Category Archive: Life

2017
12/03

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Life
Schedules

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December 2017 list

The garlic is in the ground!   Yay!

December 2017 list

This looks like a lot, but some of the items are here to remind me to get others to do them – like the hay and the feeders.

  1. Elm Street’s OMG project — bowl cozies

  2. Make HIA project – critter baby items

  3. test quilt due Jan 8

  4. Make sweet pea pods for gifts

  5. Make some Bendy bags

  6. Sell Imagine serger

  7. Sell Ovation serger

  8. Get hay delivered in barn

  9. get sheep registrations sent in

  10. Sell 4 Shetland rams

  11. Sell 3 fleeces

  12. Ready 3 lambing jugs

  13. Put salt tubs up

  14. Build 5 more sheep feeders

  15. Get small house rented

  16. get up to date on EQ lessons

  17. sign up with new gym coach

  18. make  American girl dresses

  19. Bonnie Hunter mystery up to date

  20.  check and replace sheep coats

  21. plant garlic

  22. make sheep chute

  23. mud control in front of lower barn

  24. update accounts

  25. Fill in farm forms for taxes

2017
12/02

Category:
Life

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Today didn’t happen

Today didn’t happen in my book.   Does that happen to you?   You get to the end of the day without ever getting to the things you had planned.

This morning, after breakfast, I had an eye doctor appointment.  We went from there to the bank to get a paper notarized, then to the Office Depot to get 4 copies make and to the post office to get it mailed off.

We got home about 1 and paid the fellow who occasionally washes our windows as he was in the process, fed the ram lambs and DH wanted to eat at Panera’s.  (Does that say something about my cooking?)   We went there and came home in time to feed the sheep.  And it was sundown and time to leave our daily lives for some rest time.

The day is gone and I barely had time to blink.   This is why I need to make lists and work on them all week.

November is also gone and the list I had made;

  1. Continue with gym

  2. Make apple butter   done

  3. Add more quilting to the “Twinkling snowman” quilt to make it hang right and put a hanger in it.   done

  4. Find an execute a HIA (Hatched in Africa) project   done

  5. Take label off Hummingbird quilt and repair binding   done

  6. Finish Sunbonnet Sue #3 quilt for Elm Street’s OMG project   done

  7. Make bowl cozies for gifts     8 done and more started

  8. Make 4 American girl dress

  9. Make sweet pea pods for gifts  6 done and more started

  10. Make some Bendy bags

  11. Sell Imagine serger

  12. Sell Ovation serger

  13. Get hay delivered in barn

  14. Sell 6 Shetland rams

  15. Ready 3-4 lambing jugs

  16. Put salt tubs up

  17. Build winter sheep feeders    one of 5 done and works

  18. Find 3 recipes for Thanksgiving dinner   done

  19. Clean and rent the house next door   all cleaned now to run ads

  20. There may be from 10-20 items that get squeezed in here

6 out of 20 is better than nothing and there were 4 other projects that I made headway on.  I’m happy with that for the month.   I will continue with the list during December and add OMG and  HIA projects.   I calculated my yardage used this year and have used 111 yards of fabric.   Since I only used a third of  my goal, I think that should add 2 more years to my life span to get a chance to use the rest of it, don’t you?

2017
11/30

Category:
farming
Life
machine embroidery

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HIA challenge and a feeder

These were my HIA challenge (Hatched in Africa).   We use one of their designs monthly.   These are their “velvet birds set 3”  It’s not seen on the photos but after embroidered, one cuts some of the threads so they pop up like velvet.   They are really cute.

This 8 foot feeder is perfect to feed 6 sheep with much less waste.   They don’t like to eat food they’ve been trampling any more than we do.   This allows them to keep it for food instead of bedding.  I was so happy to get this made and will have more done soon.

These snow people look so happy hanging for the holidays and twinkling away.’

 

2017
11/29

Category:
farming
Life
quilts

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She’s finished!

She’s finished and I’m very happy with how this one turned out.  My sister did all the little Sunbonnets and I put them together and quilted them.  I have not yet labeled it, but that is in its future.   I’m linking up to Elm’s street One monthly goal.

After this I went to the barn for a good workout.

2017
11/23

Category:
Life

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Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving.

Our prayer is that you enjoy the company of loved ones near and far – knowing some may be by phone.

Our blessings have been too many to count this year.

We have a marvelous caring family and you, our friends.   We think of you often which at times gives us the energy to keep going.

We have freedoms, a roof over our heads, and warmth in our homes.

We have the enjoyment of pets and other animals, along with the luxury of being able to care for them.

We are daily thankful for the dirty dishes, dirty stalls, and messy house.  It means we have them.  And we’re thankful for the ability to clean them.  Each are blessings.

But most of all we are thankful for a Heavenly Father who has the hairs on our head numbered as well as wants the best for us.  He holds us when we waver and are weak.   He still holds our hands even when we don’t realize we need Him.  We pray we will honor Him in our words and actions.

We pray this next year will be one of Blessings for you and your loved ones.

 

2017
11/21

Category:
farming
food
Life

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applesauce and barn work

Today, I finished processing the first 60 of 100 pounds of apples.     This afternoon, I did rearranging in the barn to get ready for a load of hay, which is supposed to be delivered in the morning.   This is not too exciting for most of you.  However, having enough hay to get through the winter will be exciting for me.

2017
11/20

Category:
farming
Life
Sewing

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Applesauce, raisins and darts

All the 40 of these have the darts cut now and are sitting at the machine ready to sew.40# of apples are now applesauce with another 60# in the wings.  I’d like to finish before Thanksgiving, but that won’t happen.

The crockpot is full as DH really enjoys the apple butter and that’s what much of this applesauce will become.And then the raisins!  I have had my dehydrators about 35 years and they have been very busy during those years.   One quit heating and the other got way to hot, so I now need to replace both of the heaters.   However the company has gone out of business, so I’m looking at other options.

For your enjoyment:  There are times the hay ends up on  someone’s back because they move just as I toss it.   As you can see, the one on top really didn’t care where the hay was as long as it was accessible.   She was quite willing to jump up on a back.

2017
11/19

Category:
food
Life
Sewing

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Sewing with Mary

The morning started with a trip to the grocery.   We use a lot of bananas in this house and we were out.

After lunch Mary came over and we had a great time choosing fabrics for these bowl cozies

I think we have enough 10″ squares cut now.  We need one for the top and another for the bottom of the bowl.   And we sewed a piece of the batting to each square.

Next time, I will cut the darts out and sew them closed.

Another 6 little (Lazy Girl pattern) Sweetpea pods are now in the gift basket.  Little by little, we get the sewing done.

This fellow wanted to show you the latest style in garlands.

And here you can see what I saw this morning.   The moles have invaded the pasture

2017
11/17

Category:
Garden
Life

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A birthday and Friday

It’s Friday already and I am a bit  much behind this week.   We are already past the middle of the month and I have not achieved much on my list.  And my house keeping skills are now in question.  Maybe Sunday, I can visit the sewing studio again.

The hoop house is now watered and the Swiss Chard has been picked.  Next week I’ll pick the parsley and the kale.  Since the weather is staying mild, foods are still growing.

 We did get 3 loads of laundry done and the floors are swept and mopped.   The animals are fed.  Sabbath has come and the rest will wait.

We are truly blessed that we even have a house to be concerned about when there are so many without.  In addition, our children have blessed us with their extra caring and company throughout this past week.  We realize once again how important our loved ones are.    Hug yours often.

We had a wonderful time at the birthday party at Paneras. – Of course, I was having such a good time that I forgot to take photos.   But the ladies all loved the bowl cozies and the zucchini relish that I tucked inside.  And we had a good visit.   We only get to see each other annually, so have a lot of catching up to do.

Shabbat Shalom to each of you.

 

 

2017
11/16

Category:
Life
Sewing

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Home again, Hurray! and Felici

 

Thank you for your prayers and thoughts.  We appreciated them.

This machine records echocardiograms.  It is fascinating to watch the heart as it pumps.  No problem with DH’s heart.   And truthfully I’m not sure what we are going to do differently.  He is back to normal now and the doctor said with exercise, the body will create new pathways to take the place of those that were blocked.  That leaves me not knowing how to try to prevent this in the future or when to know if there is trouble.

So what does one do when needing to relax?  Obviously, go to the sewing studio and sew.   There is a luncheon we are invited to tomorrow and the 4 ladies involved in the company will be there.  So I thought perhaps they would each like a pair of bowl cozies.   (https://craftwarehouse.com/sew-this-soup-bowl-cozy-free-pattern)  They are now ready to wrap.   It helped a lot that they were all cut out.

PS> Knitpicks has the Felici yarn back