A Quick Note

I neglected to add that we both have ice grippers and we use grit instead of any type of ice melt. I promise to be careful outside! Here’s a picture of beauty this morning to start your day – have a good one!

26 thoughts on “A Quick Note

  1. Marsha T

    Beautiful! You sure do have a talented green thumb. Thanks for sharing all your many
    gifts and inspirating us all.

  2. Sue in Oregon

    Ahhh…A lovely orchid. And look how many blooms it has.
    So glad to hear you have….and wear…..those ice gripper things.

  3. Teresa

    When you say you use grit instead of ice melt -do you mean the type of grit you would have for chickens

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Teresa – yes, it can be like chicken grit or with the ice melt you will probably find a similar product. Even clay kitty litter works. We also have a local business who will come to the farm with a sand spreader for the whole yard.

  4. Launa

    Good Morning Mary,
    Such a lovely, full of blooms orchid. Thanks for sharing on this sunny, CHILLY, 16 degree morning in Idaho. No new snow last night!

  5. Martha Engstler

    Fabulous blooms like these make efforts worth while. Your plants love you which helps.

  6. Noël from KY

    ! I commented on your previous post before reading this one! Glad you have ice grippers.

    You know how sometimes you see something and then you remember you had a dream? Seeing your orchid reminds me I dreamed we had just bought a house and discovered a hidden door in the basement which led to a huge room with grow lights in it. I was overjoyed! I must have read your blog before bed. 🙂

  7. Connie Heffner

    Didn’t get a chance to read your blog yesterday so today went back and I love the big pictures. They are so clear and easy to see everything. I hope you keep them that way.
    Love reading your blog.

    Connie from Ohio

  8. Jane Plourde

    Looking at your email you say you use ice grippers for waking on ice.
    What or where can I get some. Do you have a name of the product.
    I can not walk on ice. I have had hip replacement and I’m scared to
    death to fall and I did this morning on ice so it makes me more nervous
    than ever.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Jane Plourde – Yak Trax is one brand but you could probably find them at Target or Walmart or an athletic store maybe? I even bought a pair at the thrift store.

  9. ChristieB

    I have one orchid – about a month and a half ago, my 2 1/2 year old grandson came walking into the kitchen carrying my orchid – without the pot, just the plant. I tried to repot it. And guess what!?! It is sending up a new stem. It had been dormant after the last blooms.. I guess it needed a wake up! hope the grandson doesn’t do that too often though!

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Christie B – orchids need repotting every now and then – the roots start growing out the top of the plant! I know it’s telling me to repot – your grandson just got the message before you – haha! Glad it’s going to bloom for you!

  10. Felicia Hamlin

    What a beautiful orchid, Mary! I have two that are getting ready to bloom and I am tickled. This summer I read that they like eastern exposure and I placed there, it also said not to give them ice cubes. I always questioned that, but since those were the instructions I did it anyway. Thank you for sharing those lovely flowers.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Felicia – I don’t like the ice cube directions either. I never use them. Room temperature water is strict moderation is my rule.

  11. Colleen

    Your winter wonderland is so beautiful as is your orchid.
    Reed and Hazel in your last couple of posts great love to see them oh the goats yes the goats too
    You could post just pictures of Reed and the animals if you are ever at a loss for words

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Colleen – I will keep that advice in mind – although I’m not often at a loss for words – hahaha!

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