Half way through January, and it’s a windy,chilly day here in Ga.
This kind of weather makes quilting a real delight, curling up with the quilt your quilting on is sooo toasty warm.🙂
Sorry I didn’t get a post up and running last update. I was too weary after all the Christmas crew . I totally enjoyed all the grands and the children home,however we are adding up to be quite a crew with 22 mouths to feed for several days.
Update time! Last round I was here…
Now I’m here…
A closer look.
I need to add a Camilla to this post, my bushes are blooming their hearts out.
Then there were some that were in a bouquet ,and just about done gone. They still dressed up an old planter.
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Spring is in full swing here on our little farm,so that means lots of out of doors work,…mowing ,weed whacking ,weed pulling,and mulching. Of course, it also means… sore muscles, blisters on your hands even with gloves on, farmers tan ,and ant bites.
However when it’s all done ,it’s so worth it! Here’s the big flowerbed almost done.
We’ve had a real problem with predators wanting to get the chickens and ducks lately. Sad to say a pair of skunks got into the young ducks,eating three leaving me two😡…
Caroline took care of the hawk that got into the chicken pen…. no one messes with her chickens. She watches out for them even sleeping at the chicken pen gate. Caroline did try to get the skunks ,bless her for trying but the spray was to overwhelming.
I had a few feed sack scraps that I wanted to use up in a wall hanging. I picked out a gray fabric that I had laying around. I liked it when I laid the little feed sack fabrics against it, but somehow when sewing it together… it started to look nothing of what I thought it would.
Then it hit me that black would really pop those blocks out as they all just ran into each other. Here is the finished top, that I’m much happier with.
Three F’s … if I was in school ,I don’t think I would have gone home to Mom. 😳 Today though those three F’s are all positive even if one of those words are failure.
I’ll start with fall first. I know that up north a lot of y’all are having snow and cold temps,here in the south we are just getting through the fall that was surprisingly pretty for the south. I’ll show you then let you decide… just promise not to compare it to the New England States.😀
It is also time for Camellias to start blooming..
The hard frost didn’t kill the Gerber daisies up against the house
Summer time heat has hit us hard ,and earlier then usual,over Memorial Day week end ,it set a new record in Augusta with temperatures at 101*. We decided to go camping to enjoy the water!
I did a little hiking and come across a lonely grave. It was hard to read but with some finger tracing ,I finally figured out what was in graved in the head stone. It read… Willis Craft born July 1809 died March 21 1874 . After doing some google search ,I learned that he was very active in the community of Elberton,Ga. It was his dying wish to be buried out on his farm,which is now a lovely wooded area. His family was buried in Elberton.
Caroline enjoying a little water herself on a hot day!
The lilies haven’t minded the heat.
My guava tree is blooming for the first year.
And we will have Kiwi this fall!
And all the hard work of mowing,weed whacking,and weed pulling pay off!
How old this century plant is ,I don’t know but I do believe it’s getting some age to it . I’m looking forward to it blooming!
And of course there’s time to notice a little toad!
I want to thank each of you who sent their love and sympathy on my last post, if truly meant a lot!
Papa’s death was a shock to all of us as he was a very active 80 year old . Papa’s death was treated as a crime site being a fire was involved,he was burning some trash in a bin when some tar on the outside of the bin caught fire lighting the grass around it. He was trying to move a small trailer away from the fire,when he went down on his knees,coughed than there was no more respondence. A grandson who was there called 911 right away,but till they got there the fire was pretty much out except for the front of papas shirt where he had put the lighter to light the fire in his pocket. Papa was burnt bad enough on the face that there was no viewing of his body, however the undertaker made it possible for the family to view a hand which gave closure to the lot of us.
The autopsy reported was there was no smoke in the lungs , it was stated as a medical heart disease as the clause of death. That ,my friends ,was a real relief to me to know he was gone before the fire ever hit him!
While parting of a loved one is hard,it was wonderful to be loved and have memories of a wonderful father in law.
Then there is freshness of spring to value….
And then the enjoyment of having a sweet tempered Rottweiler around again. Caroline didn’t want her picture taken.😄
The fun of sewing for others….need to finish binding them yet though.
The anticipation of watching this cocoon hatch…
Also valuing the time spent with hubby in a short get away in the blue ridge mountains.
Moments that make precious memories are what make my life full of value.