Thursday, 12 November 2020

My New Pantry

Hello lovelies,

So I've been shopping the sales and stocking up on basics.

This is my starter pantry:

It's getting there; I've been stocking it with items I use everyday, and also with those that store well long term.

I've noticed regular shortages at the various grocery stores I frequent. For instance today lettuce and lemons were sold out. Lemons, really? I just wanted one for a bread recipe, lol.

Anyway, are you stocking up? All indicators point to tough times ahead.

I'm just doing all I can should the fecal matter hit the oscillating device. 

Cheers!

Thursday, 5 November 2020

It's Coming!

The pantry is finally finished! I can't wait to show it to you!

Pictures comin' at ya soon!

Here's a sneak peek!


Have a great night!

Thursday, 29 October 2020

Sneak Peek at the New Pantry

 Hello sweet friends!

Hope you're all doing well. Life here is good and productive, so I thought I'd show you the progress on the new pantry.


Just the floor left to go. We're doing a vinyl plank flooring because it's waterproof which is perfect for basements.

What do you think of the door?  The hardware will knock your socks off!

Stay tuned!

Wednesday, 9 September 2020

The Anemones Are In Bloom

 You know it's Fall when . . .

I'm hoping for rain today.

The garden has a thirst this time of year that only mother nature can quench.

Keep in touch,

Wednesday, 2 September 2020

Food Storage, No Dig Gardening, And A Cow Named Rosie

Hi Everybody,

I've been busy with the garden, and grandchildren and well, life.

The girls

I have a few things on the go to tell you about, and the first is a food storage room (or pantry) that I'll be working on once the weather turns and I can no longer play in the garden.

It's a room in the basement that is pretty much empty now, and needs some TLC.  I'll be cleaning and painting and making it pretty. The shelves are definitely not-pretty so we'll see what I can do about that.


Future pantry

You are probably asking WHY?

All I can say is that I'm currently compelled to do so.

I've been feeling very 'nesty' lately.

I'm also working on a no dig flower bed that I will plant in the Spring. The cardboard kills the grass and will decompose over the winter months, the brick is just to hold the cardboard down in the wind; it will be removed when the triple mix (soil) is added.  It's less work than digging and better for the soil and my back.

No dig flowerbed

And finally, Rosie is now finished; I'm not completely happy with her eyes (she looks sleepy to me) but here she is:

Rosie

I'll be hanging her in the food storage room along with other paintings; my next project is a rooster.

Hope you're all doing well in these mad, mad times we're living in and that my shenanigans haven't bored you to tears.

Keep in touch,

Wednesday, 19 August 2020

FREEDOM

Good morning everyone,

I got up at 6 a.m. today (as is usual), took Ben out for a pee, and had my first cup of coffee.  As soon as it was light, I went out into the (chilly) morning and proceeded to 'play in the dirt'.


I moved plants that have not done well this season to sunnier/shadier homes, hoping that in the Spring, they will be happier and make me happier in return.

It's all about give and take in the garden; as it is in life.


I put in a tiny flagstone path, watered the transplants (with pee water) and enjoyed my second cup of coffee, outside this time, to enjoying the view and appreciate my hard work.

As I sipped, I thought about freedom; the freedom of movement in particular, and how lucky I am that my 62 year old body is able to serve me pain free.

I take nothing for granted.


And I'm forever thankful.


Saturday, 8 August 2020

A Half Way Finished Blanket

Did you grow up with one of these draped across the back of your couch?


I did.

I wish I had a picture of it, but I can see it, folded neatly on my mother's very brown, very tailored sofa, in all its brown, beige and orange glory.

As you can see, my colour pallet is very different from my her's.

Anyway, I'm feeling very nostalgic lately, and so here it is ... a half way finished blanket; a nod to happier times.

An attempt to comfort myself.

I'm longing for a simpler time when we knew what was what, when we believed in our country and took our freedoms for granted.

Will we ever know that kind of innocence again?