Spring Colors

Another snow storm looms but spring will come. Experimenting with new shapes, colors and a hint of white gold luster this season!



Freshen up your space with our cheerful planters. Available on Amazon Handmade and Etsy.

The leaves are disappearing and the colors turning golden and brown as we await the blanket of snow that hopefully will come for the snow lovers this year.

An inspiring walk outdoors.

New pieces in the works and a new clay on the wheel.

Even though it was a gloomy day here the colors still popped. A perfect afternoon for a walk. Check out the new outdoors movies on our YouTube channel. There were some crazy birds overhead this morning.

Chicks Rock, Spring is in the Air

springworkblogUpdate from Bale and Twine studios; new baby chicks hanging out in the pottery studio, new Spring Suds soap available on Etsy, nature in my ceramics; new additions to my printable shop Printable Nature and new DIY kits on my new craft shop Craft Adorned

Follow along us on Instagram and see our new chick video. Spring is in the air.

taking back your garden…

garden at bale and twineHad a break in the sunny weather this weekend and decided to tackle the garden and the WEEDS! Much easier to weed when the soil is damp and the air is cool. It is the much dreaded task of spring before planting. We try to do as much as we can in fall to prep but there is always work to do come spring. gardening baleandtwineAs you can see we had some supervisors, one layabout, one weed controller and three bystanders. floral baleandtwineThis year we are trying out grass clippings as mulch to keep the weeds down. So we raked and raked and raked. Then we went out into the field and looked like real city folk by raking some more. It felt a bit odd. fieldgrass baleandtwineWho cares, as long as it works, even just a bit. Weeds are not fun come summer when it is hot and buggy out. flocks baleandtwinecrabapple baleandtwinecrabaWhen the sun did shine through it was a delight and made everything sparkle. All in all a good outdoor working weekend. Now we are ready to plant! Oh yeah, and rest our achy muscles:-)

Happy Snowy 2013!

Wishing you all the Happiest of New Years! Many thanks to everyone who has supported Bale and Twine this year! I was able to donate to the Red Cross and the Comfort Dogs this Holiday Season with your help. A percentage of every sale at Bale and Twine is donated! We have snow again today up here so walking the dogs requires skis sometimes:-) We have a guest dog staying with us and he has figured out how to catch a ride on the back of the skis:-) catchingrideBTdogsnowBTSNOWdog2BTBTsnowburrThe last photo is of a burr covered in snow- so funny because it looks so soft and cute.

dogs love snow…

Happy dogs in the snow
Happy dogs in the snow

We finally had a sprinkling of snow the other morning and two very happy dogs:-) The two of them gobbled up the snow in delight.

morning walk with movie

I love how pretty the frost looks on the tiny leaves in the early morning, it is like a miniature world to explore. Around the garden things are waking up, the lilacs buds are starting to show, the tulips and the azalea are getting ready to burst open.

*movie time* Here are the dogs joining me for a sniffy morning walk (they are all nose to the ground), listen to the birds chatting in the background too… enjoy! You can view it at: walk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tu3dnigjZdE

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