain Yarn Shop

– Anniversary happenings

– Plantings around the garden and new bees!

– Maryland Sheep and Wool is next weekend!

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens – Episode #8

Show Notes From Episode 8

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Fiber related

  • Finished Objects

– Test knit in Fern Fiber and Ginger Twist Studios yarns

Cable Swaddler by Tiara Shanafelt

  • WIPS

– Grand Central Socks by Mina Philipp/KnittingExpat in Casual Fashion Queen

Kennedy Wrap by Lynda Rossetti

  • Dyeing-

– The Wild Dyery natural dyeing course – final shibori piece

  • Spinning – 

– Not dorper fleece, but lovely still!

  • Aquisitions-

Dyenamixx yarn from @heybrownberry
-Latvian Yarn from @bmandarines

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Visited Rusted Earth Farm to the the Navajo-Churro lambs 

– Toured King’s Farm to see the white and black buffalo, yak, elk, Watusi, and camel!

– Plantings around the garden

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Ninja Chickens – Episode #7

Show Notes From Episode 7

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Fiber related

  • Finished Objects

Riddari by Vedis Jonsdottir in Lettlopi

  • WIPS

– Grand Central Socks by Mina Philipp/KnittingExpat in Casual Fashion Queen

  • Dyeing-

– The Wild Dyery natural dyeing course

– Fern Fiber Trunk Show

  • Aquisitions-

-Naturally dyed Buckalooview sachet and Shetland Oo magazine
BOAT Faroe Islands edition magazine

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Pysanky egg dyeing

– Recipe

“Coffee” Tea

2 parts Roasted Chicory Root
1 part Roasted Dandelion Root

Mix herbs well. Use 1 tsp of herbs in 1 cup boiling water. Steep 10 minutes. Strain out herbs. Sweeten and add cream if desired.

This is a nice ‘coffee’ flavored tea.

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Heat on the stove… hot, but not boiling.  Serve in a nice big mug and drink up!

To find an Herbalist: AHG or American Herbalists Guild 

Places to buy herbs:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Starwest-Botanicals

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens – Episode #6

Show Notes From Episode 6

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Talked about our bees

Fiber related

  • Finished Objects

– Verur (Minecraft) by Vedis Jonsdottir in Lettlopi

– How I steeked my Haust Cardigan

  • WIPS

Riddari by Vedis Jonsdottir in Lettlopi

– Grand Central Socks by Mina Philipp/KnittingExpat in Casual Fashion Queen

  • Dyeing-

– The Wild Dyery natural dyeing course

– New colors for Fern Fiber Trunk Show

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Handstand class

– Book Club – last month was The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman, this month will be SEKRET by Lindsay Smith.

– Recipe

Turmeric Golden Milk

  • 1 can coconut milk (full fat)
  • 1 cup Almond milk (unsweetened)
  • 1 1/2 tsp Tumeric root powder, or 2 Tbsp. fresh Turmeric root, grated
  • 1/2 tsp Ginger root powder, or 1 tsp fresh ginger root, grated
  • 1/4 tsp. Licorice root powder
  • 1/4 tsp. Cinnamon powder
  • Sweetened to taste

Blend all ingredients in a blender.  Heat on the stove… hot, but not boiling.  Serve in a nice big mug and drink up!

To find an Herbalist: AHG or American Herbalists Guild 

Places to buy herbs:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Starwest-Botanicals

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens Podcast – Episode #5

Show Notes From Episode 5

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Fiber related

  • WIPS

Riddari by Vedis Jonsdottir

  • Finished Objects

Haust Cardigan by Dora Stephensen

  • Giveaway Winner!  The New York Sock Collection by Mina Phillip, skein of yarn by Color Me Happy, and Herbal Tea!! –

Sock collection and yarn – (entry #10) Arletha – craftystockinette on Rav “Having dinner by candle light with my hubby.”

Teas – Robin – (entry #25) knittermama7 on Rav, “I just try to be extra mindful on valentine’s day. We also splurge on special chocolate to eat and nice oils to use together”

and (entry #80) LaTaMa (finland) on Rav. “Valentine’s day is mostly about friendship in Finland (it is even called ‘friend’s day) and I’m not generally a romantic person but the nicest memories involve weaving friendship bracelets to friends as a child.”

  • Spinning

– Fiber Jo coil spin

  • Acquisitions

Rock and String yarns

  • What Fiber Festivals will you be attending this year??

Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– Meet Oreo and Maxine 

– Recipe

Rose Hip Jam

Fill jar 1/4 full of cut, sifted & deseeded rose hips.

Cover with apple juice to 3/4 full.

Let sit 4 hours to overnight. May be blended for smoother texture. Refrigerate.

To find an Herbalist: AHG or American Herbalists Guild 

Places to buy herbs:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Starwest-Botanicals

Ninja Chickens Podcast

Ninja Chickens Podcast – Episode #4

Show Notes From Episode 4

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Fiber related

  • WIPS

Haust Cardigan by Dora Stephensen

Project bags mentioned:

– The Fat Squirrel 

  • Finished Objects

Ninilchik Swoncho by Caitlin Hunter/BoylandKnitWorks, yarn by The Farmer’s Daughter Fibers

Shine Mitts by Pia Kammeborn

Cat mittens by Jorid Linvik

  • Giveaway!! – The New York Sock Collection by Mina Phillip, skein of yarn by Color Me Happy, and Herbal Tea!! – See the Ninja Cickens Ravelry Group to enter.
  • Natural Dyeing – New colors in the works for the Fern Fiber Trunk show at the Black Mountain Yarn shop on March 25th!
  • Acquisitions

A Second Treasury of Knitting Patterns by Barbara G. Walker

The Year of Living Danishly by Helen Russell

Adventures in Yarn Farming by Barbara Parry

– Knitting themed t-shirts

  • Yarn Related goodness that have drawn my attention – 

    Pichinku yarns – Peruvian yarn, naturally dyed, kickstarter  

    Making Stories – WOODS book European grown and dyed yarns, patterns, interviews, tutorials and more, Indi-gogo crowd funding campaign 

 Homesteading/Homeschooling/Chit Chat

– My birthday!  Woohoo 43!!  And I dyed my hair!

Brains On! Kids Science Podcast

– Chicken eggs of all colors and sizes!

To find an Herbalist: AHG or American Herbalists Guild 

Places to buy herbs:

Mountain Rose Herbs

Starwest-Botanicals

Valentine Tea

4 parts Spearmint

4 parts Holy Basil/Tulsi

3 partsHawthorne Berry

3 parts Rose Hips

2 parts Rose Petals

1 part Cornflower

1 part Ginger

(optional) – 1 part Damiana

(example: 1 part = 5 grams)

Pour 1 cup of boiling water over 2 tsp. of tea and let steep 10 minutes.  Add sweetener and cream if desired and drink up!

A bit about Damiana – Damiana, also known by its scientific names of Turnera diffusa and Turnera aphrodisiaca, is a small shrub native to Mexico and South America.  It has a warm, slightly spicy flavor.  Though Damiana has a long history of use in traditional medicine, one use that stands out is as an aphrodisiac.  Historically, the Aztec and Mayan people drank damiana prior to love-making.  (I’d just like to take a moment here to thank them for bringing us both Damiana and chocolate!!)  Though its specific actions are unknown, it is thought that Damiana may increase blood flow to reproductive areas.  Damiana is also known to help decrease stress while enlivening the senses.  Decreasing stress could definitely help increase the libido!

Because of its stimulating effects on the reproductive system, it is not recommended that pregnant women use Damiana.