Friday, March 10, 2017
Our lives changed February 16th when our son's baby Ella was born. We quickly discovered that her heart had a major birth defect and she was not expected to live through the night. This is her photo today, three weeks later, after two heart surgeries and many, many prayers.
Monday, December 5, 2016
This is our first Christmas tree up and decorated this year. The tree is my vintage 1966 aluminum tree from when I was 2 years old. The ornaments are all silver and white, the white lights are on white wires so the whole theme is consistent. I think it looks great. Merry Christmas to me. It gives me great joy to bring out things I have had my whole life, and it looks better than it ever did before. Let the Christmas season begin.
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Thursday, January 7, 2016
Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Today we said goodbye to our loyal friend Jack.
Love that Dog
by Sharon Creech
Love that dog,
like a bird loves to fly
I said love that dog
like a bird loves to fly
Love to call him in the morning
love to call him
“Hey there, (Jack)!”
Friday, August 28, 2015
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
By growing these gourds I have discovered that the light is not the same on both sides behind the Old Kitchen (c late 1830s). The right side gets sun all day, the left side only gets light from noon to sundown.
There is a huge difference in how the gourds have grown. One side is 12 feet high and hanging with gourds, the other side is barely knee high.
This winter I hope to sell the dried gourds to raise money for the garden projects. Would you give a five dollar donation to help restore the gardens at a historic property? i am hoping people will, as a keepsake from their tour of the mansion.
Next Spring I need to get the seeds started much earlier, which is hard to do when you are teacher as I am. Spring is a busy season for me. I also have decided to get some 12 foot posts and grow the vines up on wire mesh - high and up off the ground makes the handles long and straight. I have all this winter to plot and plan.
Saturday, August 22, 2015
Tuesday, August 4, 2015
Our neighbor came by to say a sweet goodbye to Jack. They have been so kind the last couple of years to come over and walk Jack for us during the day when we are at school. They even put dog bones on the front porch for him to "find" when they took him out. Jack - loved and spoiled by so many folks.
We don't talk about it - but it will happen soon.