Thursday, February 12, 2009

Dorothy, head for the cellar!


The wind over the past 24 hours has been relentless and from the looks of the news, we're actually the lucky ones, with no tornadoes and as of yet, no major destruction or at least I've not heard of any in the area. But it was so loud last night that Kevin insisted on sleeping with the TV on so as to block out some of the sound but all it did was keep me up half the night--the light coming from it mostly. I'm running on caffeine and sheer will right now.

It was difficult to take outdoor photos of this hat, but I managed to get a few good ones and will try later when the light is better and the wind hopefully has moved on. Blue Sky organic cotton yarn just does something to me I tell you, it is fantastic to put it mildly. Pink and chocolate are next.

I thought I'd show you what I'm reading right now too. No, it's not some fabulous new book with a catchy title, fancy pictures, gorgeous styling, hearalding the "next big thing" or how to go green. This little gem was written in 1935 by a long-time farmer and my version was actually updated...in 1973!! The language is quirky and some of it is quite outdated as you can imagine, but its fundamentals are heart-warming and dare I say true to this day.

You see, we seem to have a case of creative ADD lately, bouncing from one idea to the next, trying to figure out which one will stick the best and the current idea (which we've been mulling over for the past 5 years) is to get some chickens come Spring. I believe this is the year that Kevin is determined enough to build them some housing, an obvious necessity.

So if you find yourself curious about how to build your next ice house with a dumbwaiter to keep your food cool, or you'd like to personally put in your new septic system with a hand shovel, or maybe you just want to learn about the functions of water and irrigation, feel free to direct your questions my way. I'm learning all about it.

4 comments:

Mountain Home Quilts said...

That looks like a great book. If you like that, you may love a book called, "The Encyclopedia of Country Living." It is fabulous! I use it often as a reference. I hope that you are able to get your chickens this year. Our local feed store already has chicks in stock!

Pamela said...

You need to tune in to RFD TV I tell ya!

puffthemagicrabbit said...

Cute hat!

I heard a tree snap here today, but haven't found where it was.

I'm excited to watch you get chickens.

amy said...

oh, we do Pam, we do!!