Spring Planting

May 5, 2017

Tim is planning into corn across the road – planting season has begun in North Iowa – finally! Time to clean the screened porch.  Here’s my starting point – winter dirt. I bought a small power washer to clean the screens and concrete floor. It worked great!  Tomorrow I will finish and hopefully move in […]

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May 4, 2017

Here’s what I’m working on now that the wedding quilt is done – Vola’s quilt!  I’ll make mine car size and might even start another one with more coordinated colors. And I finished this book – good but a tragic story of a family torn apart by drug abuse. Here are some scenes from the […]

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New Mower

May 3, 2017

Guess who jumped on the new mower first? It’s a zero turn Toro mower with a smaller deck so I can trim with it.  I need practice driving it!

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Wedding Quilt

May 2, 2017

The wedding quilt is finished!  Not quilted yet, mind you, but the top is done.  Because the bride and groom might be reading this blog, I can only show you a small corner but since you’re quilters you will understand. Improv piecing is really fun – I love it!  But for a large quilt it […]

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May 1 and I’m Giddy with Happiness!

May 1, 2017

When I went to the barn this morning I knew something was wrong – things were moved around by the kitten’s nest and sure enough when I peaked under the table everybody was gone!!!  It’s cold and rainy and miserable outside – I wondered if I’d ever see them again. Voila!  I had put a […]

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April 29, 2017

This brave little kitten let me get a picture this morning – look at that sweet face!  I think they’re older than I think – when I saw Mama in another pen, I think she was throwing me off the kittens’ whereabouts. See that orange speck in the photo?  It’s my chore glove!  Yesterday when […]

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Cold Thursday

April 27, 2017

I ran some errands today and it was actually snowing lightly – ick!  Stopped at Sam’s to see how she was doing and she took this picture of Hazel and me. Lucy and Owen were home, too.  I think it’s so cute when they call him Owie! I’ve made some progress on the wedding quilt […]

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April 26, 2017

Doesn’t she look angelic?  How could this sweet thing turn into a piranha every evening?  Ha!

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Dogs Deserve Better

April 25, 2017

On April 25th, 2007, 51 dogs were rescued from a horrific life on 1915 Moonlight Road, Smithfield, VA, where Michael Vick ran a dog fighting operation.  Ten years later 1915 Moonlight Road is a rehabilitation center for abused and neglected dogs – home to Dogs Deserve Better. This is one of my favorite non-profit rescues […]

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Snack Mix Recipe

April 24, 2017

1-12 oz. Crispix cereal 1-14 oz. mini pretzels 2-10 oz. cans mixed nuts 1-10 oz. honey roasted peanuts 1-10 oz. chili cheese Frito chips 1-10 oz. Frito corn chips Melt together: 1 c. Butter 3 T. Honey 5 T. Brown sugar 1-1/2 t. Chili powder  2-1/2 t. Garlic powder 1-1/2 t. Curry powder 1-1/2 t. […]

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