Sarah Jane Humke

The life of a traveling, reading, writing, spining and knitting shepherdess.

Those of you that haven’t been reading my blog for a long time may not know that I wasn’t always an Iowan shepherdess.  I actually have a degree in Horticulture from the University of Florida and used to be in charge of a greenhouse outside of Apopka, Florida.  I tell you all of this so …

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Spring is usually busy, but this year is even more so than usual for me.  First up, it was my brand new niece’s baptism last weekend.  I decided to make her a Christening Shawl/blanket for the event.  I then decided that it should really be hand-spun Shetland laceweight.  With wool from Shetland of course!  Well, …

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One of the many things that has been keeping me busy in the past few weeks is the sudden deluge of tomatoes that we’ve had on the farm.  So far, I’ve canned about 25 pints of pasta sauce and 14 pints of salsa.  I also canned about a dozen pints of green beans, but those …

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The past 6 weeks or so have been unbelievably hectic for me.  I am, for all intents and purposes, living in two places.  I feel like I am moving on a weekly basis as I pack-up clothes and kit and go from the apartment to the farm, farm to the apartment.  Between these commutes, I …

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I know that I haven’t been on here very much of late.  A lot of this is due to the aforementioned work + travel.  Some of it is because it is spring and that means GARDENING!!!!  I’ve not been able to have much of a garden for a few years now and I never really …

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Quiet.  That’s not what my life has been lately.  Unfortunately, not a lot of what has been going on with me has been blog-able.  Work has finally kicked into full-gear and truth be told, I don’t feel like I have a lot of time to myself anymore. However, I’ve not forgotten you, my determined blog …

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