Tuesday, June 23, 2015

210: Around the Farm

Quite the rural pleasure! Goat-vasion! With sheep, lambs, and kids!

We were Goat-vaded! It was a sheep-sposion as the local grazing herd came down from the Sierra Pelona and roamed across our farm on their way homewards. Goats, sheep, kids, lambs!

Camp CogKnitive Camarillo will be happening again in August! .Aug 21-23, 2015. WE HAVE SPACES! Info and how to sign up are HERE.
1. Call hotel, tell them you are with us, reserve room.
2. Message me that you are coming and use the DONATE link at www.cogknitivepodcast.blogspot.com to send $75.

CFR 7 is coming! Oct 10. 2015!

Sign-ups for people who have attended previously have begun!

If you have never attended before, sign-ups start July 1.
More information here!

KNIT 15 BEARS IN 2015!!! Post a group pic of the 15 bears you've made for Mother Bear Project in 2015 by Dec 31, 2015 on our thread to compete for prizes.

Add yourself to our CogKNITive Listeners Map.

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What's On My Hooks, Needles, and Spindles:

In progress:

Spiral Socks for the Youngest Knitmore. Yarn by Shaggy Bear Farms in Merino + Tussah Silk.

Knitting baby socks on the train. Yarn is Merino-tussah silk by Shaggy Bear Farms.

Mei Mei Socks

The OHM Shawl by Michelle Miller. In time out.

Tardis Tribute Socks: in time out

Knitted Knockers: www.knittedknockers.org. And free patterns abound; try Tit Bits on Knitty for the general idea. An A cup is a 5" diameter. Add one-half inch to increase to each larger size.

Dizzy Blondes: 

No spinning...still spinning mentally about selling a few wheels off...an unhappy attempt at dropspindling some fluff from our late alpaca Summer. The issue of the too-light spindle.

Parenting--the 2 basic components: contentment of the primary caregiver and the contentment of the child in the company of the parent.

Put a Lid On It:

Freeze leftover juices in ice-cube trays and mix in your tall bottle of cold water for a delightful and refreshing treat.

Yogurt is cooling! And brownies also made. A fine farm Saturday!

Making the weekly yogurt.

Fresh bread, yogurt, brownies, and tacos for dinner with organic corn on the cob--it's been a fine kitchen day!

Jasmin's Kale Salad recipe. I replace cabbage with the broccoli slaw mix in a bag from trader Joe's.

Aw Shoot!

The latest races and a bit about running on different surfaces in the heat.

Hot Summer running: Remember:
1. Wear layers to adjust your cooling system. Carry water. Or stash it along your route.
2. Carry ID.
3. Wear reflective clothing. Be seen.
3. Carry water for your running dog or have the dog carry it for himself or herself. At a minimum, water your pal every 3 miles, more as needed.
4. Look for the routes where the breezes blow.
5. Avoid concrete and dark surfaces that are too hot to tolerate as you run.
6. Recognize dehydration and treat it right away.
7. Know when to stop. If you run through a damaging situation, you can lose weeks to months of running. Losing one run to concern may save you from losing much more.
8. Wear polarized sunglasses.
9. Do not hesitate to carry water for yourself, no matter how short a run you take.
RUN SAFE!--always be alert to the fact that you can be attacked.

Something I Really Like:

Cruise control in cars. It's a means of reducing exercise injuries in the legs for me.
Making bread with a bread hook on a KitchenAid mixer.
The Laurel's Kitchen Cookbook (1976).



Our son was mesmerized by the herd in our corrals.

Camp CogKnitive 2015--Aug. 21-23--3 spaces left!

CFR 7 update--Oct 10, 2015--many spaces available!

Blankets hunts rodents in the hay. My beloved ranch partner.

Blankets performs her daily patrol for rodents in the hay. An update on her progress.

The Calendar for 2015:

August: The gathering at Sunnybank in Patterson, NJ  (Aug 13-18) AND
              2015 Camp CogKnitive (Aug 21-23)
Oct. 10: CFR7!
Feb. 18,  2016: Fiji once more!


EstherGrace Gilbert said...

I truly enjoy your podcast. Every day I'm hungry for people who have experiences and perspectives other than mine on psychology. I have been a Clinical Social Worker for 35 years. I can't believe it!
But I've been knitting since before I remember learning how to swim! It's been a wonderful adventure. Recently I'm trying to it a plain she'll of cotton and linen. I'm having trouble but know it will work out somehow. If it doesn't fit the first time, I'm prepared to rip it all out and try again.

Would you talk about what insecure attachment looks like and how we can support those whose earliest experiences were with a caregiver whose attention was elsewhere?

I think I spin at about your level. It's wonderful fun. This year I'm joining the Tour de Fleece for the first time.

Keep on keeping on! You are very much appreciated - from Philadelphia, PA

Gemma said...

Nice to hear from a colleague, Esther Grace! I address your question somewhat in episode 212 upcoming, but I really can't do it justice in this format. You are certainly on the ball in asking--the issue of attachment is at the center of so many problems in therapy and secure attachment has a tremendous impact on a child's ability to progress in a healthy way through the world.

Thanks for the response and for listening!