It Pays To Tidy Up

I was emptying out a basket yesterday evening, removing a couple of ziplock bags with fiber and bobbins in them, and found this little bag in the bottom of the basket. I can’t remember where the bag came from, if I bought it or it was a gift…been too long…but as soon as I sawContinue reading “It Pays To Tidy Up”

Enjoying My Lap Throw

I finished this the first week of August and had planned to add a lace edging but decided to go ahead and give it a soak in Eucalan, lay it out to dry and see what I thought about it. I didn’t stretch it much, just pinned it out to keep it’s shape as itContinue reading “Enjoying My Lap Throw”

A Little Taste Of Winter

If we had a fireplace I’d be camped out in front of it, coffee and knitting at hand. There is nothing particularly cozy about central heating but there are no ashes to shovel and there is none of that left-over smoke odor lingering for days on end either. So we’ll just trudge along with ourContinue reading “A Little Taste Of Winter”

Stocking Up At The Farm

Grover and his ladies are well stocked with range cubes. Brad picked up and delivered a ton of them, forty bags, yesterday afternoon. We are still waiting to hear more on the hay front, but I’m hopeful. Audrey still has three big round bales of hay left from last year and will need to beginContinue reading “Stocking Up At The Farm”

Fall is Finally Here

We woke up to 68° in the house and 58° outside and turned the heat on to get the chill off the house. It’s a gorgeous day, sunny with a light breeze and Brad is headed to the coffee shop for breakfast croissants. We like to do that on Saturday for a treat once inContinue reading “Fall is Finally Here”

Love, Love, Love Hand-knitted Socks!

Gusset increases finished. Heels turned. Wraps knitted. Starting the heel flaps. I’m taking a break after getting to this point due to a bit of eye strain. It’s been overcast all morning and got progressively darker before we had a nice rain shower. Now it’s clearing off a bit and is a very muggy 75°Continue reading “Love, Love, Love Hand-knitted Socks!”

Still Hot in Texas

The break we had from the high heat has passed. It’s windy. It’s over 100° again. But, our propane tank is filled and the Generac is online and ready in case the power goes out, so we are good to go. And here we are starting another month. Not that I miss July one bit,Continue reading “Still Hot in Texas”

Almost There

The propane tank is set and connected to the Generac. It works! All we need now is for Douglas Propane to send a truck out to top off the tank. During a power outage the generator will come on after 15 seconds without power and shut off again when the power comes back on. AndContinue reading “Almost There”

Another Blazing Hot Day In Texas

I stayed indoors today but Brad took Magen in to see the vet and get her shots. She was such a good girl, much calmer than her sister Hava. He picked up our grocery order on his way home. Tomorrow he takes Hava back to see if her muzzle can come off or has toContinue reading “Another Blazing Hot Day In Texas”

Generator Installation Day!

The guys from Webbs Electric just arrived. It’s 8:45 am. They’ll need to level the spot where we want the Generac and set it in place, then run the electrical cable to the transfer box on the house. It won’t have power until the propane tank and line is installed but Douglas Dist. is waitingContinue reading “Generator Installation Day!”