Greetings from the farm!
It is an exciting week as I prepare to celebrate another year around the sun and launch my small batch of rare, heritage breed farm wool this weekend.
This year, I will launch it exclusively via my website, before sharing it more widely on social media.
I am also very pleased to have the possibility to offer 50 gram skeins of the natural, light gray wool in collaboration with my local co-op of shepherds. This offering is in addition to my own specially designed, 100 gram skeins of natural, dark gray, Yellow Year small batch colourway.
Both batches of wool have been milled traditionally at the Selbu Spinneri and together offer the historic wool colours found within the original Selbuvotter from 1857.
Look for that launch November 6th.
These photos are only samples of the Grå Trønder wool from the Selbu mill as an example of the natural colours - light and dark gray.
A sharing from the farm….
Late autumn has arrived here on the farm and with it shorter, darker days.
People always ask me how I manage this long, dark period - and, it is true, it can be challenging.
What I find is most important this time of year, is to keep wellness and self-care in focus.
Keeping up with my knitting bag book daily ritual, but also mindful to maintain my energy level, focusing on eating well, short intervals of movement and getting lots of fresh air outside. Negative ions make such a huge difference this time of year.
So, as the season progresses, I thought I would share some of my own wellness routines and recipes with you.
I hope some of you will find them delicious and supportive of your own self-care routine.
Last week, in anticipation of the time change, I transitioned my summer green smoothie recipe, to the recipe I blend at this time of year.
It is full of the vitamins and the micronutrients that are needed to maintain energy and motivation throughout the day. One must really increase the Vitamin D intake and the Omega 3s, and I like to take them in naturally, through a whole food, plant based approach.
Give this smoothie a try!
Late Autumn/Winter Green Smoothie Recipe
Combine all ingredients using a high-speed blender – blend and enjoy!
½ frozen banana
½ cup frozen pineapple or mango (I use a combo of both)
1 tbsp raw coconut flakes
2 tbsp chia seeds
2 tbsp flax seeds
1 tbsp peanut butter (I make mine homemade, no additives)
2 tbsp hemp seeds
100 grams of baby spinach
pinch of sea salt
½ cup of oat milk or your favourite plant based milk (I make my oat milk homemade, no additives)
Weekends this time of year, we seem to have more time to make a special Sunday brunch and enjoy a long, lazy morning.
Keeping in mind eating well, I have perfected my plant based pancake recipe!
Sunday Farm Pancakes – serve with a fruit or berry compote. We are currently enjoying these with our homemade applesauce, apple butter and a dash of cinnamon.