Geesh, you give me three and a half days away on vacation and I don't want to get back into the routine and do what needs to be done!
Yup, I'm having a little trouble buckling down back here at home. I think it has something to do with the gorgeous weather we've had since returning. How's about we just put the canoe back on the top of the Suburban and go off on a day trip? Huh, huh, huh? Can we, can we? Pu-leeeeze?
Okay, I have not been a total slough-off. Yesterday both Papa Pea and I went to work and painted preservative on the boards that will be used in the reconstruction of our high-sided trailer. We hope to get that little (?) project crossed off the list yet this year before the weather makes it uncomfortable for working outside.
Some garden clean-up and a bit of late-season harvesting has gotten accomplished also.
In my effort to be nicer to myself, I spent some time in my quilt room today. I worked on what I hope will be a new holiday wall hanging for the kitchen.
There's this blank wall space between two south facing windows and I've been keeping a seasonal wall hanging there, but I don't have an appropriate one for Christmas/New Year's. The quilt of fall leaves pictured above is one I did a few years ago. I hand quilted the whole blasted thing and I remember it taking for-EVER to complete. But I have to admit I've always been very happy with the way it turned out. (Have I ever mentioned patience is not one of my virtues?)
I'm kinda winging it on this new one I'm making and it may not turn out at all, but I'm enjoying the process so that's the important thing.
Tomorrow will be given to extracting honey. Our guess of how much we will get this year is bouncing between thirty and sixty pounds. This time tomorrow night we'll know for sure. Harvesting the honey from our hives is always fun and satisfying, but at the same time a messy (to say the least) operation that will take up the better part of the day by the time all the clean-up is done.
We have some apples that we think are ripe on a couple of our fruit trees and hubby has been hinting strongly for an apple pie so I'm going to get one in the oven first thing in the morning while he's getting the extracting equipment set up and ready.
Like it or not, kinda looks like I'm getting back into the routine here on the homestead, doesn't it?
P.S. I DO like it.
St. Patrick's Day
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