Henhouse Surprise

[Warning:  Reptiles Ahead.  For those of you who are herpetologically challenged (that’s you, Mom), I will not put my best picture at the start of this post.  I will kind of ease into… Continue reading

Woolen Baby Belly Bands

My title today (say it three times fast!) is  from the lovely 1914 book,  Household Discoveries and Mrs. Curtis’s Cookbook. Published by the Success Company, this 1205-page compendium of housekeeping advice is printed… Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge: Purple

When I read this week’s challenge, I immediately thought of the American beautyberries ripening in out woods. My lambs and goat had other plans for them! I’m sorry, I don’t know how to… Continue reading

Aloha from 1961

Cousin Martha was legendary in our family.  I never met her but her presence hovered over us, checking on us to see if we would be worthy of the money she promised to… Continue reading

Cotton Harvest

My lovely green cotton bolls are ready to pick! This is Erlene’s Green Cotton from Southern Exposure Seed Exchange.  Even if you aren’t planning to order any seed from them, you might want… Continue reading

Decluttering – very, very, slowly

Last week we did a lot of projects, and the next one on my list is painting the walls of my studio.  But before I can do that, I should declutter it! My… Continue reading

Found Poem – Cotton

I once worked at a historical park where my supervisor (a woman) was a curator.  She once told me that if she ever had to catalog another doily, she would throw up.  She… Continue reading

Sunbonnets and Feed Sacks

Posting pictures of my extensive cotton crop (4 plants) in Guess the Plant the other day, I remembered a couple of sunbonnets and a feed sack I had tucked away. The pale blue… Continue reading

Inspired by the Fabulous Scavenger

There are so many creative, thought-provoking blogs out there that I love reading.  But there is one in particular that gives me ideas I can accomplish quickly, right this minute! And that is … Continue reading

Guess the Plant

The last week has been a busy one.  My husband has been taking vacation, which does not mean to him what it means to most people.  It does not mean pina coladas under… Continue reading