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cool mornings and busy week

Tuesday, May 03, 2016      4 comments

Rains ended and was happy that we could eat out under the gazebo on Sunday. The youngest son and family visited our church and then came out and ate lunch with us. I fixed spaghetti and a big salad. I just ate salad and salmon since I'm still on... Read more

rain rain rain

Saturday, April 30, 2016      10 comments

We have had a solid 2 days of rain. We got a total of 8.5inches. Our garden looks good considering the water that went down the hill. We had put landscape timbers at the top and trenched the sides so the water more or less stayed out from washin... Read more

new diet

Friday, April 22, 2016      9 comments

I have somewhat started the new diet. I've cut out the sugars which wasn't to happen for a week or so. But already feel better. I have bought some foods I can eat and need to stock up on some veggies...preferably raw or frozen. I'm supposed to e... Read more

Busy time of the year

Tuesday, April 19, 2016      7 comments

I won't be posting much here as our busy time of the year has started. We are spending more time outside and away from the computer so if I don't post often, you will know why. We have the entire garden planted and may have to replant some ... Read more

Saturday woes!!!

Saturday, April 02, 2016      6 comments

Last year we ordered and planted some European plum trees from a catalog and this year we have peaches on them...NOT plums...a few years ago we ordered walnut trees and they wound up being chestnuts...ugg and we even hate chestnuts and they make... Read more

What a week

Friday, April 01, 2016      6 comments

Sometimes I wonder where the time goes. The pollen allergies have eased a little with rain washing the air out some. I worked in the shop and finally finished all the ceramics and firing and all. I have cleaned up some and boxed up all the left ... Read more

just some photos

Friday, March 25, 2016      8 comments

Hubby and I used to raise chickens for fresh eggs but it got quite expensive to feed them and we wound up giving away most of the eggs even though we eat one almost every morning for breakfast. So we gave our chickens to the middle son and now g... Read more

allergies and penny rugs

Thursday, March 24, 2016      9 comments

I've been suffering my usual spring allergies. Thinking I may need to start allergy shots this summer for next year. It has not been a good year for me so far. Second time to be sick this year and both times sinuses due to allergies. Seems to ge... Read more

weekend is past

Monday, March 21, 2016      6 comments

I rarely get online on the weekends. We just have too much going on then to bother. So thought I would share a few photos of what we have been up to. First I finished the spring table runner in wool applique. It was a pattern in Primitive Quil... Read more

Ceramics and table runner.

Thursday, March 17, 2016      9 comments

I just wanted to show a few things I've been making. Th... Read more

A new day

Tuesday, March 15, 2016      6 comments

Today is a new day. I have decided to really get serious in this diet thing. I'm so so ready. I think what jarred me to my senses is this photo my DIL took of me and my son...Didn't realize my back side looked so bad. Read more

Usual busyness

Monday, March 14, 2016      3 comments

Just staying busy here. Rain is over so looks like we may have to replant our English peas as the got water logged. Lettuce washed but thinned it out about right. Much of our fruit trees are blooming but strangely the asparagus has not come up. ... Read more

Photos of our place

Friday, March 11, 2016      8 comments

Our fruit trees have begun to bloom early this year. I'm really praying we don't get a late frost or freeze. But the weather has been unseasonably warm this year. So I just wanted to share a few photos of spring blooms. Read more

Rain and more rain.

Thursday, March 10, 2016      8 comments

Our state and also the state below us has had major rain and flooding. My SIL's house got 4 inches inside. But where we live we didn't get as much but still had the river to rise. Took a drive about a half mile from the house just to check the r... Read more

Busy busy last week-Saga of the missing cook stove

Monday, March 07, 2016      7 comments

Last week was just too busy for me to come online much to post here. We gathered many things for the homeless family that we got into an apartment. I also spent a few days working in the shop and got one glaze firing done to some ceramics. Weath... Read more


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