MAKING SUNFLOWERS-COUNTRY LIVING-SWEET PEA-MORE FALL PICTURES

5 10 2013

Hello

FALL

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This year the leaves seem more brilliant.  It might be all the rain we have had.  They should be at there peak in another week, I hope we don’t have any winds or heavy rains before then.

SUNFLOWERS
I have been working on the sunflowers the past two days and hope to have the hooking done on them by tomorrow night.  

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I really like making them, I will have to find the perfect stick for the stem of each of them.

 

SWEET PEA

In doing the bed check for the new hens I noticed that Sweet Pea had found the nest box.

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 No one usually sleeps in the nest box so she will not have anyone bothering her.  This may be a habit for her.  I really don’t mind as I have two nest boxes in there and when I get the Oat Straw one done there will be three.  Plenty for everyone.

The other two new hens are sleeping with Hazel the Rooster tonight.

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COUNTRY LIVING

Country Living came yesterday.

IMG_1498  I have been so busy that I have just had a few minutes to look through it.    The latest thing in Britain is people working for farmers for a week before they take the plunge and give up their jobs.  It’s a great idea, too many people get caught up in the dream and then find it’s not for them.  This gives the farmer extra money and help and the people a good understanding of what is ahead.  Stories about sheep and cow farmers were in this months magazine.  There was also a story about bee keepers who make salves.  I definitely want to read that.  Maybe tomorrow I will sit down with a cup of tea and go through it.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, I hope you have a lovely day. Carole





THE COLD BEFORE THE STORM-THE BEE’S-MINNIE

19 03 2013

Hello,

WINTER MAKES A RETURN

The house has turned cold and damp this afternoon.  A storm is approaching, with 6 to 8 inches of snow to fall here.  I have noticed this year especially that when a storm is approaching the dry cold turns to a cold with humidity in it.   The kind of cold that goes through the bones.   Its suppose to start around 7 and go all night ending with sleet and rain tomorrow afternoon.  I just got the barn dried out.   Hope this is the last of it.

BEE’S

Recently the EU didn’t vote for banning pesticides containing Neonicotinoids despite evidence that this is the cause of Empty Hive syndrome.  All one has to do is look at the shelves of major store to see how many different kinds of pesticides are on the market.  The shelves are lined with them.  It sad to see when most times just a little work or an herbal solution will do the trick.

Minnie

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I took this picture today, the camera doesn’t even wake her up any more she has gotten used to things here.  Now I have to start removing the basket from the table.  She loves it up there.  That may be a harder task than I thought.

SEEDS

I never got the seeds started I will sometime this week.  The whole day revolved around paperwork for my Mothers house, delivering eggs and getting some groceries, next thing I knew the whole day was gone.  Hester won again!

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Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole