If you’ve ever raised a puppy, you know how busy they are and how much work raising them entails. They play hard
and crash even harder.
This morning I rolled up both area rugs so I didn’t have to go chasing after the puppies the minute they headed that way. It will save much bending over to clean up. The wind has been too strong to rake or clean more flower beds so I’ve just watched the puppies from the shop or from a chair in the garage. I can’t believe they have been here just 7 days today.
Here is Lola:
Rick is busy getting all the lawnmowers ready to go for the season. Anybody who lives in the country knows about maintaining a fleet of vehicles that include, lawn mowers, tractors and utility vehicles.
There are two more riders and two walk behind mowers still in the shed.
The chickens come running when they see me because I’ve been breaking the goose eggs for them to eat – and no it won’t be a problem with them breaking their own eggs. I don’t want goslings so this is really birth control!
I love these chickens!
For many years we’ve had an old tire in the goat pen hoping to provide entertainment for the goats but they’re all too old and too fat to use it anymore so Rick had the great idea to cut off the top rim and move it to the garden area. He filled it with black dirt and will plant radishes, onions, and carrots in it. I continue to want a raised strawberry bed but Rick says it will freeze out every winter so I’m out of luck. Too old to weed a strawberry bed at ground level.
Rhubarb is almost ready for me to make a rhubarb cake – next to the rhubarb is the start of an asparagus bed – 6 nice shoots coming up but I know I’m not to cut it for 3 years, right?
More cookies – two different kinds that I have in the freezer for the garbage man, mailman, UPS, Culligan – plus we like cookies anytime – sometimes for breakfast actually.
Remember this project? I had lots of trouble quilting it on the longarm and I think it was because of the size of my needle – too big for the tight weave of this aged muslin from years ago. The thread broke repeatedly and I’m so glad to have this in the finished pile – not my best work as I tried to replicate Connie’s matchstick quilting lines but you know the old saying – finished is better than perfect.
Dirty Dozens –
Donna M. Is also working on Tula Pink’s Sunrise quilt like Connie’s. I think this is just gorgeous – but beyond my capabilities.
If you’ve got any finished projects, send me the picture for posting. Whoops! And just like that I see a little dump in the middle of the living room floor – so glad I took the rugs up temporarily. There’s just no easy way to raise puppies, I guess.