tuesday--carved pots
Tuesday, January 09, 2018      6 comments

good morning! hallelujah! it's actually sort of warm here! the snow is melting and will continue to do so for a few days. the cold will return, but this is a blessed break from it all. after I do total gym this morning I hope to take ralphi... Read more
thursday in the frozen north
Thursday, January 04, 2018      4 comments

good morning! the temps have moderated a little--it's pretty much bearable to go outside. rob is working from home today and tomorrow--right now he's out shoveling since we are in the midst of another lake effect event. I think we got about 4... Read more
tuesday--2018 is upon us and it's minus 16 degrees outside!
Tuesday, January 02, 2018      5 comments

good morning! as you can see by my header--its freaking cold around here. no trips to the park for ralphie. I venture out to feed and water the chickens and fill the bird feeder and that's about it. the barn with all it's insulation was stil... Read more
low carb Christmas
Wednesday, December 27, 2017      4 comments

hi everybody--hope you all had a wonderful holiday. I was really occupied right beforehand getting a lot of new pottery done--Phyllis had a little event for me in the kitchen store on the Saturday before the holiday, and I was glazing and runni... Read more
thursday--sleepless in walkerton
Thursday, December 14, 2017      8 comments

hi all--hope everybody is well. we are having some sleepless nights around here. dorijane started on thyroid medication, and it can have some profound effects. her main one has been that she awakens about midnight-2 am and is AWAKE. wants he... Read more
thursday--firing the kiln etc
Thursday, December 07, 2017      4 comments

hi all! finally sitting down to blog. my cold is much better--still some residual gunk but I am being diligent about keeping it moving so it's getting better each day. today was just a big frustration in the morning, but it all calmed down la... Read more
Monday, December 04, 2017      6 comments

hi all--it's Monday afternoon and rob and I have been working in the barn. got the floor trim down. the wainscot trim is painted and ready to go up, but I need to get paint for the walls first. I have figured out where my heated clay storage ... Read more
friday--open house recuperation!
Friday, December 01, 2017      4 comments

good morning! well the kitchen store open house is done--happened last Saturday. as always it was a huge undertaking and a great success for Phyllis, despite the chaos that reigned in the food tent. the customers didn't see it--and I spent th... Read more
Tuesday, November 21, 2017      5 comments

good morning. was thinking for awhile it was Monday--this time of year rob has a lot of time off and so my "day clock" gets more messed up than usual. barn work continues--the insulation along the ceiling line is done, and we have just 2 more... Read more
thursday--going dark
Thursday, November 16, 2017      4 comments

good morning! well--as I planned yesterday I "went dark" on the kitchen store open house. I didn't work on it or talk to Phyllis at all. I actually spent more time throwing clay than I ever have. not a great success overall, but I finished t... Read more
wednesday--dorijane update and other stuff
Wednesday, November 15, 2017      2 comments

good morning! dorijane had her monthly visit with the chiro vet. she has been tolerating her new diet and the thyroid medicine well. in fact--as would be expected, the thyroid med. has made her a little more alert and energized, which is nice... Read more
saturday--the self confidence roller coaster
Saturday, November 11, 2017      4 comments

good morning! well the barn roof is as done as it's going to be for this year. Wednesday I got up there and put sealer on the front side--at the end of that I was pretty much "done" crawling around, fighting the tree branches and trying not to... Read more
tuesday--sweeping the roof
Tuesday, November 07, 2017      2 comments

hi! hope everyone is having a good day. yes--I did say sweeping the roof. last night when rob got home I went up on the barn roof with a broom. our barn is under a very very old Norway spruce, and there was a deep layer of needles on one se... Read more
monday--catching up
Monday, November 06, 2017      5 comments

hi! haven't blogged in a few days. let's see--all three brie bakers are done and I have switched back to cylindrical forms now--throwing bottles. I was very pleased I was able to look at a couple pictures and throw forms that were a pretty cl... Read more
Tuesday, October 31, 2017      1 comments

good morning. for some reason I was thinking it was Wednesday. probably because rob usually works from home on Tuesdays, but he went in today. said he will work from here on Friday. got the last brie baker trimmed and handled--tried an ex... Read more

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