Reed came over yesterday and we worked all day on his 4-H project sheets.
He is taking his quilt, his pillow made from a man’s shirt, his chickens and he is entering his succulent planter in the Open Plant and Flower Show. Tomorrow morning he, Nolan and Myra will be taking all the 4-H projects for judging except the chickens, Alta, Edna and Eunice. They will go tomorrow evening and he will show them on Wednesday morning. All this week the blog posts will be reporting from the fair.
The questions on the project sheets were thought provoking and sometimes difficult regarding decisions, steps in the process, as well as what was learned. Next year we’ll be working on our project sheet while we make the quilt because it’s too hard to remember what we did last January.
Here’s a real simple bird feeder I want to share with you. Not only is it simple to set up, the birds love it and I can see them easily.
Yup – shepherd’s hooks with plant saucers inside a hanging pot holder. The birds empty these every day and they’re right outside my porch so I can sit there and watch them come and go. Because the plant holder is not solid, they are very comfortable – as if it’s an open air feeder. And as a bonus the squirrels have a hard time climbing the pole – it’s not impossible but it’s not too tempting. Ha! A win win!
Connie and I are both working on that new project. The lead fabric is cut to the correct size in this photo. More coming.
And I will close with a current picture of the hydrangeas. I think they’re beautiful!
And Jackie being lazy in the chair just outside the shop.
Keep reading this week for all the news from our local fair – not a huge fair in size but huge in spirit!