So I've been wondering why the lettuce starts haven't been growing very well. Today I had a clue. I saw Lenny, my ginger kitten, sitting in the open cold frame. He moved off the lettuce when he saw me coming and was looking very innocent when I took his picture. His new favorite thing is to crouch out of sight, then jump out and scare the girls. He practically rubs his paws with glee when they squawk. He knows to be particularly careful around Anise, the little black hen, but he isn't quite so cautious with the others. He's never offered to hurt any of the chickens but does love to see them jump!
Former farm girl now living in a small town. I am raising ducks, hens and bunnies, herbs and veggies on a tiny city lot. Dyeing wool yarns and cotton fabrics in the back garden is a favorite thing on a sunny day.
Bible,Mitford series, Little Women, Amelia Peabody series, Harry Potter series, Girl of the Limberlost, Miss Read series (I like old lady books!), Susan Albert Wittig, Dave Ramsey, Spin Off, Mother Earth News, Countryside, Hobby Farm, Handwoven
"To live content with small means; to seek elegance rather than luxury, and refinement rather than fashion; to be worthy, not respectable, and wealthy, not rich; to study hard, think quietly, talk gently, act frankly; to listen to the stars and birds, to babes and sages, with open heart; to bear on cheerfully, do all bravely, awaiting occasions, worry never; in a word to, like the spiritual, unbidden and unconscious, grow up through the common."--William Henry Channing
"He who works with his hands is a laborer, he who works with his hands and head is a craftsman, he who works with his hands, head and heart is an artist." ~ St. Francis of Assisi
“I am beginning to learn that it is the sweet, simple things of life which are the real ones after all.”