Farm News

How can it be Thursday again?  We are so consumed with getting ready for the Country Living Fair in Columbus, Ohio that I forget I have other obligations.  If you read the blog, you’ll know I had a busy weekend when Eric and Nikki visited from Greenbush, MN.

Sally, Susannah’s twin, is not any better and yet I simply cannot determine what the issue really is.  She isn’t eating grain or hay so I tried some whole wheat bread this morning.  She is getting weaker – I saw her stumble when another goat butted the fence so I know she cannot go back with the others.

I’m expecting a nest of guinea eggs to hatch soon and because they are such notoriously bad mothers, I will catch as many as I can and raise them in the barn.  I suppose that will happen next week while I’m gone, too.  Oh, my poor pet sitters.

We finished the Tessie quilt and it is wonderful!  We are going to cut a Starter Pack for this quilt which will sell for $53.95.  It will have a selection of darks and lights to get you started and no pattern will be included in this pack because we have already sold a number of patterns which we would not want to duplicate.  So don’t forget to order the pattern separately if you don’t already have it.

Here’s another jelly roll quilt I recently finished using a Villa Rosa pattern called “The Lady”.  The jelly roll is Sweet Serenade by Basic Grey which sells for $39.00.  I used aged muslin for the 1-1/2 yds. background and binding.

And here is my next project – a panel with coordinates from the line Always Blooming by P&B.  I can’t wait to hang this in my porch next year – it’s a summery blend of pinks, roses, oranges, greens, aqua/turquoise, citrine, and brown – I love it!  I’m just working on it now so I will show you the finished quilt when I return from Ohio.

My ankles are covered with chigger bites and I am miserably scratching away – very annoying!

I’ll be writing the Farm News from Ohio next week as well as the blog.  Can’t wait to go shopping – this year I want a beautiful fall wreath for my front door.  Fun!

Connie helped me move this cupboard into my living room porch this week.  Slowly but surely it’s coming together.


A senior citizen said to his eighty-year old buddy:

‘So I hear you’re getting married?’


‘Do I know her?’


‘This woman, is she good looking?’

‘Not really.’

‘Is she a good cook?’

‘Naw, she can’t cook too well.’

‘Does she have lots of money?’

‘Nope! Poor as a church mouse.’

‘Well, then, is she good in bed?’

‘I don’t know.’

‘Why in the world do you want to marry her then?’

‘Because she can still drive!’

7 thoughts on “Farm News

  1. moe

    Mary, as always your writings are wonderful. I feel like I just had a chat with a long time friend. Love love love the new quilts! The chest is lovely, and I like how it’s partially in front of a quilt, looks like a magazine cover! Have fun with that panel, can’t wait to see what you do with it! I hope little Sally will feel better soon, keep us posted.

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Thanks, Moe! Vet came yesterday and treated Sally – here’s hoping her appetite returns. Give PD a pet from me!


    try soaking the bread in honey and cream…i had a lamb that quit eating and i tried that. she ate it ok until the vet coiuld get out to look her over. the honey and cream mix seemed to tweek her taste buds. just an idea

    1. CountryThreads Post author

      Thank you — vet is coming today. She is so weak from not eating, I am very worried. Vet thinks maybe its a parasite and worming will bring her back.

  3. anita fetzer

    will see you on the 14th in Columbus Can’t wait to see what goodies you are bringing….Safe trip…

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