Sunday, January 23, 2011
Friday, January 7, 2011
Finally it is snowing once again! And to think that in between storms, on the last day of December, a robin was searching for something to sustain itself under my feeders. I hope he's returned to a warmer place...
I don't know what falling snow does to one's spirit, but I know what it does to me! I tend to want to batten down the hatches, and gravitate to the kitchen. What is it about a snowy day that makes the most mundane, everyday chores more pleasurable? Thus I spent the morning shaking down the coals and ashes in the wood furnace, stoking up a good fire. From there, I checked again on the garlic cloves in the dehydrator, then went outside to feed the birds, who seemed quite impatient about getting their breakfast. The geese in the barnyard spotted me, so then it was off to water and feed them, and to check for eggs. (My threat of squeezing the eggs myself out of those darn chickens seems to have worked, as they are laying somewhat again!)
When I came back to the house, I grabbed a cup of tea, stuck a pot of soup on the stove to simmer for the day, and worked a bit on some Valentine's Day creations. (I would like to re-open up my other two Etsy Shops... it's been a long time.) And then I worked on the computer for a while... probably a LONG while, if I'm honest! I finally decided to join Facebook, and it is too much for me to grasp! But in defense, I had some digital design work to do for a few customers, as well!
Well, I'm headed downstairs to grab another cuppa and a bowl of soup! Have a lovely evening! ~Laura of Wildenblue Farm
PS: I almost forgot... I want to explain to all whose blogs I follow that I'm not a blog snob. We still have crank-up service in our rural area, and it is painfully slow. It takes me several minutes to upload a blog page that has backgrounds, images and music, and a few minutes to comment. I would love to be able to relax and visit all your blogs, but I only manage a few a week. If I could only come up with the thirty-thousand dollars I was quoted by one wireless company to run the lines from our neighbors' about a quarter of a mile up the road, or take down the two 40-foot trees in the yard that another installer asked me to think about... I'd be at your blogs every day!
Saturday, January 1, 2011
As is the custom, I extend greetings this New Year's Day to all who take the time to read my humble blog. Thank you for being my unseen audience, and for your tolerance with me when I find not only my blog page, but my mind, blank!