DICKENS FELLOWSHIP VICTORIAN TEA-SAMANTHA-ELDERERRIES AND WINTERBERRIES

20 06 2014

GREETING

DICKENS FELLOWSHIP TEA

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My friend Louise sent me some wonderful pictures of the DICKENS FELLOWSHIP VICTORIAN TEA  that was held in the Westmont Library  Grounds in Montreal a few weeks ago.  Louise is a very talented lady and made  thecostumes and hats. The proceeds of this event and all others held by the Fellowship go to THE TINY TIM FUND of the Montreal Children’s Hospital.  A good time was held by all and wouldn’t Dickens  have been pleased by the event.  I wish there were a fellowship nearby.

SAMANTHIA

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I think that I can safely call her Samanthia now she sure looks like a hen.  She is so attached to Morticia, that poor Morticia can’t even lay an egg without her.  Her mournful cries when Mama is out of sight are heart wrenching.

ELDERBERRIES

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The elderberries I bought last year are really coming along nicely.  I even have a few blossoms on them this year.

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WINTERBERRIES

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I planted this Winterberry Bush around 5 years ago.  Its taken all this time to adjust to this place and this year for the first time I think there will be berries.

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 I am so please to be able to go out in my own yard and be able to have these beautiful decorations.

MINNIE

Minnie is doing better now.  The reduction in the pill seems to have helped.    She is more active now and eating much better.

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It’s a beautiful day here in Colrain and the clothes are out on the line with gentle breezes.  I hope that you have a wonderful day and many thanks for reading my blog.   Carole

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THE SHEEP-PILLOWS -DRYING MORE CORN-CHARLES DICKENS SET IS BACK WITH ME

28 08 2013

HELLO

THE SHEEP

I wanted to share some picture of the sheep I took yesterday.

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  Elliott at the door watching, there have been things in the woods lately, Deer I think.  They have made paths through the 10 foot high jewel weed.  Sadie is  doing remarkable well these days.

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And Lucy and Maude

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THE PILLOWS

I am quite pleased with the pillows and making these for the porch has given me thought and practice. I am still not quite finished and I hope I will be done tomorrow. I think I will make some smaller versions for the new shop in Florence.  I quite enjoy sewing and its nice to get back to it.

DRYING MORE CORN and a Hot Pepper Too

I am drying more corn today.

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  I want to make some corn chowder in the winter and this seems the best way to keep it.  It’s easy to dry and I don’t have to worry about freezer space.

 

THE CHARLES DICKENS SERIES

Today I am so happy I have my family’s Charles Dickens series back.  They have been in the house in Belchertown for years but no one has ever been able to find them.  Today my son did.  Last year my friend Louise from Montreal told me about a society that meets about Charles Dickens.  It’s a world-wide society and they read and discuss the books.    This winter I am gong to start reading the set.  The nearest group in near Worcester which is probably 60 or so miles.  We will see about that in the spring.  But for now I am very happy to have my family books back.  My Dad came from a big family with many , all were avid readers.  I have a huge collection of old works from them.

Many thanks for reading my blog today, I hope you are having a wonderful day.  Carole and my helper tonight Minnie.