It’s been a devastating two weeks – losing half of my chickens to a predator has made my life a living hell. Yesterday morning as I was sitting in the porch I suddenly heard the robins and blue jays sounding the alarm. I rushed out to find this pile of feathers from what had been one of my favorite gray hens. I cried.
There is nothing I can do except keep them locked up in the barn and I just hate to do that. This is not a flock of identical chickens – I know them personally and many have names. I count the number of chickens in the barn every night and pray that tonight the number will be the same as last night.
Even though the chickens are on my mind 24/7 there are other tidbits to talk about – like Connie’s gorgeous counted cross stitch that just came back to her framed. I love it so much but can’t do it.
For the first time in many years my morning glories are blooming!
I rarely buy panels but I loved this farm scene which I quilted and then faced the edge rather than add binding. Go online to watch the video of how to do it if you’re interested.
Look at this eclectic group of pictures upstairs!
I’m working on the blue version of Hayseed.
So many quilts I want to make!!! I will make a separate post of quilts from the fair – they inspire me. Fall is in the air and I’m digging out the fall quilts to hang – I’ll post when finished.
Peggy asked for eggs in the oven directions. Spray muffin tins liberally, crack one egg into each cup. Bake in 400 degree oven for 7-12 minutes or until egg has cooked to a solid. Cool and treat your dog!
It’s very cool and breezy in North Iowa today – we finally got 2.5” of rain and now everything will green up again and I can happily mow the lawn. I’m so glad the cookbook saga is over – the next time I find a box of anything, it’s going to the landfill. Haha!