Monday, March 26, 2012

Monday Memories (1995)

It was the beginning of a twelve-mile walk. A glorious day.

Monday, March 19, 2012

Monday Memories (1963)

Long ago when we lived in Rios Canyon, California my brother and I would walk to school. The dirt road seemed such a long ways at the time, but I'm sure it wasn't but maybe a couple of miles. I was in kindergarten.

It was a common sight to see snakes of all kinds. Especially rattlers. One day my brother was sick and had to stay home. When I was walking home from school there was a BIG snake reaching across half the road. I remember giving it a wide berth, and running the last half mile home. I lived to see another day.

Friday, March 16, 2012

Early Spring

I pulled a variety of plants at the end of the season last fall. No more corn, tomatoes, beans, or cucumbers. I didn't pull what was left of the kale though. Maybe the reason why I left them was because the plants were still green, and I figured I would chalk up their death to the winter cold.

I was in the garden today looking at things and planning the layout for plants. By the looks of the kale it wasn't as dead as I thought it would be. Looking closer I see there is new growth coming on. Now, I have to decide if I'm going to pull them or not. If not, I sure have a head start on the season.

Monday, March 12, 2012

Monday Memories (1958)

Me and my older brother

Looking at this photo it dawned on me why I enjoy walking so much. It appears I never got very far on four wheels.

Saturday, March 10, 2012

Sun and Wind

It was nice to get outside for a little while today to cut some slab wood and spend some time with the animals. Even though the temp was around 50 degrees the windchill was like minus 20. I had to wear a coat.

Rocky, a Black Sexlink rooster

Miss Kitty

Rooster enjoying some sun






Friday, March 9, 2012

Weaving Project: Twill Towels

Batteries die and modems fail. It's a good thing I have other things to do.

With the help of my friend Melissa, we were able to set up my first weaving project on Florence. Eleven yards of warp for ten towels.

I found out two of my favorite things to do is threading the heddles and sleying the reed. Very relaxing.