On Sunday Becky and I went to Minneapolis to visit IKEA and then on to Bachman’s Garden Center. I just knew how much Reed would love Bachman’s so we invited him along. I get so carried away in the moment that I forget to take pictures when we’re shopping but here’s one with Reed and Becky trying out some chairs in IKEA.
I bought a couple rugs, some fabric, some small gifts and enjoyed looking at everything. Becky bought a little rolling cart to put her painting supplies in. I have one with all my plant paraphernalia in and it rolls to the area I’m working at. Great little cart!
Then we went to the Garden Center – what’s NOT to like about wandering through a greenhouse admiring plants?
I bought spruce tops and a couple Charlie Brown trees. They had so much Christmas greenery! I know I’m going to regret buying more.
Reed is a patient shopper and very careful about sticking close otherwise I would never agree to take him along. After Bachman’s we ate at Red Lobster on our way home. Got home by 7:30 Sunday night – we weren’t gone even 12 hours making it the perfect day trip.
So since it’s now time to decorate for Christmas, the pumpkins had to go. They had thawed out again and most were soft and collapsing. I put some in the grove for the rabbits and squirrels.
I also left a few by the bird feeders – maybe the squirrels would eat the pumpkins instead of the sunflower seeds?
The rest went to the barnyard for the chickens, geese and goats.
So that’s the end of pumpkin season for another year. Winter is coming and it’s time to get feed in the feedroom to last us until spring. This is how corn and oats are delivered. The chute goes in the window of the feedroom and the auger delivers it and then we put the window back in to keep it all dry and edible.
Here’s what two ton of feed looks like in the feedroom. That’s a lot of corn and oats, isn’t it?
The dogs love jumping in the corn as they search for mice in every corner.
I finished another quilt for the book and today I will bind it and write the directions. Remember last year when we made Split Squares from our book Sew Charming? Here’s a Christmas runner I made as a gift for some good friends. It has straight line quilting, of course!
That’s all the news up to date – it’s a rainy, drizzly day! I wont be raking leaves!