Greetings and Holykisses!
I've been so out of the loop these days! ~Nothing's been "wrong;" truth is: I started a new project, and then today began preparing for the predicted snow/ice storm that's supposed to get here tomorrow evening. Our Son- Trent asked me to go to lunch with him today and he actually brought up how many days it's been since I've blogged! Egads... time flies when you're havin fun huh?!! (I was a little surprised to learn he keeps up with "the shed" too!!) Hi Trent!!!! lol
Earlier this morning, I went to Walmart to stock up on supplies..., you know; just in case. Our lamps were all low on oil and I thought of the parable of the 10 virgins, while I drove to town. This verse seemed fitting for today's wfw scripture picture.
I've been having a bad case of Spring fever. I mean really really bad! I want to dig in the dirt, and run barefoot through the garden. I want to plant,... hoe, fertilize, .... and witness the miracle of growing fresh fruits and vegetables. I want to wear my floppy garden hat, and drink cool water from the garden hose. (I probably lost a few of you there. lol)
Seed catalogs have now flooded my mailbox, and my orders and plans are all coming together.
Since I can't actually do any planting yet, I decided to create an altered gardening book. So I opened my antique trunk, and brought out my last piece of vintage, muslin sheet. Then I brewed a pot of strong tea, and reheated black coffee and started soaking fabrics, and lace. They soaked over night, and were then hung on the olde dryer. The fabric aged just the way I like!
While the fabric was drying, I started going through my very favorite gardening photos; including our furry and feathery friends: Mrs. Potter, Percy the guinea, the puddleducks, Violet and Spirit, Lydia the goat and others. Then I began transferring images to fabric until our brand new ink cartridges were gone. !!!!!
The book will be a continual work in progress. Something to add to every year. But I'm so excited and it's exactly what I needed! Now, I can "Plant" in my garden book until Spring arrives. Even on bad weather days, I can play within the pages of my garden book. Even when it's snowing and icing!
Here's a picture of a few of the supplies I brought home today. Candles: check, lighter: check, oil: check, wicks: check, glowsticks: check, and three packs of batteries: check. I also stocked up on things we can cook on our woodstove. Did you know Folgers coffee come in singles, and are made just as you would teabags? Just heat hot water; drop in your coffee bag and walaaa! One hot cup of joe!
After our lunch at Subway, I cleaned our lamps, and tried to get everything ready. I think we're stocked up on everything and Myguy put the round bales of hay out for the livestock and set them next to the woods so the animals have a windbreak and the shelter of the cedar trees. They usually don't even bother to come up to the barn during bad weather.
While I did my chores earlier, I cleaned portable cages so I can bring Mrs. Potter back in the house if needed. I love that honeybunny! And Merry Pearl; our new cat, lives in the shed at night, so she'll be fine. Her tummy is getting very big now! Kitten anyone? I would not be surprised to find kittens anyday now. ~Myguy has been briefed of her "condition," and so far~ so good! In fact, it warms my heart to see him pick her up and listen for her motor to run..... purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr*
He's such a softie on thee inside.
Wanna see what's waiting on my nightstand? While at the store, these two magazines jumped into my buggy. Can you smell the lilacs through this cover?! I've been trying to learn more about my feathered friends who visit and dine at the potting shed, and this issue is loaded with info!
And then this one.... Ahhhhh - I'm sooooo smitten with this shed. Yall just take a look at that beeeeautiful, rusty-crusty roof! Is it not wonderful?!! ~~ *Closin my eyes, I'm sittin in my own vintage green, chair next to the shabby shed. Bumble bees are buzzin in rose of sharon petals, and the skyblue hydrangeas are in full bloom. The peonies are loaded in the flower bed, and the mocking birds are scolding and swooping down at Merry Pearl. Mr. Toad is nestled inside the dirt of the olde coffee pot planter, and dragonflies are darting to and fro... --- (Told ya I have it bad.) ;) ---------- Back to reality Lea....
and supper dishes, by lamplight!