Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Turkey talk

                                           Hawkeye checking out the chicken yard

                                    Well,  I am back from Texas, and had lots of fun seeing old friends.  Got to visit with my friends at the Wild West Bead Club, which I had been a member at,( well I am going to renew my membership even though I live in a different state.)   Also ate dinner with several other friends one night..  and got everything done that I wanted to do.

                                   I have been working on the farm since I got back,  getting a good woodshed up for the firewood  that we cut last month.  it is now split and stacked under the shed and up off the ground.  Next we need to get back into the pine trees and get the rest of the small volunteers out so that the others grow strong.  I also need to get the vines out ,  That in itself is a never ending battle.  But the vines can take over and really hurt the trees, if not kill them .   Since this is my income  I have to keep working on  it.

                                 The winter garden is looking really good.  lettuce is up, along with all the garlic, and squash.  The sweet potatoes are still going strong and  the herbs look really good.  We have had two cold nights,(down into the upper 30's),  but it is going to warm up again.  I pulled two sweet  potatoes for dinner tomorrow, and also have acorn squash to go with it.   Oh,  No turkey this year,  I decided on Brisket.
   Oranges are getting ripe as well as the tangerines and lemons,  and I think that the figs might be ready also.

   Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving  with family and friends.

                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                 Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                 See you next week. down on the farm.


Wednesday, November 11, 2015

Fellow Sister visits

                                                     Butterflies in the garden

               Yesterday was a very fun day for me.  One of the farm girls, Red Tractor Lady, ( Winnie)  came out to the farm.  and we had the best time walking around and looking at everything that  I have done out there.  Yes we certainly gabbed a lot, but ... well,  what did you expect from Farm Girls.

     I am wanting to build my house out there,  and I am having to deal with the people at zoning,  who are really getting me mad.  but better then that is the group  Alachua County Forever.  which is who runs the conservation on the farm, screwed up the zoning to start with.   So,  now I don't know if I get to build my house or not.   I AM NOT AMUSED.

  I am going to Texas tomorrow to visit with family and friends.  and hopefully I will have a great time.  and be able to calm down somewhat.  but of course, before I go I have tons of stuff to get done.  Especially at the farm.  So  I need to do that so that I can feel  some sense of accomplishment.   I also need to get my Class schedules in the mail so that I can teach at the shows.  And that needs to get done. sooner rather then later.

    Check out the Luffa sponges growing.  this is only three of the 7 that are on the vine.  they are getting pretty big. :)

   This is the clock egg that I will be teaching the day after I get home from Texas.

                 Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                 Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                 See you next week. down on the farm.

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

November Already

                                    Beautiful fall leaves in Blue Ridge, Ga.

                       Well, November is upon us.  and the weather has cooled down some,  but we still get some pretty warm days.  I do wish that the weather would get just a bit cooler,  as I reall like the temps in the low 80's.
                     I have been busy cleaning up the studio and getting ready for some new projects.  These are things that I just want to try my had at once and then move on to something else.  but of course, my quilting and everything else are being put on hold while I try to get these done.   I am hoping to get back to quilting this week and get started on my material swap quilt that I got from Mary Jane's Swap group.  I really want to get it done before Thanksgiving  so that I have it to display in the house after that.  I also have some wall hanging and some small quilt blocks that I would like to get done.
And this does not include getting all the other quilts that I have done.  I will be busy for a while.

                 I have been working with my friend to get ready for the shows that we are planning to attend this next year.  We hope to have all the classes boxed and ready by the end of Feb,  beginning of March so that we know what we have and how much of each so that we are not scrambling at the last few weeks trying to get merchandise in to use. I also have been busy teaching  classes in my egg art and have been quite busy with all of that.  All I can say,  it keeps me out of trouble  :)

                 What I have been working on,  the top is a mosaic cross,  made from some old dishes that my mother had, and the bottom is a copy of a Faberge egg  made with a real egg and deco clay  and the top opens just like the real one done by Carl Faberge.

             Well,  that's all the news from the south,  
                 Happy" farming" to all the farm girl sisters out there.
                 See you next week. down on the farm.