Thursday, January 26, 2012
This was my pansies from last year. We couldn't find any plants that looked good this year. We have mostly the ornamental kale that is pretty. Still plants from the summer. Our winter has not been bad enough to freeze much. Some of the farmers are getting their spring garden ready. I am anxiously waiting for my strawberries to make. I see plenty of blooms and a little fruit on them. We did them the old fashion way ~ with straw. Next year we are going to put down the black plastic.
We finally have one rooster crowing, 2 hens laying and 6 or 7 more hens to start. We had more roosters than we thought, so Silas gave all but one away. We still have plenty hens for us. when they all start laying.
The rooster we chose to keep is black with iridescent feathers. We are trying to find a suitable name for him. Since we got the extra roosters out we have peace in the hen house. Too many bosses tend to create chaos.
I am trying to get to my sewing room to work on quilt tops but seems my back won't let me sit for long.
I did a couple pot holders and dish clothes. I had several tops that were a heavier jersey. I had put them in the trash pile. I looked at them and decided to see what i could do with them. I cut the front and back
bottom and doubled the material and serge the outside. It made two nice size dish clothes. Then I cut the trim off. Thought I would save it maybe to go on a tote bag. I had stretchy pieces left so I cut them in strips and put them in my husbands bag he uses to tie stuff with. Bow, how is that for recycling?
So ~ instead of throwing everything away when you are cleaning out~ see if you can use it for something so simple as dish cloths or pot holders or dish clothes.