Fall is finally knockin on our doors here at the shabby olde potting shed.
And it just feels like the perfect day! No air conditioning, and no heater, although I'm sure we'll turn the heater up tonight. It's actually chilly outdoors!
I've been crafting some today, and have finished 3 new Lydia jars. I've also been going through my prim patterns and started dreaming up a few things I want to make. I'm just in the MOOD to make something! Wanted to share the picture above with yall, of Maude wearin an apron my Sisterbear made me. Thought some of you might want to try to make one. It's a square that she quilted and then stitched a loop to one corner to go over your neck and two other "ties" stitched to two other corners to knot behind your back. Cute huh?! Maude loves it; crazy girl won't stay outta my aprons.
A little while ago, I cleaned out the fridge and carried the left overs out to the chicken coop. As I approached, five deer were wandering around behind our barn. They come every evening to eat the acorns off thee ole Sweetheart tree, but I don't see them this early in the day very often. Although it's huntin season; our place is posted NO HUNTING, and I think the deer have told all their "friends" that this is a safe sanctuary. I wish I would have had my camera with me. But by the time I'd finished my chores and came in to get it, they'd already went down into the woods.
The mums are all in full blOOm right now. Some years, when it's been too warm, they're a bit sad looking, but not this year! They're a bright and cheerful yellow.
I'm not sure what these weeds are called but they grow up all over the place, and I never have the heart to pull them. I love every part of them; aren't they pretty? The leaves change from green to RED and they get loaded down with purple berries.
A few of you have been asking about the puddleducks. Here they are! They are completely free to roam wherever they wish. But of course, they stay right in our yard and have taken over our goldfish pond. They never did venture off and go live on the big pond... they're quite content just being puddleducks. At night, they come up by the house and bed down out in front of the porch. Especially if we leave the light on; which of course we do ... just for them.* I'm saying "we" but truly should say "me", although I do think my "dear husband" is sorta starting to like the puddleducks now. He looks at animal raising a little differently than I do? He likes raising cattle coz they "make" money. I like our animals because they become part of the family! lol Over the years, when we've gone to the salebarn, I've often come home with a new "friend."* I've heard him say, "If it has a snotty nose, is coughin, limping, 3 legged, starvin, blind, or pregnant... she'll drag it home." 26 years later, I think he's finally gettin over it all." Maybe even starting to kinda "like" some of them!
I'm heading back to the craft room. We're burnin daylight!
Hope yall have a wonderful sabbath tomorrow.
"There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven. Ecc 3:1