Thursday, February 12, 2015
Living out on a fairly decent sized plot of land, surrounded by large timberland, approximately 3 1/2 miles from a tiny town (population 624) and approximately 28 miles from a bit larger town (population 7,268) which is right next to a bit larger town (population 16,660) is wonderful. What more can I say? What could be better than living in this paradise I call home?
My girls and I decided that, since we could hear the creek down in the valley roaring with all the recent deluge of rain, we should just walk down there and check it out.
You can see how muddy the road that leads to the valley is. This is about halfway down.
We've been hearing frogs croaking, too.
It's lovely to walk down to the valley, but a long haul back up again! (What's that pounding noise??? Oh, yeah.....it's my heart.....)
You got just a tiny tour of just one of the amazing woodland places to explore in these woods. Did you enjoy the fresh air and the smell of the fir trees?
More later...What did you think of my muddy valley?
Tuesday, February 3, 2015
The frogs are starting to sing down in the beaver dam, too. Not a huge chorus of them yet, but individuals trying out their voices before joining in the choir.
The Autumn Crocus are up, too. Funny plants - in Spring they send up their greenery. By Fall they will finally bloom.
The rest of our land is in Douglas Fir, growing for timber.
Paxton wanted her picture taken. She did not freshen (kid) when the other two did, so I think she's waiting for Spring.
Today was my mom's 82nd birthday! She chose pizza (homemade) for her birthday dinner and a trifle for dessert. She's battled cancer for over 4 years now, so each birthday is a real blessing to us.
I was getting a little overwhelmed with making primitives for my Ebay store, so my daughter (the brains of the outfit) determined that I needed to raise my prices a bit to control sales. THEN she opened an Etsy store for me also, to make sure I still sell enough! Hmmm. Seems like things are still selling, but at least I'm making a little more pocket money this way! I do love to create things!
She (daughter) and I spent the weekend at a rabbit show and came home with a couple Grand Champion legs and a few new rabbits. I now have Netherland Dwarf rabbits of my own! I'll take pics and post them next time. Enough for now, I sold something in my Etsy store so now I've got to get sewing!