Sunday, April 28, 2013


The rest of April.......just lost.  I don't know.  Running around to classes and events, working in the yard and garden.  Just stuff.

My April list is not looking so good.  I have bits and pieces of a lot of things in various stages of near finishes........and other things not even touched.  I will report in later on all of that.

Blake and John have been working feverishly in the garden and everything is coming up and looking great.......peas, beans, okra, tomatoes, squash, pumpkins, peppers, you name it.  I would show you a photo, but it is raining buckets today.

The girls have been giving us 4-6 eggs daily.  Tomorrow, weather permitting, we will do Spring cleaning at the chicken house and yard.  I don't think that the girls will be particularly thrilled.....especially Snowflake, who has gone broody.  She is still getting off the nest to eat, and we are retrieving her eggs.  No chicks here!!

Yesterday I started working on a summer shawl (Azzu's Shawl, a free pattern on Ravelry) that I had bought the yarn for a couple of months ago.  The yarn is very organic looking, casual jeans accompanying type stuff.........It is Berroco Linsey (a pretty tan/white color), which is 64% cotton.  Very soft.  I am not a great knitter, and got off to a difficult start (I must have started offer 6 or 7 times)....but I have finally gotten it.  Today, instead of going down to the sewing room, I sat in my chair, listening to the rain, watching "Lincoln" and knitting.  I enjoyed the rain and the knitting.......the movie, not so much.  I don't know what I was expecting, but it was a little too political for me.......I wanted a more personal story.  Oh, well........

Spring rain.
Lazy days.
Soft yarn moving across beautiful wooden knitting needles.

Take care,


  1. April went by fast for me too. Having company for twelve of the days was part of the reason. Spring cleaning the chicken house does not sound like fun. I used to play school in a chicken house. My parents must have had chickens at some time but I don't remember them. Half the chicken house was a tool storage area and was separate from the side I played in.

  2. What fun memories! No, the housecleaning wasn't fun, but I had good help......thank goodness.