I’m trying to decide which way I like these boxes the best. That might make a difference in how I quilt it. I’m also wondering if I want to hand quilt or machine quilt. The finished quilt will be 29 x 33 – a nice sized wall hanging. Decisions, decisions. HELP – suggestions very welcome.
I had several boxes of potatoes that were in storage just as they came out of the garden. It was time to go size sort them and put most of them out in the garage now that it is cool enough. Yes, we have been eating them – mostly the very large ones however.
This is about 50# that will stay in as we will eat them fairly fast. I took another 150# out to the garage.
No, none will carved as they are destined for the table in one form or another. But don’t they look pretty. I love this color. The garden was bountiful this year so I’m able to share.
We have new neighbors and this is what their cat thinks of the idea of moving. It’s just as well she likes staying inside as their are cat eating coyotes all around us. Cats have to be smart to survive.
Today’s blessing #5 Flowers with fragrance and with a riot of color. The roses are still blooming and this one has a lovely fragrance, though because it was planted by someone else, I don’t know it’s name. The Dahlias are completing with the red blueberries leaves that have their autumn color, the green grapes and the lavender.
Blessing #4: Mary and her grandson came over for a short visit. Tristan is 10 months now and enjoyed seeing the sheep and dogs.
Blessing #3: 2/3rd of the garden is now covered with straw. We need another beautiful day to get finished, but the bulk is done.
Blessing #2: 3 tons of fresh hay in the barn for this winter. I love the smell of hay and I am so thrilled to be able to get it into this barn this year. It brings back so very many good memories.
Blessing #1: Sheep to feed. Yes, I love the sheep as well, even when they are having trouble obeying.
These are a few of the many blessings that I am enjoying today. Plus, the Sabbath is starting, so a whole day of rest is ours. I pray that each one of you is likewise blessed.
At long last, this table runner, Gift wrapped, saw some action today. It has been quilted and will have to wait for the binding. My aim is to have it finished is December.
The carpet has now been purchased and will be installed Monday, October 31st. It is the last of the interior parts that I need to get done. We will wait for at least a half week of dry weather before we can get the outside of the house painted. It would be so helpful to me if the candy and other snacks were not placed right where I have to wait to be checked out. It is no wonder the citizens of this country and getting wider and wider.
Mock Croc socks – a Knit Picks pattern by Susan Lawrence, has been started. Actually, they were cast on two weeks ago. But life has been very busy around here and I haven’t worked on them much – just a row here and there. No, they will not be done by the end of the month. There are just too many projects calling my name. I chose this pattern because it looks like both the pattern and the changing colors will work well together and it won’t be another plain pattern which does get boring.
In addition to two rows today, there was a doctor’s appointment and then filling the car again for a run to the dump. We thought they closed at 5, in fact it is 4.30. We were the last car in and I am so glad that stinky stuff doesn’t have to sit in the car until Sunday. The “car” is an older station wagon that we keep as a “farm wagon”. The poor thing hauls very thing from animals, to animal feed, to garbage and still maintains a good attitude. When ” old faithful” finally gives up, it will have earned a celebration of life. After that run, it will take the recycling to the recycle place.
Have a blessed Sabbath and safe weekend.
Tomatoes are having a bit of confusion this year. It often freezes around October 15, but look at all those new sprouts – they are volunteer tomatoes. Of course, eventually, we will get a freeze and they will all go down, but what a strange time to be sprouting.
This is the kale we planted last spring. It has been giving all summer and still going strong. We have planted new kale, but I’ll show that after it has been thinned out some. I’ve not kept up with the garden or much of anything lately like I would have liked to. But we did get all the hazardous waste – paint, chemicals, etc. in the trunk of one car to get it to the proper place on Sunday. We filled the trunk, so will be using the other car until it is emptied and aired out.
These are the “new lambs on the block”. These brown ones, Zoe and Zola, were born April 14 and have just arrived. It’s fun to watch how quickly they realize they are in with other lambs and warm right up to each other and still they are closer to their siblings when they come together.
Here is another photo of all 5 of the ewe lambs so far. 3 more are expected next week. Then we’ll sit tight for the winter and let them grow up. The brother to the little black one on the left is in another pen with a ewe. Just can’t take a chance.