Sunday, February 10, 2013

Starting the Garden

I've had a very busy week. Six paintings sold. Yeehaw!
Got my pup Nakii to the vet to get spayed. SO glad to get that done.

This is Moon Over Xanadu....a 6x6 canvas. This new painting is not sold yet.  Available here.
Anyway it's warming up a bit. I have planted radishes and a lettuce mix called rocky top. And started the sweet potatoes in jars of water indoors.
Getting some cleaning done in the garden and places ready for the potatoes, onions, and brocolli to go in soon.
I have ordered 40 yards of wedding tulle to hoop over the cabbage, brocolli and some squash. Don't really need that much but it cost the same as 20 yds at Walmart so I got it. Hopefully with that and the BT spray I will have more success in bug wars.
Always so glad when when gardening season is over....and here I am in Feb. itching to get back to it.

Friday, January 25, 2013

Freezing Drizzly Morning

Its been so long since I've written a blog post I forgot my password. Oops
Anyway I have decided to start again. With the weekly newsletter and daily face book posts it seems I do more promotion than painting. So with my blog I'm going to do it a bit differently. OK let's start.

This morning the dogs get me up. I surely don't need or use an alarm clock. I look out the door of my barn apartment and the horses are in. Not good. I feed the horses and see the freezing drizzle. Not as cold as yesterday but still.
I eat breakfast and feed the pups. They are anxious to go for a walk. I want to stay in a while like the horses so I putter around the apartment.
My skin takes a beating in the winter. I read about a scrub I want to try. So I mix up 1 teaspoon sugar with a teaspoon of olive oil. I rub it on my face and neck, leave it a couple of minutes and wash it off. I don't get all the oil off but no worries it will soak in. My face feels refreshed. Like this and so easy!

The freezing drizzle turns to a misty rain with the sun trying really hard to come out. The horses go out and I FINALLY walk the dogs. You would think they are kept in a pen from the way they act about walking. But oh contrare they are loose on the farm all the time unless they are in a building with me.

Anyway it is my Mom's birthday today so sis and I are heading over the mountain this evening to celebrate. I got her the Crazy Cat Lady board game. :) Hope she likes it. Will also take her some homegrown chickens and sweet potatoes.