::Tangents is the collection spot for the things we're thinking about, obsessively researching, and doing at home and on the web.

Katie's Tangents

 I'm still looking for signs of Spring and I found more proof this week.

I'm celebrating the deep-litter chicken run system as I hauled 15 (!) wheelbarrow loads of compost from my chicken's run to my garden beds today. It was so balmy and lovely today, if I had pea seeds I would have stuck a few in the ground. 

Lots of Asian dumpling-making has been happening over here, and I made steamed bao for the first time on Friday. They were amazing and my only regret is that I don't have any leftovers. 


Laura's Tangents

I've spent many hours over the last few weekends mowing our 1 1/2 acre front meadow-we let it grow tall, and mow it just once a year. As spring approaches the dead stalks from last year-many taller than me-need to make way for fresh growth. (We've borrowed a tractor in the past, but I used a push mower!) 

This felt like a nearly impossible job when I started it-but now it is done!

I started another baby quilt-it was inspired by the streak of lightning quilt in Denyse Schmidt's new book. The thought of cutting out all those triangles gave me pause. I found this genius tutorial for making half square triangle units-it works amazingly well. 

Troughs of micro greens growing on the living room floor in our tiny house-also prime playing space-led to this: