We have rain today. Welcome lovely, forest fire retardant, rain. I saw blue sky yesterday between moisture systems. I don't remember the last time our sky was that blue since summer began. We have had fires to the west and to the northwest. A horrible summer with 1,000,000+ acres in Montana burned. The smoke has to go somewhere.
Hurricanes, earthquakes, fire--it makes me wonder what comes next on our planet.
Wow! I have been staring at my calendar this morning--August? Really? and the 16th? Well, I am behind the times, in a big way.
What have I been doing? gardening, driving back and forth to Minnesota and South Dakota. Quilt Wyoming in Gillette, Wyoming. Green Bay, WI. I feel like all I have been focused on is getting the laundry done and the lawn mowed before packing again and heading off.
Of course, along the way, I have managed to acquire more UFO's. Unbound and rebound a…Continue
I have been running back and forth between baby vegetables and baby flowering plants. Some of you have long growing seasons but not us. June is usually safe from frost but not always. The weeds are exceptional this year, probably because we had heavy snow delivering more moisture than usual.
I may have mentioned my bunny problem. They love my vegetables and eat the necessary flowers, plus leaves. This year I decided that the dogs trampling the small plants would be better than their…Continue
It is time for our Springtime quilt retreat. I have loaded the car with enough projects to last for three years of steady working. We will have to wait and see how much I actually get done in 4 and 1/2 days. The motel where we go loves us. We aren't whiny. We clean up our own messes and we welcome people to come in and see what we are doing. So far we haven't found a way to explain why we laugh so much.
Our totally unusual winter with the HUGE drifts is moving into spring. The last of the drifts in my yard are not very spectacular anymore. Now they are small and covered with dirt that has blown in. I am developing "garden fever". It is a very common ailment. Yesterday was so bad that I cleaned the garage (okay, half of it) so I could set up my seed sprouting spot.
It is still weeks before the "last freeze", or not. We might be done with the severe cold but we have a long history of…Continue