MORTICIA’S EGGS-PEACHES-OAK TREES,SHEEP AND ACORNS

28 09 2014

GREETINGS

CHRIS AND OWEN

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Its nippy this morning with temps in the 40’s but will warm up into the 80’s. So much to do before the real cold weather comes in.  We put some spray insulation in the hole near the back door yesterday.  And I did a little painting.  I hope to get some of the porch floor painted today.

MORTICIA’S EGGS

Here is a glimpse of the two eggs that Morticia is sitting on.  She has made a real cozy nest.

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PEACHES

Here is a picture of my peaches.  They have spotS on them.

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 They are good but not as sweet as most peaches are.  I am going to try to see what can be done to prevent this.  Is it some sort of blight or inscect damage?    This is the second year this tree has had fruit.  Last year the same thing happened and they all fell off.  This year the fruit grew to full size and stayed on the tree.  I wonder if the tree needs more sun or more fertilizer.

THE MIGHTY OAKS

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The woods are starting to be ablaze with color and the acorns are falling like rain.

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 Unfortunately the sheep get up much earlier than me and eat the acorns biting the tops to release the nut.  I have been hunting to the tops to make felted acorns but they are far and few between.  Chris and Ricky will pick some  from near their house and send them to me.  Yea!

I hope you have a wonderful day, and thanks you so much for reading my blog.  Carole

 

 





THE OIL MANS GRIP-HESTER – SUSAN’S VISIT- SPRING FLOWERS-LUCY’S EGG-SWEET PEA

9 02 2014

HELLO

We are in the middle of another cold spell with some snow coming tonight.  The word is that a nor’easter is coming on Thursday but you never know .

THE OIL MANS GRIP

On Friday I got a delivery of 100 gallons of oil, the price was $445.  It’s almost unbelievable and the sad thing is that if this cold weather stays it will only last for about 2 weeks.    The discrepancy between oil companies is huge too   My son’s oil company charged him around 4.00 a gallon.  I am hoping that I can take step one this year and have my plumbers  figure out a way to shut off the upstairs.  Not having the heat on there should save me some money.

SUSAN’S VISIT

My friend Susan came yesterday for a visit.  She brought me some lovely primroses which I just love.

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She had never been to the Textile COmpany so we went there.  The Textile Company is located in Greenfield in an old wooden mill type building.  Creeky wooden floors and chock full of every fabric you would ever want.  The staff is very helpful and cheerful you can tell that each of them just loves their job.   It is the go to place for sewers all over New England.  The fabric and accessories are of the highest standards. We stopped at Sheep and Shawl which Susan loved and then went to FUNK SHUN to visit with Christa and drop off some things..  We came home for lunch and Susan worked on a needle felted heart which came out so good.  It was a fun visit and we have planned more.

HESTER

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Hester is still improving, but she is finding it hard to walk and like a human is wary of taking some steps.  Because of her feet walking was painful.  It will take time but she will do it, she is standing much more.

SPRING FLOWERS

I do love the hyacinths and this pink one is especially beautiful.

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LUCY’S EGG

Lucy has laid a couple of eggs in the past week but they quickly froze and split open.  This morning I was greeted by this egg which tipped the scale.  It is larger than an extra large.

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Sweet Pea is a Welsummer Hen and was supposed to start laying in the late fall.  The cold weather and short days have prevented that.  She should start laying in the spring.  I am looking forward to her eggs which will be a reddish-brown.  I like her size she is smaller than a regular hen but not as small as the Bantams.

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





SNOW-ANOTHER WINTER STORM-HOUSE REPAIRS-HAZEL AND MRS. BROWN

8 12 2013

Hello

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We did get snow the other night but not the 4-6 inches called for, it was just enough to cover the ground. Another storm is called for this afternoon and is supposed to produce lots of snow and a wintry  mix.  I have done most of the things that needed to be done and brought the barn window in and will repair that this afternoon and hopefully get it up today.

House Repairs

I will finally be able to finish painting the house next year!!!!

I will finally be able to finish painting the house next year!!!!

The men came yesterday and got things set up for work on the chimney tomorrow.  I doubt they will be able to do anything because of the snow  but at least I know that it will be done soon.

HAZEL AND MRS. BROWN

Even though it’s just been a  little over 24 hours the pills seem to be helping Hazel, a lot less sneezing.  My friend Patti send me some useful information about respiratory illness in chickens and I am going to pass that along to Dr. Connor.  Surprisingly the pills are much easier to administer than the liquid and with Tyler holding him I can easily pop a half pill and some water in.

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Stockings have been hung in hopes that St. Nick will bring these two good little chickens some treats.  They are both lucky to have survived the illness and I am grateful.

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FELTED ACORN

While looking for some black roving I found this natural dyed roving and think its perfect for the acorns.  It might have been dyed with acorns, I did a lot of natural dyeing in my early days of spinning.

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Winter is not officially here but Mother Nature decides on when the seasons come not humans and today we shall see her beauty.  Thank you so much for reading my blog and I hope wherever you are you are enjoying the day.

Carole