Oh, thank goodness the temps are in the 20’s and low 30’s – right now it’s 33 and I’m running in and out of the house with just a sweatshirt, to the barn, the mailbox, feeding the birds, etc. It feels just wonderful! The goats are outside and even some of the bravest chickens. Hazel and Telly have been outside most of the morning – burning up some of that pent up energy.
Here is the porch in winter – we keep our firewood here making it possible to feed the fireplace without opening the door to the brutal cold,outside. It stores the birdseed, too. I can’t wait to sit in this porch again!
Remember last summer’s hail storm? My favorite plant, this coral cactus was damaged by the hail but seemed to be recovering. Maybe just bringing it into the house contributed to its death but the hole where the hail hit continued to get bigger until my plant looks like this. Makes me so sad.
The orchids were damaged, too, but continue to grow new leaves and I am hopeful that this one will bloom again.
My niece Jenny is home from Louisville and stopped to visit Hazel, who performed her ball tricks endlessly because Jenny was a new participant and Hazel seemed sure Jenny would want to play.
Reed was here Saturday to help with chores and work on his quilt.
I got a half birthday card from Diane last week which got me thinking about my next birthday, July 3. I find it hard to believe I will be 70 years old. I remember planning my mom’s 70th birthday party, making her a quilt, preparing food, etc. and I know without a doubt that I would not want such a big deal made out of my 70th birthday. I also planned her 80th and 90th parties.
After my “weather report” I really enjoyed the comments from all over the country about the weather where “you” live. I was so upset, worried, anxious, mad and depressed all at the same time during those 16 days of brutal cold. I feel like a new person today with temps in the 30’s
My “blue” decorating isn’t going so well – every blue quilt I have is too big for the wall spaces I want to fill. These two antique quilts will have to hang over the doors. Guess I never concentrated much on blue wall hangings — darn.
And thanks for all the info about a speaker for my IPad – Becky is going to help me with this. I’m still watching The Killing but getting sort of tired of it and when I watch so much TV, I don’t read — and I don’t have time for both.
Keep in touch, Everyone, and if you’ve been wanting to start a twined rug or runner, Reed and I are going to start that project soon and you can work along with us!