Thursday, December 18, 2014

Crafty Daughters

 

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I know that I recently shared about our daughter Sarah opening an Etsy shop, well now her sister Amy has followed in her footsteps and has opened one too –

Amy’s Art Gallery!

She currently has this set of beautiful, abstract birch tree paintings in her shop, along with several sets of gift tags.  I recently bought a set of the chalkboard gift tags to use for our Christmas gifts this year!

Both of our girls are so talented and this proud Mama just wanted to share.  I hope that you can pop over to both of their shops and take a look at what they are offering.

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Etsy & A Giveaway

Just popping in to share a link to my daughter Sarah’s new Etsy shop – A Town Girl’s Life.  She just opened it and has stocked it with some of her original watercolors and a few crocheted items too.

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If you visit her blog, you can enter for a chance to win this adorable bear that she painted!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Snow

This past Saturday we had our first snowfall for the season.  Up on our hill, about 5 inches fell.  As the temperatures have turned quite chilly, this snow is probably going to be sticking around for a few more days.  That is fine with me, as it is so beautiful!

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Monday, November 10, 2014

Autumn Colors

We were blessed with some beautiful autumn sunshine this past Saturday, so I took a walk around our place to capture some of the colors that were on display.

The skies are currently gray, but we are suppose to have some sunny, but cool days coming our way this week.  Time to get a few things done in the gardens before we get our first frost of the season!

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Tuesday, October 21, 2014

In the Garden 10.21.14

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I know that I said my last “In the Garden” post would probably be my last one for the year, but as I was outside this morning, I noticed there is still quite a bit growing.  Along with a very warm spring and summer, our fall seems to be very mild too and has extended the growing season this year.  As you can see in the photo above, my hubby has started removing the extra garden beds.  He spread the dirt from them around to help even out our hilly back yard and then we will sow some grass seed to blend it back into the yard again.

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There is still a short row of beets…

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…and several carrots.

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Not a very exciting picture, but we planted several cloves of garlic the other day.  The wire mesh is to help discourage the neighborhood cats that like to visit my garden beds.

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The tomatoes are not as pretty as earlier in the season, but they are still producing, thanks to being planted in the hoop house.

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I was about to pull the zinnias out the other day, but I noticed several new blooms on them, so they can stay for now. 

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Now for a few photos of some self-seeded plants that are popping up in my garden.  Lobelia is pictured above…I have no idea how it ended up here.

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Quite a few marigolds have been popping up here and there, which adds some nice color this fall.

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I was surprised to come across a chamomile in one of the beds, as I have not had a chamomile plant for a few years.

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The last of the golden raspberries are clinging on the bushes.

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Just a few apples are left on our tree, not very pretty, but they taste good.  So, I guess we will have to wait and see how much longer everything will hang around for, I am sure frosty weather will be here sooner than later.