Monday, January 22, 2018

the month of excitement!

Free 2018 Catalog and Garden Guide

Last weekend while I was watching the booth for Quilts of Valor at a quilt show in Sanford, I took the time to map out my garden and look through the seed catalogue. I felt like a kid looking through the Sears Christmas edition. (Yeah, I know I'm dating myself there.)

Last year was the first year I didn't feel totally overwhelmed by the garden. A lot of that had to do with our summer helpers (thanks Josh and Jake, even though you don't read my blog!) who did a lot of the yardwork so I had more time to spend in the garden. Bobby even had them do some of the tilling, and when it came time to clean the garden and prep for winter, they donated their muscles to help pull stakes up out of the ground.

So I'm excited about this year. I may be biting off more than I can chew, but I'm excited about it anyway. And Saturday I sorted through the seed I'd saved and compared it to my list, and placed the order for what I didn't have and what I wanted to add/replace. Once I get a few tasks done outside, I'll be cheering for spring to hurry up!

Friday, January 19, 2018

quilt page update

Yes, the pics are under the heading that says December 2017, because that quilt was actually completed then. It's just taken me that long to take pictures and get them loaded!

Thursday, January 18, 2018

Last weeks' freeze

January 2018, North Carolina has set a record for the number of days below freezing.

I was determined to break through the ice.
I wanted to know how deep it was.
This is after I pounded 1/2" away.
Two days later as it warmed up I pulled a 1" piece away from the edge.

Several cracks were deep in the ice near the pier posts.
This one appeared to be 3" deep.

My favorite shot.

Our geese walk on water. :)