Sun, not rain…

I woke up to sunny skies this morning instead of rain! That’s ok, I’ll take it. I am still planting! I’m enjoying these sunflowers (?) in the back yard. When you put off mowing you get to see lots of wildflowers. I have had more butterflies in the back yard this year than I can…

The weather is…

The next four days are supposed to be… A couple days ago it was super… When it’s done being cold and rainy, I bet it will be… In fact, the past two months have been… Ugh. Of course, I won’t be here for a week of it, as I head out Friday. I’m actually looking…

I’m in love…

with the giant Peacock doily. Here it is last night when I hung it up… And in the morning light… I think it’s the most beautiful pattern of any I’ve made so far. Just gorgeous. I might make another for the left. That’s usually where I hang them. The mail carrier was just by…she loves…

New new life…

Here are the two newest additions to our household… As you might be able to tell, I’m being hissed at quite seriously here… My yellow girl, Noodle, had two (surviving) very dark babies. Her first didn’t make it. She is turning out to be a better mom than I had expected, aside from the mishap…

Another repeat day…

It’s cold and rainy…again… Lucky for me the ducks are doing better with their separation anxiety, so I have managed to be inside most of the day without too much noise from them. I made rissoles for the second time today. Here is the first batch… They are pretty good. H and I nearly demolished that…

The wind blew my head off…

That’s how it’s felt lately. Too windy for my taste. This is the first day I have been able to be inside for any amount of time without the ducks (i.e. Turtle) going berserk. Perhaps the wind has calmed them, as well. Yesterday was more like this… Not just beneath my chair, but ON my…

New old pursuits…

The days lately are turning out to be like most days…duck watching, gardening, cat wrangling, and a bit of stitching here and there… Pillow progress has been put on hold for a bit as I started another giant doily for the front porch. Here’s the pattern: I am hoping I will have enough yarn to finish,…

Cool and rainy…

It’s cool and rainy today, but I’m headed back outdoors. The duckies are still adjusting to life outside and Turtle throws a giant quacking fit if I disappear…still working on that. I have been spending hours and hours outside. This weekend I began dreaming of a gazebo… a place where I could sit out of…

Ready for the day…

My ducks are in a row… …literally and figuratively. By that I mean I got a good amount of sleep, tea is made, lunch is started (my giant sweet potato will take a while to cook), cats are fed, kittens have been checked on and mama fed, computer work out of the way…I’m ready to…

T&G are mean girls…

Noodle…calmly sitting by the duck’s pool…looks innocent, doesn’t it? Noodle…who isn’t afraid of water, or the ducks…who has lurked around the ducks since I got them, been too close to them for comfort…Noodle…who gets in everyone’s face whether they want her there or not…who has pestered everyone in this household within an inch of their…

New life…

Olive seems very content with her new babies… So far there are just two. I’m guessing she will have four total, but who knows? I was close to guessing the due date. I had expected them tomorrow. These babies are gray! No clue who the daddy is, as my boys are darker. Last night Shane made…

So, this is happening…

A few things that are happening at my house this week… Very pregnant cat #1, Olive, who is due to give birth any day now. She sleeps even more than usual now. The ducks having a blast in their “pond” under my watchful eye. They had been flipping out whenever I got out of sight, making…